Public talk: Strategies for making visible collaborative processes

Medialab Ptado

Medialab, Auditorium Thursday, 01.02, 19:00-20:30

Within Work In Process we organize the public talk “Strategies for making visible collaborative processes” on Feb 1, 7–8.30 pm, conference hall, Medialab Prado.

One of CAPP’s objectives is the exploration of formulas for finding new publics and audiences for collaborative processes. While this network has been a conduit for many projects involving the collaboration of artists in residence with local collectives, it remains to be seen whether those projects have managed to reach other audiences beyond the collectives directly affected by them.

  • Is it important to make processes visible? Why?
  • How can a collaborative process be communicated to an audience that has not participated in it and is unfamiliar with the subject matter?
  • Are there methodologies capable of adapting processual experiences in order to emulate the same processes in different environments and circumstances?

We will discuss these and related questions with Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create Ireland and Project Lead of CAPP Network, Lois Keidan, Co-Director of Live Art Development Agency (LADA)Diego Peris, co-funder and member of Todo por la Praxis and Gloria G. Durán, producer at Intermediae.

Our guests will present their respective strategies opinions on the question if there is a need for increasing the visibility of collaborative processes as well as for developing tools to emulate them in different settings and circumstances. The presentation will be followed by discussion to contrast international experiences with the specific characteristics of Spanish contexts.

Gloria G. Durán is a Doctor in Fine Arts, as well as writer, researcher and teacher. She is currently working on a book about Public Art in Madrid and as a producer for Intermediae. Intermediae is a space for producing and making visible those artistic projects that promote the emowerment of citizenship and cultural production in the neighbourhoods of the city.

Lois Keidan is the co founder and co director of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). Established in London, UK in 1999, LADA is a centre for Live Art: a research and knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, and an online centre for representation and dissemination.  LADA is a partner on the CAPP project.

Ailbhe Murphy is Director for Create Ireland, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and Project Lead of CAPP network of which Create is the lead partner. As an artist she has worked in a wide range of situated projects as part of the interdisciplinary art and research platform Vagabond Reviews.

Diego Peris is co-founder and member of Todo por la Praxis (TXP), a multidisciplinary team that sees itself as a laboratory for aesthetic projects of cultural resistance. The initiative develops intervention strategies for public spaces with the ultimate goal of creating a catalogue of socially effective tools.

In a nutshell:

  • Where?: Conference Hall of Medialab Prado, C/ Alameda, 15 <M> Atocha
  • When?: Thursday 01 of February. 7–8.30 pm
  • Who?: All those who, by profession or affection, feel attracted to the idea of collaboration as a tool for social change
  • We will have simultaneous translation.


Work In Process is a co-production of hablarenarte and Medialab Prado and is carried out within the framework of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP)

CAPP is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices.

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