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RESIDENCIAS CREATIVAS [SP]

CREATIVE.FACTORY1 | CALATAYUD TEAM

// La red.prospección.urbana convoca Residencias Creativas para jóvenes profesionales
La red.prospección.urbana convoca un programa de residencias creativas para jóvenes profesionales, con el propósito de fomentar el desarrollo de proyectos de carácter multidisciplinar y reunir, en un mismo espacio de trabajo, a profesionales de múltiples áreas técnicas, artísticas y científicas.

Se otorgarán hasta 3 residencias individuales, por períodos de 10 semanas, en los años 2012 y 2013. El período de inicio, en 2012, se está desarrollando entre los días 10 de septiembre y 18 de noviembre; el segundo período de trabajo se ha fijado del 7 de enero al 17 de marzo de 2013 (del 1 al 30 de noviembre de 2012 se abre la convocatoria para la presentación de candidaturas). Las disciplinas en las que se puede participar son: Arquitectura, Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio, Historia del Arte, Bellas Artes, Artes Visuales, Diseño, Letras y Medios Audiovisuales relacionados, en este caso, con Guiones cinematográficos, Multimedia, Video y Cine (en formato digital). El proceso creativo contará con la tutoría de la red.prospección.urbana y el apoyo del Ayuntamiento de Calatayud y de la Universidad de Zaragoza. Las solicitudes deberán enviarse al correo jobs@prospectionnetwork.org con el currículum vitae,  un corto texto de presentación/motivación. El correo electrónico no debe superar los 10 MB | FECHA LIMITE 30 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012. Las Residencias se desarrollarán en la ciudad de Calatayud, incluidas dentro de la factoría.creativa.1 de la red.prospección.urbana, como consecuencia de la firma de un convenio marco entre la red.prospección.urbana, el Ayuntamiento de Calatayud y la Universidad de Zaragoza, con la pretensión de desarrollar proyectos y estudios asociados al impulso sostenible de la ciudad de Calatayud.

Las Residencias Creativas tienen por objetivo principal la promoción de la investigación, innovación y materialización de propuestas en múltiples áreas técnicas, artísticas y científicas. Las temáticas de desarrollo serán la ciudad y comarca de Calatayud, su patrimonio natural, cultural y urbanístico, y los procesos sostenibles de recuperación y/o reocupación de estructuras urbanas en desuso y su conexión con el espacio público y el paisaje, en relación con las posibilidades creativas motivadas por la coyuntura contemporánea. Los proyectos a realizar deben buscar la generación de procesos intensivos de creación colectiva y multidisciplinar.

(más información en ‘Creative Residency‘)

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CREATIVE.FACTORY1 | CALATAYUD – TEAM

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Full Paper | La Vie dei Mercanti X Forum Internazionale di Studi | Napoli Capri | José Javier Gallardo | Professor School of Engineering and Architecture UNIZAR

URBAN PROSPECTION NETWORK | What is all this about?

 I will tell you a story, starting with three issues that must be considered:

The first issue to be considered is that “ARCHITECTURE SHOULD BE ATTRACTIVE or SEXY”!

I like architecture that makes people think. Architecture only becomes attractive when it reveals unsuspected feelings or uses, besides the ones directly depending on the program. The same happens to people: to be sexy means to reveal only the minimum to attract!

The second issue is “THE ESSENTIAL”!

The essential to understand that intelligence and concept must precede the simultaneous interaction between space and form.

The essential to discover a concept: the ‘figurative quality’ that depends on the technological conditions on which the form is constructed and is, in turn, a form generator at the level of the detail.

The essential to relate concept, form, space and architectural figuration with the function: by building flexible containers that present permeability and connections with the surroundings or through the recovery of lost public space. That means that a building does not only respond to functional and intended uses, but rather provides links to enable urban connections, offering to the city a wealth of surprises and unplanned encounters.

And, the last one, the essential to pursue functional sustainability: interlocking programs, independently or simultaneously activated and, together with it, to find the social and/or cultural return in relation to the economic resources invested.

The final issue to be considered is MY HOUSE and what it means to me…I have recently finished the construction of my family single house: an illusion and an obsession at the same time. I have just enjoyed the climax that any colleague of the profession would envy.

NOW WHAT?

Based on these issues, what is the outcome of the story, knowing that contemporary urban and economical conditions are not the best ones for architects?

