Espai Zero is a meeting area at Fabra i Coats - Art Factory and Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona, which aims to bring different cultural and social agents and communities together in dialogue.
It is where the creative work of resident artists and groups at the Factory come into contact with other collectives and networks in the city, develop activities relating to contemporary artistic and cultural practices, connect with their immediate surroundings, gather and share knowledge on the historic memory of the factory and its regional context and, in short, become a dynamic and live space, open to society.
Final course projects by ESDAP’s year 2016-2017 students
From 8 to 21 June 2018
As part of Barcelona Design Week 2018 and under the title ‘Design as a Catalyst for Social Realities’, ESDAP Catalunya (The School of Design and Visual Arts of Catalonia) presents the final course projects of graduates of year 2016-2017, with exhibitions in the Espai by students Carla Flores, Carles Garrido, Behnaz Rezaei and Berta Vallvé. The projects selected all reflect on social issues that use the transformative ability of design to recover and improve the everyday environment, but also give the designer the ability to become a mediator and therefore, expand the dimension of design in a contemporary, critical and collaborative conception.
ESDAP Catalunya was founded in 2010 by order of the Parliament of Catalonia. It is a public institution, responsible for a graduate degree in design, offered at its inter-regional campus, which has seven sites around Catalonia.
The Hurt of Hipercor. Barcelona 1987
From 15 December to 11 march 2018
The Hurt of Hipercor. Barcelona 1987 is an exhibition-memorial which is part of the programme for remembering and commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Hipercor attack that began in June 2017 with a community event which expressed Barcelona City Council’s respect for and solidarity with the victims. On 19 June 1987, at eight minutes past four in the afternoon, a car bomb went off on the first floor of the Hipercor department store car park in Sant Andreu. 21 people were killed and 46 injured in what was the most lethal attack by ETA. It is now 30 years since that indiscriminate terrorist action which hurt Barcelona.
This exhibition-memorial is sponsored by Barcelona City Council’s Memory Programmes Commissioner and organised by the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA).
Curator: Francesc Vall
REHOGAR • Open Design and Reuse
From 14 September to 29 October 2017
Opening: Thursday, 14 September, 19.00
REHOGAR is not what you would consider a normal exhibition. It's a collective invitation to think with one's hands and take active part in a series of processes of transformation.
The exhibition focuses on an open set of practices in design that aim to foment change in our current habits of consumption, that are capable of generating understanding and a distributed economy, or that explore paths towards social and environmental sustainability through the responsible use of resources.
In its ninth edition, REHOGAR pays particular attention to processes of transformation. These are made possible through techniques of reuse and open design methodologies, with the latter meaning design that grows and evolves because it can be improved upon for and with other people. In other words: objects, spaces, platforms, initiatives, and projects that are processes in themselves and that result in the generation of other processes. These processesare grounded inEthics of Care, in being in symbiosis with their surroundings and available resources, and they feature a collective dimension with respect to projection, production, distribution and use.
The exhibition explores a wide range of transformations through a selection of ideaswith malleable and shareable DNA, and reflects the processes, practices and tools that facilitate social transformation in daily life. It is a selection of interdisciplinary experiences that aim to serve as a map to explore spaces, methods, resources and communities that offerevidence, reasons, attitudes, politics, practices, implications and effects that sustain the development of projects that are collaborative, open source, or that focus on social and environmental responsibility, shared optimization of resources and openness towards experimental paths and models.
In parallel with the exhibition there will be a series of activities (workshops, demonstrations, presentations and debates) whose objective is to disseminate and explore the theoretical framework; experience first-hand and put into practice some of the exhibited solutions and ideas; and create spaces for remixing and entertainment that favour the generation and strengthening of collaborative networks.
ESDAP EXHIBITION_FABRA i COATS
Narcissism, borders and the poor use of natural resources are issues presented in this exhibition, a selection of final projects by students of ESDAP (School of Design and Visual Arts of Catalonia) who completed their studies during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The selected projects are of interest for their ability to provoke reflection on subjects of a social character, which use the transforming capacity of design to recover and improve everyday surroundings.
ESDAP is a public institution and part of the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia, which manages an advanced qualification in design at an inter-regional campus.
The projects selected for the exhibition in Espai Zero are:
Alambrada (Barbed Wire Fence), by Yannick Buchs
Fracting: pack de lluita contra el fracking (Fracting: battle against fracking kit), by Gisela Solé
The Mirror Paradox, by Robert Palau
Dates: From 8 to 27 June