Extemporaneous Cities I
Barcelona, 2017
Course curated by Marta Carrasco and Sergi Selvas, and with the collaboration of Homesession, Sala d’Art Jove, Recreant Cruïlles, Arts Santa Mònica, La Negreta del Gòtic, and the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Extemporaneous, from Latin ex tempore (“out of time”), refers to the construction of public discourse, which by the conditions with which it is delivered, it requires certain improvisation. The theory is often implemented in contexts that require certain adaptability to be able to respond successfully to its needs. In this way, contemporary cities as a natural space of revolutionary gazes will force a thoughtful but improvised approach that facilitates the resilient construction of another city.

In this context, this course is a formative proposal that articulates theory, critical thinking, and practice in a program based on collaborative and transdisciplinary practices. It is aimed at people from different fields of work and study (arts, architecture, urbanism, sociology, anthropology, education, etc.) interested in the possibilities that contemporary arts offer when it comes to providing new ways of seeing, tools, and approaches for research in inter-academic spaces. The course aims to provide reflection and critical tools for projects and research processes that are carried out both in institutional and self-managed spaces. Through forms of collaborative learning and following the idea of a laboratory space, we will share and innovate in new forms of political, aesthetic, and social construction based on theory, practice, and experience.

With Nikos Doulos (Expodium – Amsterdam/Athens), Eva Marichalar-Freixa (Vic), Tihomir Viderman (SkuOR – Viena), Jaime Palomera (La Hidra Cooperativa – Barcelona), Miguel Georgieff (Coloco – Montepellier), Carla Boserman (Barcelona), Despina Sevasti (Athens), Roger Sansi (Barcelona), Sabine Popp (Norway), Gabriela Navas (Observatori d’Antropologia del Conflicte Urbà – Barcelona), Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (Berlin).