“Las voces del GPS” at CentroCentro Madrid

February 25, 2018

“The voices of the GPS”, a project curated by Paula García-Masedo and María Rogel, emerges from a research context generated ex-profeso for the meeting between architecture and choreography. Team pairs of both disciplines have worked on a selection of events that occurred during car trips in the decades of 2000 and 2010.

 

Los fantasmas de Susie Sierra, elii y Jonathan Martineau © elii y Jonathan Martineau

Los fantasmas de Susie Sierra, elii y Jonathan Martineau © elii y Jonathan Martineau

 

From this real news, a joint investigative process has been developed that ends with a series of proposals in room, hybrid between the choreography and the installation. Other pieces, outside of CentroCentro, circulate in a car with driver. Crash crash crash crash. The exhibition is a journey through events, oscillating between the reality of the installations of the exhibited pieces and the world of fiction in which we live. (more…)

“Máquinas de vivir” exhibition at CentroCentro Madrid

January 14, 2018

Through choreography, music, actions, images, paintings, photographs, films, models, books, documents and scenographies, the exhibition proposes the spatio-temporal relation between three different and 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.

 

Viviendas para una comunidad de gitanos (O Vao, Pontevedra, 1970-1972), Pascuala Campos y César Portela. Foto: Anna Turbau.

Viviendas para una comunidad de gitanos (O Vao, Pontevedra, 1970-1972), Pascuala Campos y César Portela. Foto: Anna Turbau.

 

“Máquinas de vivir” (Machines for living) is a project that opens a three-way dialogue between radical architecture, social criticism and flamenco representations. Through choreography, music, actions, images, paintings, photographs, films, models, books, documents and scenographies, he 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. (more…)

“La Même Indifférence” exhibition at CentroCentro Madrid

January 6, 2018

The work proposes a comparison between the neighborhoods of Orcasur and La Courneuve, presenting aspects and common situations in both neighborhoods as a reflection on the influence of urban planning on society and its development. “The same set of measures applied on a large scale will produce identical or very similar results in different societies and at different times.”

 

"La Même Indifférence"  ©   Aquellos Que Esperan / Koln Studio

“La Même Indifférence” © Aquellos Que Esperan / Koln Studio

 

Including in the cultural program of Tandem Paris-Madrid this photographic exhibition reflects on the influence of urbanism on society and its development, as well as on the identity of the inhabitants. The group “Aquellos que esperan”, formed by photographers Borja Larrondo and Diego Sánchez, documents since 2012 the aspects and situations of daily life in the suburbs, investigating the physical and psychic dimensions generated by both architectural structures and institutional policies. They carry out fieldwork consisting of many micronarratives to ask questions instead of reaching closed conclusions. (more…)

“Madrid a Medias. Free Urban Planning” at CentroCentro

November 19, 2017

Madrid, a medias is a new cycle of three exhibitions on the hopeful, welcoming and joyous city that has arisen during the last decade of crisis and indignation (2007-2017).

 

Celebración en El Campo-de-Cebada-del-primer-encuentro-TEDxMadrid-al-aire-libre-celebrado-en-2014-TEDxMadrid

Celebración en El Campo de Cebada del primer encuentro TEDxMadrid al aire libre celebrado en 2014 TEDxMadrid

 

The project shows the city that has sprung in urban gardens and social centres, in self-managed plots and neighbourhood spaces, social markets, and street parties. A half-finished city, created by many hands, open to new ideas, new hopes, and new collaborations and made with other materials and other resources. (more…)

“City in Process” at CentroCentro: new spaces for culture in Madrid

May 7, 2017

City in Process (Ciudad en proceso) is the fourth and final show in the Architecture, City and Thought Hub (Concentrador de arquitectura, ciudad y pensamiento) series of exhibitions curated by Inés Caballero. On this occasion, the space presents a reflection on the practices involved in developing spaces for culture currently underway in Madrid.

