July 18, 2016
Architecture City Education Nature

Blanca, a small town huddling at the foot of Peña Negra, a volcanic black rock, is reinventing parts of its structure,
 helped by impulses from artists’ platform AADK Spain.
 Part of this process is the rediscovery of the actual potentials of a shrunk city. The workshop Back to life will be an integral step in further developing these impulses.

Living for ten days at Centro Negra, 20 international participants in the creative field will focus on the urban situation where the town meets the steep rock of Peña Negra. Here, a set of small informal architectures originally served as micro “subsistence city”, mainly used for chicken raising and husbandry. This abandoned structures are now ruins in various stages of decay or reconstruction.

The workshop “Back to life” is a ten full days experience of common living and continuous exchange, where both participants and tutors will think and create the transformation of a space. The site exploration process will develop through different laboratories and approaches: construction, maps, landscape, walks, performances, movie making, people, vegetation. In a final restitution, participants will translate the collected informations to develop proposals for interventions in Peña Negra, the old town of Blanca.

5–15 September 2016
Workshop Back to Life
Mentors: Thilo Folkerts (Berlin, 100Landschaftsarchitektur) and Enrique Nieto (University of Alicante)
Curator: AADK Spain with Lorenza Manfredi

Deadline: 4 August 2016

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