Shared days in Madrid – Day #2

MORE THAN THIS – Shared Residence 2

DAY #2

∇ Walk around Carabanchel neighbourhood with La Liminal 
Views of Oporto · A neighborhood in transformation 

This tour approaches Oporto area, a peripheral neighborhood of Madrid with an industrial origin and a working-class population, where in recent years many spaces of artistic production have been set. 
The arrival of this creative community has generated confronted positions. While some people value it as a pole of cultural and touristic attraction, others associate it with the gentrification of the area and the consequent expulsion of the original population. In this walk, the texts of the artist and theorist Martha Rosler will guide us to address these tensions and to reflect on the role that culture plays in the dynamics of the global city and on its possibilities to open spaces for criticism and resistance. 

∇ Talk with Grigri Pixel project 

Grigi Pixel or hospitality as a form of care 
Grigri Pixel is a programme of Grigri Cultural Projects whose purpose is to explore the practices of cultural cooperation and citizenship between Africa and Europe, through the manufacture of grigris or magic objects intended to protect and re-enchant urban spaces through artistic and digital production practices of a collaborative and experimental nature, from both continents. 
The fourth edition of Grigri Pixel was celebrated in 2019, around the theme of hospitality, with two main objectives: on the one hand, reflect on the power that arises in a territory when it is able to open, facilitate the meeting and give rise to that apparently different, foreign and strange and, on the other hand, to demonstrate the capacity of these processes to enrich people participating on them, expanding their horizons and common imaginary. During this session, the materials produced during the 2019 programme will be presented, and we will share a conversation with David Pérez, architect, creator and energizer of this project.

∇ Talk with Jhonnyer Mosquera, Daicy Córdoba, Lesli Borja and Yeisy Palacio (dancers and coordinator of Corporación Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó) 

In this session, we talk and discuss around the following questions:  What has it meant for these dancers to be part of Corporation Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó? How their training and work in the Corporation has influenced and affected their relationships both in the community and family spheres?  What have they been able to discover on both the personal and collective level through the artistic expression linked, in this case, to dance and movement?  What opinion do they have now on how people live in the streets, and on the meaning and importance of being guided in the construction of a language based on what is the most urban form of communication, which is also closer to them as young people? Do they believe there is a real dialogue between the cultural agents and institutions in relation to their needs as adolescents or as members of communities that are much more marginalized? What does this work mean for them in terms of vital experience? Has it changed their thinking or their vision of the future? 

∇ Talk with Daniela Ortiz 

From her early works, in which she questions the Spanish National Day in its threefold connotation of a colonial anniversary, a glorification of war and a celebration of white supremacy, to a series of proposals that explore legalised violence against the migrant population, the privileges of whiteness and the employment-related aggressions inflicted by the upper classes on women domestic workers, Daniela Ortiz has thoroughly investigated all the processes and institutions on which the system of persecution, exclusion and criminalisation of racialized people is based. 
She aims to generate visual narratives where the concepts of nationality, racialisation, social class and gender are critically understood in order to analyse colonial, capitalist and patriarchal power. Her recent projects and research address the European migration control system, its link to colonialism and the legal mechanisms created by European institutions to exercise violence against migrant and racialised populations.