 

ColeccionSOLO © EstudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © estudioHerreros

 

The event presents five projects currently underway: Dos de Mayo Art Centre by the Office For Political Innovation; El Capricho Palace Museum by Cuarq Arquitectos; the SOLO Collection by Estudio Herreros; the Mahou Space by Héctor Fernández Elorza; and GRIGRI Pixel by Enorme Estudio. (more…)

“Do it yourself (DIY). Designer objects to make at home” at CentroCentro Cibeles

January 2, 2017

Madrid Town Hall’s gallery space CentroCentro presents “Do it yourself (DIY). Designer objects to make at home”, an exhibition focusing on the recent trend of many designers joining the “Do it yourself” community, providing instructions to the user to build their own products.

 

Architecture for Dogs. Sou Fujimoto © Hiroshi Yoda

Architecture for Dogs. Sou Fujimoto © Hiroshi Yoda

 

It shows thirty different examples of DIY designer objects, from chairs, shelves, lamps, toys and other decorative objects to bicycles and even a recycling plant. Curated by Ana Domínguez Siemens, the exhibition is located  in D-Espacio, the permanent section of CentroCentro dedicated to contemporary design. (more…)

“The Visible City”, maps and social transformation at CentroCentro Madrid

October 18, 2016

The Visible City is an exhibition presenting maps as forms of visualization, social transformation and analysis tools, repositories of knowledge and learning environments thanks to technology. It is the second exhibition within the cycle “Architecture, City and Thought Hub”, curated by Inés Caballero.

 

"In the Air" application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

“In the Air” application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

 

“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” is CentroCentro’s architecture section current exhibition.  Curated by Inés Caballero, this exhibition brings together content, language and hidden values ​​of the architecture of the city of Madrid existing in its historical and professional legacies, academic papers, specialized publications and cultural catalogs. (more…)

“Atlas of the Ruins of Europe” showing at CentroCentro Madrid

October 6, 2016

The exhibition, open until the end of January, elaborates a new account of the history and memory of Europe, searching for new narratives and a personal reflection of the visitor.

 

C.A.S.I.T.A. [Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014 2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos  Cortesía de los artistas

C.A.S.I.T.A. (Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos. Cortesía de los artistas

 

CentroCentro, Madrid’s Town Hall cultural centre has recently inaugurated the exhibition “Atlas of the ruins of Europe“, a new project which is part of the centre’s seasonal program reflecting on Europe since last May. Organized and produced by CentroCentro, the exhibition explores the ruins of modern European infrastructures, taking more than  140 examples -prints, books, paintings, photographs, video and other documents- from over a hundred artists, ranging from the century XVI to the present.

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“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” at CentroCentro Madrid

June 5, 2016

This series of exhibitions at gather and showcase hidden content, languages and values related to the architecture of the city of Madrid that can be found in its historical archives, professional legacies, academic works, specialised publications and cultural catalogues

 

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

 

Architecture, city and thought Hub is a new series of exhibitions held in the architecture section at CentroCentro, curated by Inés Caballero.  The series, which comprises four exhibitions, will connect and gradually construct a large repository which will gather an imagery of the city that enables us to observe its present, understand its past and design its future. A great archive of archives of informative, historical and emotional content.

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“Architecture set: everyday life prepositions” at CentroCentro Madrid

December 16, 2015

The exhibition shows the design and construction processes and the use of the building projects, the experience of which is arranged and put on display. Exhibiting a process implies revealing the documents that are not always explicit, which were generated during the stages prior to or even subsequent to the architectural project itself.

 

"Architecture set: everyday life prepositions" © Arquitectura Dispuesta / CentroCentro

“Architecture set: everyday life prepositions” © Arquitectura Dispuesta / CentroCentro

 

To arrange means to display, to place and exhibit in a space. If an architectural project is the deployment of actions and verbs through which a thought process is synthesised to generate a space, the prepositions position us within it: they construct a conscious position that relates the subjects to their situation in the space (in front, below, between, from, in, towards, as far as, above, behind, etc.) and, more importantly, they link the architecture to those which it implies (of, against, without, to, by, with, for, etc.) in order to create, design and transform our everyday surroundings. The prefix ‘pre’ refers to something that comes before, but it could also anticipate situations to come or future events. (more…)