Artistic interventions help to recover damaged or abandoned spaces, but they also help to positively influence the emotions of the people who relate to a place, improving their experience in a positive way. We work with artists from around the world who are excited to collaborate and transform spaces based on the needs of each environment: a foster home, a hospital, the wall of a public building – anything is possible.
CENTRO ABIERTO PIRINEUS
Open centers (centros abiertos in Spanish) are diverse support spaces for children and adolescents facing various social deficiencies and issues. Providing personal attention and individual follow-up, these centers are specifically oriented towards areas including education, health, and social integration, as well as the encouragement of individual autonomy among the young people they serve — assisting in educational support for families and schools.
Photograph by Mahala Nuuk
Centro Abierto Pirineus, located in El Prat de Llobregat, organizes daily activities for various groups of children at risk of social exclusion, as well as for other groups in situations of social inequality. Being one of the most used rooms for meetings and other activities, we intervened in the dining room through a mural ↗ — realized collectively with the children served by the center alongside the artist Nuria Toll.
Having chosen a flock of birds as a symbol of diversity and union, an impersonal space was brought to life, filling it with color and meaning — positively transforming the experience and perception of the space for all those who use it daily.
LA ESCOCESA: A CENTER FOR CREATION
La Escocesa ↗ is one of the most interesting and unique spaces for artistic creation in Barcelona. Located in the district of Poblenou, the former municipally owned factory is currently a center for multidisciplinary artistic research and production that encourages the development and promotion of work by local and international artists.
The center's main building hosts a plurality of activities, in addition to being a central route for the center's workers, resident artists and visitors. In collaboration the Barcelona-based artist José Alcañiz, we proposed an intervention on one of the center's main walls, damaged by the inevitable passage of time. Our aim was the recovery of the space through the integration of a work that would be both inspiring and attractive to spectators, each giving the work additional artistic value with their own interpretation and viewing.
The intervention, titled “White to black: 19 steps until the door”, was realized in November 2018.