Location Periphery of Pamplona (ES)
Date 2017 - Ongoing
Status Ongoing process
Project team Ioar Cabodevilla Antoñana, Itxaso Iturrioz Zuluaga, Xabi Urroz Zabalza · Orekari Estudio & Salomé Wackernagel
Support Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte (CACH) • Innnova Cultural Navarra 2019
Repensar la Periferia is an innovative cultural mediation project which has been developed on the basis of a collaborative architecture process. Starting from the little town of Huarte and its regional contemporary art center, the project aims to reactivate through an urbanist reflexion as well as through artistic and cultural interventions three very different neighbourhoods of the periphery of Pamplona.
The key element of the project is the activation of the mobile elements for cultural action that have been developed throughout the three phases – the Totems, the Burbuja and the Poliedros. These have been conceived with the primary objective of the democratisation of culture.
The implementation in the three foreseen suburban areas takes place during a few months in every neighbourhood, in order to ensure the sustainability of the project. A cycle of workshops and events (participative creation workshops, conferences, screening-debates…) consolidate the visibility of the project on a long-term basis in the cultural landscape of the agglomeration of Pamplona. Artists, architects and researchers are invited to contribute to the project, together with the inhabitants of the peripheric neighbourhoods and exchange about their own experience of similar contexts on a national and international scale. Thus, the project is led to link the ways of thinking the periphery on a local, regional and global scale.