NOTAR Residencies | Results


NOTAR is one of the three nodes of the MAR platform, organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, and hablanarte; it is configured as a residency program with the aim of stimulating and consolidating research on critical pedagogies, experimental mediation and alternative institutionality, as well as the collective articulation of a forum/community where different initiatives can resonate, converge and be amplified.

Annually, six residencies are selected through an open call and in relation to specific research trends.

The first MAR call for NOTAR residencies was open from 11.18.2021 to 01.15.2022 and 294 applications were received.

For the evaluation of these applications, we established a system with two assessment instances. In a first phase, all the proposals received were evaluated by two members of a committee consisting of the following members: Pepa Octavio and Cristina Sáez (Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation), María Acaso, Sara Torres and Lucía Arnaud (MNRS), Emma Brasó, Carlos Almela and Flavia Introzzi (hablarenarte).

After sharing these evalutions, 27 finalists were pre-selected for further discussion by a jury consisting of Isabelle Le Galo (Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation), Mabel Tapia and María Acaso (MNRS) and Flavia Introzzi (hablarenarte).

The final selection of 6 beneficiaries for the NOTAR research residencies is made up of the following projects:

Contemporary Discomforts 
Dragons for the Reina | Dolores Galindo Fontán y Rocío Gómez (Dragonas de Lavapiés)

This research proposal is located in the Dragones de Lavapiés space and deals with the existential and identity crisis of young people and teenargers who suffer and seek refuge in the center of Madrid, creating a world parallel to the hegemonic one; a world also inhabit by the Reina Sofía Museum, as physical and imaginary space.

Mediation Policies 
Collusion for a useful philosophy in the classroom | Marta Álvarez Guillén y AnaNan

This project aims to establish a bridge between formal educational spaces, museums as production centers of contemporary culture, non-formal education and civil society; focused on philosophy as a subject that forms the backbone of the disciplines of the humanities in clear decomposition. Its fundamental objective is to explore, based on the teaching task, new alliances between disciplines to favor a critical and emancipatory context within the framework of the school and with the museum as spaces of resistance and emancipation, which manage to face the growing neo-fascist context.

The commons
Open council. Community learning to inhabit the future | Silvia Teixeira

This projects analyzes the devices and tools linked to the organization and the mediation processes that take place in the Local Minor Entities, neighborhood councils and open councils of the eastern mountains of León. These organizations explore other ways of building life in common, natural resources, heritage and collective learning, as well as the affections, links and silences that sustain the common.

Porous Institutions 
Ways of not - speaking. Word and childhood in experimental poetics of Spain and Latin Americ | Rodrigo Cubas

The project seeks to develop a space for research, exchange and experimentation around artistic practices where that "not speaking" of childhood is tense and unfolds in intervals that cross the eye, the ear and the gesture from a conceptual dimension. In this framework, the main object of study is a set of experimental practices that have emerged since the 1960s in Peru, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. The research seeks to mediate the selected works with experiences peripheral to the artistic institution, recorded in documents that account for literacy processes in schools or outside of them, archives that testify strategies of critical pedagogy in popular education centers, etc.

Interstices | La Parcería + Afroconciencia Space

This proposal analyzes the artistic practices developed by people who have been led to occupy subordinate positions, those who have been historically excluded from the spaces of cultural representation and creation in the city of Madrid; but above all, it focuses on the study of the relationships established between creators, communities, new audiences within the framework of new grassrots cultural organizations that are born in response to vital needs - individual and, above all, collective ones.

Archive and Memory 
Renata Cervetto

This project aims to develop an archive based on the pedagogical activities of the MNRS (2008-2020) in dialogue with other institutions and agents based in Spain. The project also traces the intersections and resonances between Spain and Latin America around these educational practices, mainly considering the influence that certain biennials (with their artists and curators) have had on the development of this field.

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