THE CLOSEST …

My job as City Council architect and teacher at Zaragoza University led to a new professional route under what is “Architecture”: I propose other professional activity plans, through the recently founded urban.prospection.network, which provides solutions through the reuse of unused buildings, with minimal resources, creating links with the urban context: well, summing up, an ‘urban creative laboratory’ converted into a non-profit organization!

So, HOW DID THE URBAN.PROSPECTION.NETWORK START?

In April 2011, a working group participated by the University of Zaragoza and the University of San Jorge in Zaragoza, was established in order to develop the projects proposed by the Town Council, under the name of “Projects Prospection Workshop.”

The goal was the development of projects, through the recovery of unused spaces for cultural purposes.

The workshop was divided into two working groups and headed by ME!:

  • The Scientific Committee composed of experts in urban planning and urban sociology, in order to develop the urban diagnosis concerning strategy and public space.
  • The Projects Development Team, formed by young architects, as university teachers at both Universities in Zaragoza, and two younger architects from Madrid and Oporto.

The work resulted in maps of data and its connections with the city of Zaragoza, for further development of the projects; these were published in the “Z Architecture” magazine.

On what concerns to the urban diagnosis:

The starting point was the development of strategies, understood as programs developed to achieve goals. The adjustment of the projects to those strategies has enabled the contemplation of tactical processes, discovering how to do it and ‘thinking about what one does.

As far as the project development is concerned, four aspects must be taken into account:

First: Conversion into diagrams | The proposed concepts became diagrams. Program analysis, simplification and exaggeration of the initial situation were brought to an outlining point where one originally only knew scattered relationships: those could now be freely discussed in terms of relations of common interest.

Second: The concept | The recovery of unused buildings has been imagined as permeable, allowing high-level relations with the surrounding flows. In this way, each building would coexist with its troubled situation and not attempt to order it, but allow things to happen there.

Third: The actions | Actions have been understood as “bottom-up processes” or renewal from below, less institutionalised, more real and allowing to “think about what one does.” The initiatives have led to social outreach and community work.

Fourth: Economic efficiency and patrimonial revitalisation | The reuse of abandoned buildings has pursued further goals, namely: the functional sustainability, the forecast of future maintenance costs and, together with it, the social and/or cultural returns in relation with the financial resources invested.

THE URBAN.PROSPECTION.NETWORK

After that, the opportunity to develop the “Projects Prospection Workshop” resulted in the creation of the urban.prospection.network, a cultural and non-profit institution, with national and International public projection, which I founded in 2011.

The urban.prospection.network aims to encourage and promote sustainable development of communities through the creativity of young professionals. Aimed at cultural management, employment for young graduates and impulse of social participation, the urban.prospection.network directs its field of study and action to sustainable processes of recovery and recycling of content and Concepts.

Its conceptual basis is the reoccupation of abandoned urban structures, its connections with the public space and the realization of cultural and social events. It is an urban laboratory conceived as a network where professionals from multiple technical, artistic and scientific practices offer expertise in “creative urban intervention”, in order to cooperate in the development of urban areas through multidisciplinary projects at various scales.

 Our approach to the urban contexts is based on two special characteristics:

  • Unlike what happened in the “projects prospection workshop”, at the urban.prospection.network, the four powers (administrative, creative, educational and business), that should take part in any process of urban management, are linked to each other, to develop opportunities involving a general exchange of inputs and benefits.
  • The urban.prospection.network proposes and leads opportunities and urban management processes, organizing the teamwork of the four powers, looking for social participation and community work.

How does that happen?

  • To arrive (at a place), To live there, To occupy and To activate (working opportunities), is the method of implementation of the urban.prospection.network.

Under its development as a national and international organization looking for opportunities for prospection and urban management, the pilot program is taking place at Calatayud (Zaragoza), through the creative.factory.1|calatayud.

Actions or transformer effects in the city of Calatayud.

Calatayud came as an opportunity to define what the urban.prospection.network working method is:

First | To arrive at Calatayud: THE OPPORTUNITY itself, that allows to work there!

Second | To live: Multiple actions are being developed in order to allow the reuse of the former Water House as the residence of the urban.prospection.network team, starting from the spring of 2012.

Third | To occupy: two wagons of a 1965 train, located in the “Railway Station Park” will be recovered to use as workplace and visible representation of the urban.prospection.network in Calatayud.

Fourth | To activate: The first opportunities for immediate development are shown in the image displayed.

