iD Sport 2012: Har-Etxea
iD Sport 2012: Har-Etxea, de M-Etxea
For the 2nd Open Call for projects on Sport, Art and Social Inclusion, the collective M-Etxea proposed the construction and management of a mobile device, a mixture of urban furniture and sports equipment. Har-Etxea in the Basque language means literally "worm house"i.e. chrysalis, is a light structure designed for different construction conditions, aiming to cover specific needs each time. The construction and management of this infrastructure comes together included an adaptation to the locus of construction which remained after the structure was dismantled. In this way, the mobile infrastructure aimed to function as an urban activator, with a lasting effect beyond its period of installation. The various stages of the work process were achieved using a participatory format of open workshops within the local community, from the installation of the equipment to the planning and development of activities.
iD Sport 2012: SK8+U
iD Sport 2012: SK8+U, a project by Straddle3 in collaboration with Sergi Arenas
Official presentation of the project + Skateboard Championship 27 October 2012, 12:00 pm at the Pavelló Can Pons, Arbúcies (Girona).
SK8+U is a project by the collective Straddle3 (www.straddle3.net), in collaboration with Sergi Arenas (skateboarder, designer and builder of professional skateboard parks). Developed from an initiative by a group of children and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 15, the proposal consisted of the collaborative design, construction and maintenance of a skate park in Arbúcies (Girona).
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iD Sport 2012: Pl[US] CABANYAL
iD Sport 2012: PL[US] CABANYAL: A Common Victory, by Coordinadora d'Iniciatives Veïnals (La CIV)
For the 2nd Open Call for Projects on Sport, Art and Social Inclusion, the Coordinadora d'Iniciatives Veïnals (La CIV) developed the project PL(US) CABANYAL: A COMMON VICTORY, a project aimed at improving community in the area of El Cabanyal (Valencia), through a sports weekend.
The project, developed through 2012 by La Coordinadora de Iniciatives Veïnals (La CIV) in collaboration with district bodies, aims to use sport as a tool to strengthen and revitalise the locality. CIV organised a sports day to complement the mediation work of locals, local associations and/or collectives. The sports weekend, with the support of Levante UD Football Club, included competitionswith deep roots in the district, such as “buttons football”, fencing and traditional games, such as ball games and informal running competitions. These activities were complemented with an exhibition to raise awareness and to strengthen cohesion and a sense of common identity among district residents.
In preparation for this day, LA CIV organised a participatory workshop September 2012, in which various associations and collectives from Cabanyal took part and organised the sporting weekend, which took place on November 2012, collaboratively.
More information on this proposal on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pluscabanyal.laciv) and on the blog of La Coordinadora de Iniciatives Veïnals (http://www.laciv.org/jornadas-plus-cabanyal-una-victoria-comu/)
DIGITAL SCOREBOARDS AND MOBILE DEVICES WORKSHOP
IDENSITAT, in collaboration with HANGAR and the Equadorean Association of Equavolley in Catalonia organised a workshop for building and programming digital scoreboards and mobile devices, aimed to be used in matches of equavolley (a kind of volleyball played in Ecuador). The workshop was conceived as an exercise in applying creativity and digital technologies to sports and community development, and also as a space for negotiation and learning between participants in an exchange of skills and knowledge.
Participants were: Alex Posada (Digital Creator and Researcher in the field of Interactivity and New Media), Befaco.org (Artists association resident in Hangar, supporting electronic musicians who need to construct their own instruments, Ramon Parramon (Artist, Curator, Director of ACVic, Centre d’Arts Contemporànies and Director and Funder of IDENSITAT), Gaspar Maza Gutiérrez (Antrhopologist, Lecturer at URV, and coordinator of the project for social inclusion of the Plan A+D, led by the Spanish Sports Council), Xavi Camino (Anthropologist and Lecturer at ELISAVA), Roser Caminal (Artist), and members of de Equadorean Association of Equavolley in Catalonia (organisation working for inclusion and social cohesion through the practice of equavolley).
Sports, Art and Social Inclusion. Selected Projects.
2nd Open Call for Projects on Sports, Art and Social Inclusion
Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD) + Idensitat (iD Sport)
In September 2011, the Consejo Superior de Deportes [CSD] (Sports Council) in collaboration with Idensitat [iD SPORT] announced the Second Call for interdisciplinary projects promoting the relationship between sport and social, cultural, and creative areas. The call was aimed at two types of projects: Ongoing projects to be added to iD Project Bank; and new and experimental projects to be added to iD Project Production Laboratory.
Between September and November 2011, 103 applications were received in total, 35 for the Project Bank, and 68 for the Project Laboratory, for the latter of which 5 projects were selected by the panel.
Sport, art and social inclusion. 2012 Call for projects
Consejo Superior de Deportes + Idensitat [CSD + iD SPORT ]
2ª Call for projects
SPORT, ART AND SOCIAL INCLUSION. 2012 CALL FOR PROJECTS
We are witnessing the development of what might be considered as a “field” of social commitment in sports which did not exist until just a few years ago. This commitment, as a main feature, takes on topics of social exclusion through interventions in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, or among groups in situations of social exclusion.
