Vic, Catalonia / QUAM 2011 - WIKPOLIS

FORUM. 08-09.07.2011.

International seminars with the participation of Mona Fawaz/Ahmad Gharbieh, Stalker-Primavera Romana. (Giulia Fiocca/Lorenzo Romito), Iconoclasistas. (Pablo Ares/Julia Risler), Neil Cummings, Jordi Canudas/Carme Carbonell, Francisco Jarauta, Santiago Cirugeda, Straddle 3, Todo por la praxis,, Efraín Foglia, and participants selected from the call for papers: Laboratori Visual, Núria Güell, Roger Páez, Diana Padrón, Vahida Ramujkic, Amaia Elorza Pinedo/Javier Peña Ibáñez.

FORUM NIGHT. 08-09.07.2011
Aurora Crew & Visual Brothers, Dj. Latimer

WORKSHOPS. From 10.07.2011 to 15.07.2011

-Workshop 1 "Collective mapping and politics of space". Directed by Iconoclasistas (Pablo Ares, Julia Risler)

-Workshop 2 "Strategies of creation and collective architectures that influence the physical and social space". Directed by Straddle3 – David Juárez Latimer-Knowles with the participation of Santiago Cirugeda, Diego Paris -Todo por la praxis, and the collaboration of La Torratxa, Centre Social Autogestionat.

Wikpolis. Cartographies and collective creation of the social space

One contemporary experience that has clearly caused great changes in the social, political and cultural contexts is the practice of building tools and computer technologies based on open source. A mechanism based on the sharing of results and processes, where the achievements of a group or an individual are also starting points for others. A succession of connected elements mixing creativity, skills and material production, built and consumed through a shared experience. One element allowing the generation of content, based on collective experience, is the wiki.

A wiki is a website which allows creating and editing any number of web pages connected to each other, sharing a common language and allowing access to a control group. From this perspective, the construction of tools, tactics and collective practices applied in the context of the city, will be the subject to be discussed in the forum and project workshops in this edition of Quam 2011. Wikpolis translates the possibility of meeting and proposing projects focusing on this option of the node to the context of space and the policies that regulate it, providing with the opportunity to create new shared strategies for modifying social and cultural context.

- Cartographies and political representations of space, to represent or influence policies regarding the use of space. References to works revealing latent conflicts in rural and urban space and generate maps that help to interpret them.

- Collective creation in the social space, referring to self managed social processes which use mapping tools to enable collective strategies, building a network and seek alternative systems for citizens.


• To analyze experiences based on design and intervene in the context of the city under logics based on shared creativity.
• To understand and test methodologies of mapping existing social and cultural practices in an area.
• To promote new creative practices relevant to future cultural policies.
• To analyze and discuss new alternatives promoting self-management strategies of political action from artistic practice.
• To start a collective line of research from the generation of maps, which will become tools to represent or act on the territory.

Aimed at:

The seminar and workshop are aimed at artists, architects, social researchers, educational workers, cultural managers and different creative workers interested in promoting actions affecting social, cultural or spatial policies. Also to media, politics, anthropology, pedagogy, sociology, design, architecture, art students and students from other disciplines who may find these subject of common interest.

Direction of the forum QUAM 2011: Maral Mikirditsian (independent curator), Ramon Parramon (artist and director of ACVic), Laia Solé (artist and professor at UVic).

Direction of workshops: - Iconoclasistas. (Co-produced with the PEI Programa de Estudios Independientes of MACBA) - David Juárez Latimer-Knowles - Straddle3, in collaboration with Santiago Cirugeda, Todo por la praxis, and the participation of La Torratxa, Centre Social Autogestionat.

ACVic direction: Ramon Parramon | Coordination: Maite Palomo

QUAM 2011 is an ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies activity, organized within the framework of UVic. Universitat d'Estiu de Vic in collaboration with:
H. Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies, Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic, IMPEVIC Institut Municipal de Promoció i Economia de Vic, Escola La Sínia, Elisava. Escola Superior de Disseny, MACBA and La Torratxa. Centre Social Autogestionat, Associació d'Artistes Visuals de Catalunya, Associació de Professionals de la Gestió Cultural de Catalunya.

ACVic´s work is made possible thanks to the support of Ajuntament de Vic, Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Diputació de Barcelona, and H. Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies.

More info:
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