Madrid – ARCHITECTURE – EVERY DAY LIFE PREPOSITIONS

Madrid – ARCHITECTURE – EVERY DAY LIFE PREPOSITIONS

Technical Data.

ARCHITECTS/AUTHORS:
MEDIO MUNDO Arquitectos. Marta Pelegrín + Fernando Pérez.

PROJECT:
MADRID-ARQUITECTURA DISPUESTA
COLLABORATORS:
Jacobo García Germán, Juan Antonio Sánchez and Vincent Morales
PROMOTER:
Cibeles Culture And Citizenship Center Center. Madrid Ayto Madrid.
Ayto Madrid;  University Carlos III
Ets. Architecture ; U. Autónoma De Madrid.
Juan Carlos University.
DATE:
2015-12-01 01.03.2016

ARCHITECTURE SET: EVERYDAYLIFE PREPOSITIONS is an exhibition, workshop and lecture program aiming to show the processes with which a selection of contemporary architectural practices are involved in. This program gathers together architecture proposals and works that display pragmatic and experimental approaches and which condense and manifest an intense relationship with the urban, social, political and productive environment in which they materialize.

     As result of a professional attitude based on the importance given to processes, the attention payed to material expression, and the consideration of producing agents, builders and people involved, the displayed works show spatial and material proposals whose processes and techniques mediate between the Zeitgeist (in German, the spirit of an era) and Erfindergeist (in German, their ingenuity).

     These Architectural practices, with their various precedents and different context, are involved in the construction of urban spaces, productive spaces and dwellings; that is, our everyday habitat.
So that, this program sets out in order to show, discuss and develop the links between architectural practice and the social and cultural context in which it is produced.

     With previous editions in Seville (2014) Evora (2015) the traveling exhibition ‘Arquitectura Dispuesta / Preposiciones Cotidianas – Architecture Set / Everyday Prepositions´ (AD/PC) arrives to Madrid (2016), housed at Centro Cibeles , Madrid City Council. 

 

CAAC – ARCHITECTURE – EVERY DAY LIFE PREPOSITIONS

CAAC – ARCHITECTURE – EVERY DAY LIFE PREPOSITIONS

Tecnical Data

ARCHITECTS/AUTHORS:
MEDIO MUNDO Arquitectos. Marta Pelegrín + Fernando Pérez.

PROJECT:
CAAC – ARCHITECTURE – EVERY DAY LIFE PREPOSITIONS
EXHIBITION PLACES:
Oct-Nov.2014 Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo CAAC.(Spain) Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art . Hall: The Secadero.
Oct-Nov 2015. MOSTRA ESPANHA 2015(Portugal)Evora School of Architecture, Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida.
Nº ARCHITECTURAL WORKS (DISPLAYED):
26
ESTIMATED AREA OF THE EXHIBITION SPACE:
150-180 m2
Nº SMALL MODELS:
12 (estimated volume 0.20 m3)
TABLE SURFACE:
40 m2
OCCUPIED WALL SURFACE:
30 m2
Nº TV SCREENS:
5 (flexible)
Nº BEAMERS FOR PROJECTING WALL OR FLOOR:
5 (flexible)
MINIMUM HEIGHT SHOWROOM:
280m.
ESTIMATED VOLUME:
1-1.5m3 (books, documents and small models)
ESTIMATED VOLUME:
3m3 (other devices: large model, tables, shelves)

      The program Architecture: Everyday Life Prepositions is an exhibition project, workshops and conference series that has as its goal to show the processes that some spatial practices are involved in. This program gathers together architecture proposals and works that display pragmatic and experimental approaches and which condense and manifest an intense relationship with the urban, social, political and productive environment in which they materialize.

     The attention paid to the direct experience of space and its materiality, the concern regarding the incorporation of the agents that produce, participate and inhabit a built project, and the importance given to the process that the shown architecture projects entail, summarizes an attitude that results in a finished design. The teams of participating architects put forward processes whose techniques and materials mediate between the Zeitgeist (the spirit of an era) and Erfindergeist (their genius). This program sets out in order to show, discuss and develop the links between architectural practice and the social and cultural context in which it is produced.