I would like to finish telling you that this situation has been made possible through the signature of a collaboration agreement, in February of this year, between the urban.prospection.network, the City of Calatayud and the University of Zaragoza.Thank you very much for your time and attention.

PRACTICAS CREATIVAS

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La red.prospección.urbana anuncia su programa de practicas para profesionales creativos emergentes de múltiples áreas técnicas, artísticas y científicas. Los solicitantes serán incorporados al equipo de la red.prospección.urbana que se encuentra a trabajar en Calatayud – ciudad española donde se están llevando a cabo las primeras acciones de la red.prospección.urbana.

La la red.prospección.urbana es una entidad sin animo de lucro con proyección internacional, trabajando como ‘servicio de consultoría creativa’ en contextos urbanos. Se trata de un laboratorio urbano donde  jóvenes profesionales, a través de la integración en equipos multidisciplinares, ofrecen su experiencia en prácticas de intervención urbana, a través del estudio y la acción sobre los procesos de recuperación sostenible y/o reocupación de estructuras urbanas abandonadas y su conexión con el espacio público y paisaje.

El primer período de prácticas comenzó el día 10 septiembre de 2012; el segundo período de prácticas tendrá lugar del 7 de enero al 17 de marzo de 2013. Las solicitudes deberán enviarse al correo urban@prospectionnetwork.org con el currículum vitae y  un corto texto de presentación/motivación. El correo electrónico no debe superar los 10 MB | FECHA LIMITE 30 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012

PERFILES PRIORITARIOS
Arquitectura
Administración y Dirección de empresas
Geografia y Ordenación del Territorio
Gestión y Administración Pública
Marketing
Ingeniería industrial o Diseño de producto
Historia del Artes
Bellas Artes
Ingeniería civil

// INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM | NOVEMBER 2012

The urban.prospection.network is organising an international internships program for creative emergent professionals from multiple technical, artistic and scientific areas. Applicants will be working as interns and staying at Calatayud – spanish city were are taking place the first actions of the urban.prospection.network.

The urban.prospection.network is a non-profit and private entity with international projection, working as ‘creative consulting service’ on urban contexts. It is an urban laboratory where young professionals, integrating multidisciplinary teams, offer their experience in urban intervention practices, through the study and action on sustainable recovery processes and/or reoccupation of abandoned urban structures and its connection to public space and landscape.

The practices will start on September | November 2012. Applications should be sent to urban[at]prospectionnetwork.org, integrating the curriculum vitae and the portfolio of the applicant. The email shouldn’t exceed 10Mb. In addition, applicants should demonstrate the possibility of being selected by one scholarship or grant – for ERASMUS applicants, the urban.prospection.network has an active agreement with the University of Zaragoza.

///red.prospección.urbana/// presentación (SP)

qué es la red.prospección.urbana
La red.prospección.urbana es una entidad de carácter cultural y privado, sin ánimo de lucro y con proyección pública nacional e internacional, fundada en 2011, que tiene como objetivo fomentar y impulsar el desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades a través de la fuerza/creatividad de jóvenes profesionales. Enfocada a la gestión cultural, al empleo para jóvenes licenciados y al impulso de la participación social, dirige su área de estudio y actuación a los procesos sostenibles de recuperación y reciclaje de contenidos y conceptos, teniendo por base conceptual la reocupación de estructuras urbanas en desuso y su conexión con el espacio público y el paisaje, en relación con las posibilidades creativas motivadas por la coyuntura contemporánea.
Es un laboratorio urbano en red donde profesionales de múltiples áreas técnicas, artísticas y científicas ofrecerán su experiencia en prácticas de intervención urbana, con el objetivo de cooperar al desarrollo de contextos urbanos y rurales a través de proyectos multidisciplinares: formas de actuación más allá de lo establecido que generan procesos intensivos de creación colectiva, asociados al impulso de la ciudad sostenible.

patrocinios de la red.prospección.urbana
Los logotipos de nuestros patrocinadores estarán presentes en todos los soportes de comunicación utilizados, tanto los físicos como los online, sean patrocinadores globales para todo el territorio nacional e internacional, o patrocinadores locales para cada una de las ciudades intervenidas. La RED ofrece a los patrocinadores el impulso y desarrollo conceptual de los eventos asociados a sus estrategias empresariales.
Los patrocinios, por su importe, están dirigidos a empresas privadas y/o instituciones públicas nacionales e internacionales.
Para patrocinar la red.prospección.urbana puede ponerse en contacto con urban@prospectionnetwork.org

//urban.prospection.network|actions// 01|CALATAYUD – CASA DE AGUAS

// PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT
ocupation of a disused building for residence and temporary workspace of the creative.factory1|calatayud team

// NOTICIAS ‘prospección urbana creativa’

///urban.prospection.network/// PRESENTATION (EN)

what is the ///urban.prospection.network///
It is a cultural, private and non-profit entity, with public national and international projection, founded in 2011, which aims to promote and boost the sustainable development of communities through the creativity of young professionals.

