Local Project Madrid
Organizer name: Intermedia (Azucena Klett, Francisca Blanco, Zoe López Mediero)
Interest group: Community Action, Governance Models
Activity: Visit different experiences of new models of governance and community action in Madrid
We consider that Clearing serve us all to learn about new ways of experimenting democracy. We think every of us in our places and projects are working in this sense, and transmission of this knowledge and affects permit us to develope this reflections; and the common share of this, is one of the important values of the Clearing Participation project.
The porpose of the local project is to visit some projects we think that could be interesting to share.
Where: Madrid, Sapin
When: 13, 14, 15, 16 December 2012
– Lucrecia Olivari [Barcelona, Spain “Antigona”]
– Konstantina Kranou [Ioannina, Greece “Iliosporos” ]
– Ana Roque [Lisboa, Portugal “Inspire” ]
– Zoe López Mediero [Madrid, Spain “Intermediae”]
– Azucena Klett [Madrid, Spain “Intermediae”]
– Francisca Blanco [Madrid, Spain “Intermediae”]
The three participants arrive at Madrid on Friday (afternoon and night) and were accommodated in friend’s houses. On Friday morning we meet for breakfast and define together the schedule for the visits of the followings days, in order to cover the different expectation of all of us.
DAY-TO-DAY SCHEDULE – THE VISITS
11:00 SAN FERNANDO MARKET
Lavapies’s neighborhood market, recovered by a group of local youths who rehabilitated posts gambling business incorporating local produce, organic, artisan … Commercial space incorporating leisure and cultural proposals.
We talk with one of the responsable of the iniciative BOOKS TO WEIGHT (La Casquería), an store of Second hand books sold by weight, who explain us how the process has happened and how they managed the market (assembles to take decisions, money, …)
12:00 KASA Publika WOMEN “THE Eskalera Karakola“
Center which houses various projects driven by a political desire to share spaces and lives, to think better, to challenge and reinvent the world from a feminist viewpoint.
13.00 TRAFICANTES DE SUEÑOS (Cooperative book shop)
One of the members of the cooperative explain us how they started (about 15 years ago) and how they are working now, the relation with others cooperatives and movements, local and global experiences, …
For lunch, we meet with Concha Lorenzana, member of Antigona and of the Analisis Commission of Sol (15M movement).
16:00 LA CASA ENCENDIDA (OBRA SOCIAL CAJA MADRID)
Social and Cultural Centre, which brings together from the most avant-garde artistic expressions, courses and workshops on areas such as environmental or solidarity.
17:00 LA TABACALERA
Self-managed social center where theater, music, dance, painting, conferences, meetings, audiovisual, workshops, events, interventions in the neighborhood … “We try to prevail over any other activity, and that the collective, public and social transformation is present in all of them.”
One of the members of the self-employment workshop to repair bicycle show us the installations and share with us how they work, and the problems they have in this moments which leads them to a “re-fundation” moment.
19:00 INTERMEDIAE – MATADERO
An experimental space run by the Arts Area of the Madrid City Government, located at Matadero Madrid. Intermediæ is conceived as a laboratory for the production of projects and social innovation specialized in visual culture driven by participation.
11.00 THIS IS A SQUARE
Solar initially occupied by a group of neighbors. They currently have a “permit” from the city of Madrid to use the space.
17:00 MEET WITH ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF KARAKOLA
19:00 INTERMEDIAE “La gaseosa de ácido electrico”
11:00 EL CAMPO DE CEBADA
Neighbors and neighbors of La Latina (Central District of Madrid), grouped to encourage the temporary use of solar of the downed La Latina Sports Center.
12:00 HEALTH WHITE TIDE
Demonstration in defense of Public Health
13:00 Meet with a member of “Patio Maravillas” (Centro Social Autogestionado)
16:00 CSA Raíces
One of the members of the recent ocupated place show us the center and explain how they are working.
20:00 Meet with Silvia Nanclares from Toxic Lesbian
Video Lucrecia Olivari