The increasing prominence of sporting projects and activities directed towards these sectors leads us to research experiences in what we might call " good practice", to build an archive as a resource for learning and debating, and to build relationships between sport, social interventions, and creative practices (art, design, architecture, etc.).
We believe that sport, interacting with these fields, can support processes of social cohesion, especially when it helps to create venues, or to strengthen those already in place, where peer groups can meet and communicate. In this way, sport can become an interesting source of social capital, and a vital element in the creation of different social networks (contacts, friends, friendship, prestige, etc.).
Within creative practices, sport is often treated as circumstantial or thematic, but some creative practices examine certain social dynamics as a basis for work regarding relationships and shared creativity. Sport enhances these kinds of relationships and connections. Sporting activities usually facilitate contact and relationships between individuals and groups of different backgrounds without the protocols demanded in other types of activities. Bringing art and sport together, we believe, can help in the development of projects to stimulate social creativity and an exchange of those values peculiar to each endevour within certain local contexts.
Although we believe in the strength of this relationship, it is important to recognise the limits both of sporting and creative practices. That is, neither sport or sporting activities, nor art or creative activities, by themselves change situations of social or cultural exclusion. This requires both together in combination with policies and interventions from cross-disciplinary projects.
The aims of SPORT, ART AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, CALLs FOR PROJECTS are to identify existing work, to generate an archive of 'good practice' for general circulation, and to support the creation of new cross-disciplinary experiences arising from the relationship between sporting and artistic practices. These calls are aimed at the wide range of organisers, creators and cultural bodies throughout Spain.
CDAS Project [COMANDO DEPORTIVO DE ACCIÓN SOCIAL]
CDAS. Iñaki Larrimbe. Foto:Gert Voor In't Holt/Artium
This project established a relationship between art, sports and processes of urban development. It was developed in ARTIUM and the Errekaleor district of Vitoria. It was selected in the first 'Sport, Creativity and Social Inclusion' Open Call, commissioned by the Consejo superior de Deportes (CSD) and IDENSITAT (iD Sport), with the support of ARTIUM and the collaboration of Diputación Foral de Álava, Federación Alavesa de Atletismo, Club de Atletismo la Blanca and Asociación Goyán. The project was assembled in different stages:
Sport Guided Visit in ARTIUM
Visit the Museum while jogging! Tourism is a big industry of experience. Consumerist and recreational culture are invading our everyday lives. This jogging guided visit has no critical spirit, but it is an invitation to participate in physical exercise and thinking. Get in shape in the musem. Artium. Vitoria-Gasteiz, September the 2nd, 2011. ( From the activity literature)
Popular Race in Errekaleor District
The 5km race took place on Sunday October the 2nd at 10:00 am, using an old-school, no-frills popular format, starting at Artium square, and ending in the Errekaleor district. The social and cultural itinerary in the ''popular race'' format comprised a visit to Errekaleor (a district of Vitoria then undergoing a gentrification process of demolition of old housing to make way for expensive new construction).
More information: http://carreraerrekaleor.blogspot.com
Trophies and Shirts Workshop
Runners in the “people's race” were invited to participate in one of the project's workshops, in which concepts of creative innovation will be applied to the ''people's race'' format. The Trophies Workshop, led by an artist, encouraged participants to draw and design their own trophy, from which one was chosen as a prize to be awarded in Errekaleor. In the shirts workshop, participants designed a shirt to wear in the race.
Images of the Guided Sport Visit organised in ARTIUM on September the 3rd, 2011.
Street Games. Self-managed Sports Center
TODO POR LA PRAXIS
The project was developed on a gap-site in Madrid's La Latina district, as part of the Street Games Project which the collective Todo por la Praxis has been developing in recent years. The aim of the project was to offer local sporting activities, as an alternative to commercial leisure, by organising and managing the space together with different local groups and collectives. Through assemblies, the different groups worked collaboratively on design and management.
The project was carried out in Campo de Cebada, an empty site reclaimed by different local collectives. Eventually, an agreement was reached -thanks to FRAVM (Federación Regional de Asociaciones Vecinales de Madrid)-, by which permission was granted to use the site for collectively organised activities, during a one-year period (starting from March the 20th, 2011). Todo por la Praxis was involved in the process from the beginning, with the collaboration of FRAVM.
The site is over 5.000 m2 with a concrete floor. The project started on May the 23rd, 2011 with renovation works on the site. Latterly, the project artists built a centre which functioned as an office and a storage room, a stand for spectators, and designed the basketball court. The project was funded by the Sports, Creativity and Social Inclusion fund, with the sponsorship of the company Rehasa. In a second stage, spectators seating, goals, baskets, etc., were installed to complement the intervention. The site can already be used by local neighbours.
Todo por la praxis
Todo por la praxis
Todo por la praxis
Todo por la praxis
Todo por la praxis
Todo por la praxis
Publicitador. Projecte de Irune Jiménez González i Dimas Enrique Agudo Carrasco.
This proposal offered various collectives an opportunity to broadcast their own sporting practices through video-streaming. The original device built by the project's artists may be freely copied and modified. From instructions published on a website, anyone may build the broadcasting device, which will then advertise regional sporting activities taking place, which augments social relations, and helps strengthen network ties among sporting bodies. This iteration of the project was addressed to anyone with an interest in sports. The project was developed in Barcelona and Getxo.
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