There are many ways of thinking and building a city, and the programme Imagina Madrid aims to offer one that’s different. Based on residents’ desires and dreams as well as proposals by artists and creators, we want to imagine another city.
What is it?
Imagina Madrid is a program of public and community art, developed at Intermediæ-Matadero and promoted by the Culture Department of the City Council, which explores new forms of intervention in the urban space through processes of collective creation between citizens and the city’s artistic fabric.
In this first open call, the program has intervened in nine places of the city through the proposals of nine teams of artists and creators. The resulting projects have brought about new ways of perceiving, narrating and inhabiting these urban landscapes of daily life, without forgetting their history and identity.
To contextualise and design the projects that have been carried out, the program collected,throughout the summer 2017, experiences, emotional connections and memories that residents possess with respect to the proposed places. The imaginaries are availablein the projects pages in Spanish here.
Following a process-based, collaborative and multidisciplinary methodology, the projects conforming Imagina are the result of an intense joint work effort between local communities and artists that began in January 2018 at the co-design meetings. The results, visible between September 2018 and April 2019, are an example of what can happen when we invite creators not only imagine but also to transform the territory they inhabit