Sharing Transformation_Carrito Cultural_Graz

Exhibition Cittadellarte.Sharing Transformation  / Kunsthaus Graz (29.09.2012.-20.01.2013)

As a part of the ephemeral City-of-Art, in which participation/collaboration has been redefined, project Carrito Cultural has been invited to ‘translate’ cultural development strategies for the River Medellin into local context of Graz. Social significance of collective and local knowledge represented starting point in building ‘production’ area of the imaginary city, involving local bike-enthusiasts REBIKEL and citizens of Graz. Another cultural activation vehicle has been developed from abandoned bikes founded at the streets of Graz and activated through the set of actions, spanning from public salsa classes till small reparations of the visitor’s bikes.

Publication / Book of Transformation 

Photos > Universalmuseum Joanneum (Nicolas Lackner), Camila Velez

Dia de Playita_Carrito Cultural_Medellín

Medellín, 29.07.2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab and Deúniti

As a part of tactical-urbanism strategy along the River Medellín, driven by alternative cultural infrastructure Carrito Cultural, action Dia de Playita invited local artists, homeless people living at the location and the random citizens into day-long creative-occupation of the space outside the master-plan. In the unusual setup of no-man’s-land (river sedimentation), innovative participation models took place in order to re-communicate inaccessibility, pollution and invisibility of the city’s main axis.

photos> Sebastián Ochoa Giraldo

J.U.S.T 2_Return of the Ghost

Critical Urbanism days_Vilnius_16-18.05.2012

J.U.S.T = Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures

How seven Mayors didn’t kill the Ghost? graffiti on the abandoned beer-bar Tauro Ragas, serve as a trigger to dig into complex past and question blurred future of the once important social space. Alternative visualization strategies has been practiced with students from EHU and activists from Archfondas, during the 3 days productive-camping at another underused cultural space KultFlux. Retracing famous sculpture of Tauro and bringing it back to original location in the sort of religious procession, opened up participative photo exhibition and invites people to rethink existing cultural developments embedded in commodification of leisure.

Photos Alina Krushynskaya

J.U.S.T – Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures

European Humanities University, Vilnius, 14-22.05.2011 

As a part of guest seminar Click-Click Urbanism, E-Skimming and Mapping, urban interventions in post-socialist context of Vilnius were critically examined and practiced in public sphere. Focus was on vacant modernist heritage and administrative ignorance that leads to dilapidation and real-estate speculations. Three spaces of leisure (beer bar, public amphitheatre and sport hall) have been culturally jammed with an aim to build long-term strategy together with local interest groups, cultural institutions and policy makers.

JUST 6.59 > fake opening ceremony of the social-agricultural club

JUST 1 min University > new knowledge-exchange format

JUST Ride-In > blending bike culture with cinematic experience

JUST booklet

Wrecking Pendulum [Constructing Deconstruction]

The Anxious Prop Case 2, Have Balls [Eccentric] , Alexanderplatz Pavilion , 29.07.2010, Berlin

The project aimed to discuss destruction-driven urban developments of Alexanderplatz in the light of existing planner’s visions for this highly political place. As an object that has been constructed to be destroyed, Wrecking Pendulum contains complex mathematical patterns in the prototyping and digital fabrication phase and is constituted by its performative character rooted in the idea of prop in theater. Questioning production of space through the idea of producing site-specific knowledge, the project asked for the incorporation of cultural memory and existing social landscape at Alexanderplatz as crucial factors in the formation of the new.

Collaboration with Jan Bovelet 

Belgrade Metro

2010. “Belgrade Metro”. Group Exhibition Involving , Interactive installation, Zitomlin Belgrade. Serbia. 25-29.May

Imaginary Belgrade metro network in the manner of offline  participation of visitors. Seen as a collective mental map, this interactive diagram shows subjective perceptions and political attitude towards the highly discussed topic.

Commissioned by Mikser Festival

Flip Coin Game_Munich

Installation and interactive game / Customized Reality_Postgarage Munich_19.11.2009. / Concept TTT by Luis Berrios Negron

The Turtle Two (TTT) served as collaboration infrastructure for artists to conceptualize, produce and exhibit art-work in compressed time-frame of 12 hours. Idea of Urban Customization and city as a generator of lifestyles has been brought to diverse group of creative practitioners to deal with.

Flip-Coin Game is both installation and game questioning our pre-designed mobility in urban arena (transportation system network) and giving possibility to visitors to customize given space through familiar coin-game.

CTC_exhibition at Platoon

Cracking The City [CTC] at Platoon + Seed Bombs workshop, June 2009, Berlin

…The most important actors in the process of “cracking” come from domain of subculture. They possess different tactics developed as answers to urban uncertainty and the established social order. Hence, subculture is understood beyond definitions which describe it as opposition to dominant culture and commercially provided lifestyles. Subculture activities and actors are rather seen through the lens of their innovative character, unbound spaces they utilize and unconventional urban techniques they employ…

Mostar Scenarios

UN Urbanism Kolleg post-production, Jun 2007,  Bauhaus Dessau Foundation , Scenario-planning for divided city of Mostar (Bosnia&Herzegovina)

Scenario 1 > Enjoy division (Wall at former combat line made out of beer-crates and “consumed” during the daily event)

Scenario 2>  Moving movie  (Movie fragments projected on ruins of both sides of divided city and frozen scenes as an outcome)

Team> W.Hackenbroich, K.Voeckler, D.Mutman

Video> Daniel da Rocha

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