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June 05 2018

Call for applications : Grigri Pixel Residency Programme (Madrid)

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Deadline: 24 June.

Grigri Pixel is a programme of residencies, workshops and seminars 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. We understand magic to be practices that are yet to be built, collective processes that are difficult to measure and quantify, learning that arises on the boundary of the unexpected and are able to change us by changing our most immediate environment . This programme proposes spaces of collective creation in response to the need for other stories and other modes of intervening in the city from the experience of invited and often overlooked initiatives from the continent of Africa, just 14.4 km from our own continent.


2018 Edition


This third edition of Grigri Pixel , scheduled from 15 to 28 October in Madrid, will focus on claiming the right to the city. In this third edition, objects and diverse actions will be designed, constructed and activated. At the end of the workshop, they will also form part of a festive action by way of a pilgrimage around the immediate vicinity of Medialab Prado. This action will be carried out in the Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter), located in the historic and tourist centre of Madrid. Its aim will be to conjure and re-enchant these spaces in which a model of the city is being increasingly imposed that is far removed from the neighbourhood scale and from the needs of those who live in them on a daily basis.

Anyone who participates in citizens’, cultural, and artistic initiatives on the African continent can apply for the call. This initiative, group or space should be related to transformative, collaborative and artistic practices, particularly aimed at defending the right to the city and to common urban spaces. These practices may have to do with intervention and action in urban spaces, the establishment of forms and methodologies of collaborative organization, the development of artistic, cultural, design or digital manufacturing practices that reflect on collective creation, or work on recovering or updating artisan crafts.

Only one person may apply per group or space, by filling in the form you will find in this call. In total, a maximum of four people will be selected. The organization will look after the travel of those selected from their place of origin to Madrid, as well as their accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the production workshops that will be held in Medialab Prado from 15 to 28 October 2018 . Additionally, each person will receive a fee of 500 euros.

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