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We understand mediation as a chance to develop learning communities and artistic environments to produce situated knowledge and change the local state of affairs.

Therefore, mediation becomes a contact zone where we can play in other way, leaving the common knowledges to do a collective imagination practice which let us inquiry cultural issues and develop alternative ways of sociability. We start from a few basic principles:

︎Working from the situation

We understand the realities in which we work situationally, as maps that are woven in community. This approach let us pay attention about the difference, and develop spaces to hearing, speaking and sharing affects, issues, and positions.   

︎ Claiming difference

We develop contrast and tensioned spaces which let someone experimented the difference as potency, and as alternative to the power dynamic.

︎ Giving visibility to minorities knowledge

We believe that knowledge is a statement traversed by power, and its logics of privilege and exclusion. Consequently, we want to give visibility to the under commons knowledge that questions and deconstructs power relations.

︎ Weaving plural and sustainable learning communities

We facilitate collaborative dynamics and strategies aimed at creating multiple, transversal and situated learning communities.

︎︎︎ Sustaining the partnership in the long term

We accompany long-term creative-research processes aimed at creating conditions for the involvement and autonomy of the communities we work with.

Parallel Utopia is a public art and expanded scene project developed in Espacios Revelados 2021 Lima, an initiative of the Siemens Stiftung Foundation in collaboration with Cultural Center of Universidad del Pacífico and the Goethe-Institut Lima..

Documentary film -on post-producción-
︎︎︎ Educational Programme
︎︎︎ Flayer open call
︎︎︎ Website Espacios Revelados
︎︎︎ Instagram of La Comuna
Parallel Utopia
Creation/mediation I Espacios Revelados Lima
Nov. 2021 — Feb. 2022 

Parallel Utopia is a project about art and radical pedagogy developed in collaboration with local communities in the city of Lima. The project invited a group of students of fine arts and theatre to live for 4 months in an old abandoned patrimonial building with the aim of promoting a collective recovery process of the Colegio Real of the UNMSM.

The development of an Utopian Studies Programme is the excipient to produce a process of re-appropriation where reality and fiction, memory and imagination, desires and needs concur in the creation of a new collective character: a commune of students that takes the premises of the Royal College as its headquarters, and the district of Barrios Altos as its theatre of operations. Therefore, Parallel Utopian is a creative dispositive that revels the history and speculate about the future of the Royal College, a run-down colonial building from sixtieth century.  

November 2021. 

The creation of a self-managed cultural centre is the formula chosen to materialise a series of artistic actions -exhibitions, performances, installations and cultural activities - that re-signify and recover the Royal College for the community of Barrios Altos.

Through research, artistic interventions and community encounters, Parallel Utopia invites us to think about the past and the future of the Royal College of the UNMSM, connecting its history with the memories, dreams and needs of the local communities. While revealing the traces of history, the project invites the audience to project images of the future through the possibility of co-inhabiting abandoned spaces.

Exhibition. February 2022.

Cultural activities. February 2022.

La lluna en un cove is a multidisciplinary creation laboratory developed with children for the Cultural Contemporary Center of Barcelona as part of the Culturanutas programme.

︎︎︎ Website CCCB: Video & pictures
︎︎︎ Odradek: related research 

La lluna en un cove
Mediation I CCCB
July 2022 

What does a seaweed have to do with a fork? A rock with a computer? A crocodile with a cathedral, or the moon with a basket? Among all our faculties, fantasy is the freest and most subversive. If imagination sees, creativity, invention and fantasy think the world to produce unexpected associations and alternative orders.

The ephemeral museum of La lluna en un cove explores the capacity of fantastic thought to elaborate unusual associations and poetic relationships based on the capacity of objects to induce sensorial and symbolic experiences. Through games of association, assembly and composition that work playfully and globally with the arts, the museum's different stations stimulate children's creativity, fantasy and imagination.

This project explores the material, visual, kinetic and symbolic qualities of objects to induce experiences that increase learning, opening up a wide range of possibilities through games based on manipulation and contact -ephemeral sculpture and theatre-, movement -dance-, composition -visual poetry-, or words -potential literature-. The exploration of these aspects in the different rooms of the museum stimulates a multidisciplinary creative environment that vindicates bodily pleasure, play and cooperation as fundamental pillars in the search for the meanings of the world.


Contact Zones is a mediation programme developed for Graner: Center of Creation and live arts focused on promoting horizontal dialogues between art and pedagogy. The programme involves three kindergartens, a family space, five primary schools, two high schools and several artists in a process of reflection-action on the "in-between-places" of art and education.   

︎︎︎ Research website Contact Zones
︎︎︎ Caixa d’Eines 2020-21
︎︎︎ Educational Fanzine 2020-21
︎ Graner website 

Releated projects: 

︎︎︎ Contact Zones (First editon)
︎︎︎ Contact Zones publication 2019-20

Contact Zones (2nd editon)
Mediation I El Graner
2020 — 2021

Contact Zones explores the relationship between performing arts and pedagogy from a perspective that takes body, experimentation and research as common elements between art and education. The project is based in the creation of mixed learning and experimental communities who inhabit on the "in-between-places" of art and education. In order to share times, tools, questions Contact Zones opens spaces of conversation where exchange experiencies, protocols and ways of doing. Therefore, these "in-between-places" involve diverse knowledge, embodied voices and situated experiences in order to estrange, question and commit ourselves through mutual recognition.   

The Contact Zones Programme proposes a working methodology based on mutual collaboration and the exchange of positions between artists, teachers and students. With this approach we promote spaces of circulation between local practices and knowledge, we facilitate the transversality of knowledge, and we shift the power relationship between the one who teaches and the one who learns -in the educational scene-, or the one who makes and the one who observes -in the artistic scene-.

In accordance with this game of transfers and displacements between scenarios, practices, roles and knowledge, we would like to promote dynamics in which we think art from pedagogy, and pedagogy from art. Our aim is to develop spaces of confluence to experiment with the practices and narratives of art and education.

The releasing power of displacement and collaboration between agents as equals become two pillars for an experience that claims polyphony as the fundamental architecture of research, providing the conditions for new fields of action to be composed between the arts and pedagogies in plurality.







Spectators in Residence is a study community that promotes learning and research processes based on Graner's programme of artistic residencies in live arts and dance.

Releated projects:

︎︎︎ Project website
︎︎︎ The paradox of the spectator
︎︎︎ Scenes from Confinement

Spectators in Residence (2nd edition)
Mediation I El Graner
March- June 2021

Spectators in Residence is a studio community that promotes spaces for learning and reflection on the contemporary art scene. The programme invites a group of spectators to share encounters with resident artists, taking their creative processes as an opportunity to initiate a conversation about artistic imaginaries and languages.

Through encounters with artists, presentations of work in progress, public debates and exchange practices, the programme explores the epistemic and ludic potential of the public to appropriate and reconfigure the themes of the stage: How do we relate to stage images? What do we do with them? Where do they take us? What kind of imaginary do the images draw? How can the stage become an oracle where future worlds are explored?

Spectators in Residence is open to anyone who wants to enjoy art in an active and dialogical way. It is articulated around two types of encounter:

  • The Theatron is a reserved space to show the work in progress of the resident artists. The artist involved in this edition are Joaquín Collado, Núria Guiu, Cuqui Jerez, Raquel Klein and  Xavier Manubens.

  • The Theoros is a study space about the contemporary condition of the audience and the poetics of translation. A space where we play with the shared root between the theatron - as a place to see - and the Greek theōría - as the observation of what is seen - to explore the bodily, aesthetic, political and affective dispositions that guide our ways of looking, feeling, talking about art.


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