      An intense critical reflection proliferates in recent architectural debate regarding spatial and material practices, both from within de discipline and beyond it. There are various precedents in contemporary western architectural history that have to do with this. These architectural proposals intervene upon urban space, construct facilities and re-propose the spatial and material configurations of everyday habitat. Within such critical debates, it is not difficult to come across some contradictions or unsolvable aporias. Many classical aporias have been solved thanks to paradigm changes, through world view, episteme or technology. Perhaps, these aporias can be considered indications and initial ways of risk taking, not only in the sense of spatial, material and architectural speculations, but as risks through which new ways of life are tested.

      WORKSHOPS: “UNOCCUPIED: spaces unoccupied in the profession, empty homes and productive spaces”. Duration: 3-4 days (25 hours=1 European credit) Number of participants: 15+15+15 15 Architecture (and similar studies) Master degree and graduate students Number of professors and coordinators: 3 .Conferences: 3( Guests ) + 3round tables and debate forums
SUPPORTS: CAAC, UNIA Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Goethe Institut, Institut François, CICUS Fundation for Andalusian Studies y Entrepreneur Centre Culture Seville University, research group HUM-666. For MOSTRA ESPANHA2015 Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports. University of Evora.
Curatorship+Production: MARTA PELEGRÍN+ FERNANDO PEREZ, MEDIOMUNDO architects

MÁQUINAS DE VIVIR EXHIBITION

MÁQUINAS DE VIVIR EXHIBITION

Technical Data

ARCHITECTS/AUTHORS:
MEDIO MUNDO Arquitectos. Marta Pelegrín + Fernando Pérez.

PROJECT:
Design and Production of models for ‘Maquinas de Vivir’ Exhibition
PROGRAMME:
Production and layout of 9 models for exhibition on flamenco and architecture
SITUATION:
CentroCentro Cibeles of culture and citizenship
DATES:
20 October 2017 to 4 February 2018
AUTHORS:
Comisariada por Pedro G. Romero y María García
COLLABORATORS:
Fabio Orizia, José Becerra, Valentín Berlanga, Alice Simpkins-Woods, Amelia Maresca.
PROMOTORS:
BNV Productions, Independent Platform of Modern and Contemporary Flamenco Studies ( pie.flamenca) ARTEC
SURFACE:
1303.595m2

 “Máquinas de vivir” is a project that opens a three-way dialogue between radical architecture, social criticism and flamenco representations. MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos is commissioned to join the research team for the documentation and interpretation of original archives and to build up the architectural models for the Exhibition and the theatre and dance scenographies.

Curatorial Statement

It is about opening the dialog Through choreography, music, actions, images, paintings, photographs, films, models, books, documents and scenographies, the exhibition proposes the spatio-temporal adjustment between three different and linked fields of production, three ways of understanding the territory, the city and the house, different and related ways of being in the domestic space, architecture and urban planning, reinventions of the flows of circulation, mobility and walk, whose development in the present starts in the second half of the twentieth century.

In a first field, it shows the attention of the works of artists linked to the Situationist International by the occupation and mobility in the space of the Roma, the gypsies, the flamencos or the bohemians of the Spanish political exile, especially the libertarians.

A second field explores the various social housing projects that were carried out in France, Spain and Portugal with the idea of ​​housing the Roma population taking into account their particular backgrounds and the ways of life they occupied, with their family and group characteristics and delocalised trades. It also addresses what was a second phase, when community projects fail and the Roma population and other marginal groups are assimilated into the large polygons of housing built for rural and southern migration.

A third field notes how the gypsies and flamenco artists, in the field of theater, were aware of these spatial transformations, and how the new ways of inhabiting the territory demanded a certain deterritorialization of the old scenarios.