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MIES IS +. EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 2024

27 January 2024 - 26 May 2024
11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Coordination:
Virginia Villar
Directorate:
Fermín Blanco

CGAC presents the ninth edition of this workshop series dedicated to contemporary architecture and aimed at children.

The workshops, which take place on the last weekend of each month, will be directed by the architect and educator Fermín Blanco, supported by Sistema Lupo’s educational team. The aim is to provide children with the tools needed to interpret the architecture of our time through the theories, projects and works of the most important architects in recent history.

Sistema Lupo is committed to active, experimental teaching with a mixture of theory and practice, where play is the cornerstone of a creative, cooperative dynamic.

The themes will be dealt with transversally, using architecture as the underlying thread. We will use various figures from the world of architecture and urbanism to introduce ourselves to creative worlds through their thinking.

The educational project is based both on generating educational material and designing resources using all kinds of materials (wood, membranes, foams, clay, synthetic combinations, etc.) and explorations in the immaterial world that allow for a range of combined possibilities, shapes, proportions, balance games and action strategies. The proposed strategy encourages reflection and individual creativity, as well as teamwork through play and large-scale construction.

In this edition, we’ll start by working with the architecture of Álvaro Siza Vieira, as embodied in the CGAC itself. To this end, we’ll analyse the emotions and sensations that emanate from its spaces and reflect on their integration into the city. We’ll continue with museum spaces, this time around Nieto Sobejano architecture firm, relating geometry with landscape and learning from examples as close as the Interactive Museum of History in Lugo or the forthcoming Museum of Pontevedra.

As a pioneer, we’ll highlight Andrés Fernández-Albalat for his contribution to Galician modernity and we’ll make our own Laboratory of Forms. We’ll also address public spaces with the landscape artist Martha Schwartz and we’ll use her work as a starting point to carry out our experiments on the union between art and landscape based on the community and the environment. As a culmination, we’ll take a mini-tour of activist urbanism through the ideas of the singular Jane Jacobs, to find out what our cities are dying of today.

 

 

Programme:

JANUARY. Álvaro Siza Vieira. Form and Light. Museum versus City

Saturday 27th January. Children aged 6 to 8

Sunday 28th January. Children aged 9 to 12

Spaces: 12 / Registration: 15th - 25th January, 1.00 p.m.

 

FEBRUARY. Nieto Sobejano. Geometry and Matter. Museum versus Landscape

Saturday 24th February. Children aged 6 to 8

Sunday 25th February. Children aged 9 to 12

Spaces: 12 / Registration: 12th - 22nd February, 1.00 p.m.

 

MARCH. Fernández-Albalat. In Galician Modernity

Saturday 23rd March. Children aged 6 to 8

Sunday 24th March. Children aged 9 to 12

Spaces: 12 / Registration: 11th to 21st March, 1.00 p.m.

 

APRIL. Martha Schwartz. Landscape, Art and Community

Saturday 27th April. Children aged 6 to 8

Sunday 28th April. Children aged 9 to 12

Spaces: 12 / Registration: 15th - 25th April, 1.00 p.m.

 

MAY. Jane Jacobs. Urbactivism: Mini Jane’s Walk

Saturday 25th May. Children aged 6 to 8

Sunday 26th May. Children aged 9 to 12

Spaces: 12 / Registration: 13th to 23rd May, 1.00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Given by:

Denís Gándara

Registration:

All of the workshops are free. Anyone interested may register, within the established deadlines, by emailing cgac.educacion@xunta.gal indicating the following details: full name and age of the participants, contact telephone number, email address, national ID name(s) and number(s) of the person(s) authorised to collect the minors from CGAC, and name of the workshop they wish to attend. A maximum of two participants can be registered per application. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applicants will be notified by e-mail.