Calaf / Manresa
Shared projects: Mataró (Can Xalant) / Priorat (Priorat Centre d’Art) / El Prat de Llobregat
ID #5 / Call for projects (2008 November-2009 January)
ID opens an international call for projects directed to creators with proposals in the sphere of public space; creators who have a crossdisciplinary perspective and who wish to interact using a variety of strategies in the social space of the contexts involved . These are Calaf and Manresa.
ID #5 will also stage parallel activities in Mataró (Can Xalant), Priorat (Priorat Centre d'Art), Prat de Llobregat. Through this open call proposals will be put forward for projects in the above mentioned locations. The open call for projects has two categories which relate to the different approaches that IDENSITAT considers to develop:
Public spaces as well as public domain are concepts for discussion and in continuous updating. ID is an open laboratory for investigating these aspects and the projects are understood to be research works in this area. Therefore, ID calls for projects that intervene in public space and seek for interaction among different social sectors; projects that outline contemporary strategies for creation, incorporating specific aspects of the context, and/or which display actions of communication in their environment. Projects are invited based on their medium or long term working processes. Others are projects that intervene in a more specific or ephemeral way while using the infrastructures, means or existing mechanisms in the territory. These projects must facilitate answers or renew questions, detect conflicts or propose strategies of negotiation, in short, to accelerate or mitigate the permanent tension in public space.
The open call for production projects concerns the cities of Calaf and Manresa. This edition in particular incorporates a project in Prat de Llobregat. The project will intervene in a specific space that the Town Hall plans to develop (For more specific information regarding each site please refer to www.idensitat.net).
ID also calls for projects carried out in other contexts, in progress, unfinished or considered for publication, as well as theoretical works from parties interested in participating in IDENSITAT as a mechanism for diffusion and analysis of projects. This will be done through a specialized publishing work aimed at disseminating projects that impact upon public space. The specific publication will take the format of a book, articulating a set of projects and theoretical essays.
All projects selected for publication will form part of an archive or pool of projects which may be reproduced or adapted to new contexts. IDENSITAT may propose displaying a number of these projects as a production.
Another important aspect of IDENSITAT is the display of projects which promote educational actions. This does not constitute a specific category since it will draw from the two proposed categories. It refers to projects or partial aspects of projects which may be developed in a medium-short period and rehearse forms of shared production through workshops or other dynamics based on exchange of knowledge. Preferably, these projects will be developed with local organizations and educational centres. It might be a matter of extending processes from projects under present development in other contexts, or even specific and partial activities of a project of production. From within its own organisation, IDENSITAT will encourage and develop more in-depth projects following this line.