Oriented to cultural management, employment for young graduates and the impulse of social participation, the ///urban.prospection.network/// addresses its area of study and work to the sustainable recovery and recycling of contents and concepts, having as conceptual basis the reoccupation of disused urban structures and its relationship to public space and natural surroundings, always taking into account the creative possibilities motivated by the contemporary situation.

It consists on a networked urban laboratory, where young urban professionals from multiple technical, artistic and scientific areas, provide its experience on the practices of creative urban intervention, in order to cooperate in the development of urban and rural contexts through multidisciplinary projects at various scales: working methods beyond the established, that generate intensive processes of creation and collective participation associated with the thrust of the sustainable city.

who takes part on ///urban.prospection.network///
The team of the ///urban.prospection.network/// has a multidisciplinary nature and is made up of young professional graduates with the right profile to the area and scale of each project that is requested. The aim is to create networks of creativity among different national and international intervention contexts, generating employment opportunities for young people, with recognition by the presence of academics and prestigious practitioners from multiple technical, artistic and scientific areas, involving creative professionals on each project, through agreements with national and international universities. The concept includes corporate social responsibi-lity and the creation of opportunities for the development of projects by young professionals, in a constructive and collaborative environment, where sha-ring experience and knowledge takes to the strength of connections with the business area.

what is done at ///urban.prospection.network///
The team of the ///urban.prospection.network/// provides its collaboration with public and/or private entities, in the form of creative consulting services, in order to support the sustainable and functional development of urban and rural contexts, where by its own means, the costs associated with those services could not be supported.

It is about completing and diversifying (in public functions and location in the urban context) the programs of creating and occupation of infrastructures and/or urban facilities, through intervention strategies of ‘creative urban exploration’ with minimal impact, with reduced costs and future easy maintenance.

The main beneficiaries are the population, with the return of professionals to forgotten urban contexts, which continue to require existing infrastructure in times of crisis. At the ///urban.prospection.network/// multidisciplinary projects will be developed, to act as engine of economy, culture and local society, from conception to realization, through strategic public-private partnerships

On the other hand, this initiative will be a catalyst for innovation and recognition, strengthening the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of national and international contexts and projects over the ///urban.prospection.network///, being part of a ‘cities network of creative urban exploration’.

sponsorship of ///urban.prospection.network///
The working method involves the creation of networks between teams, made up with size and period of presence according to each location and to the requested projects, and it is based on agreements with public institutions, universities, companies and their counterparts at a national and international context.

The expenses arising from the existence of teams of young professionals, the realization of events and the development of projects will be funded through sponsorships of organizations that share the same goals and interests in achieving the described goals.

The logos of the sponsors will be present in all the communication media used, in both physical format and online, whether global sponsors for the entire national or international territory, or local sponsors for each of the cities intervened or specific projects/activities.

Sponsorships and collaborative arrangements, by their nature, are aimed at private companies and/or national and international public institutions. For sponsoring the ///urban.prospection.network/// may put in contact with prospection.network@mail.com

Qué es la ///red.prospección.urbana///

qué es la ///red.prospección.urbana///
La Red de Prospección Urbana es una entidad de carácter cultural y privado, sin ánimo de lucro y con proyección pública nacional e internacional, fundada en 2011, que tiene como objetivo fomentar y impulsar el desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades a través de la fuerza/creatividad de jóvenes profesionales. Enfocada a la gestión cultural, al empleo para jóvenes licenciados y al impulso de la participación social, dirige su área de estudio y actuación a los procesos sostenibles de recuperación y reciclaje de contenidos y conceptos, teniendo por base conceptual la reocupación de estructuras urbanas en desuso y su conexión con el espacio público y el paisaje, en relación con las posibilidades creativas motivadas por la coyuntura contemporánea.
Es un laboratorio urbano en red donde profesionales de múltiples áreas técnicas, artísticas y científicas ofrecerán su experiencia en prácticas de intervención urbana, con el objetivo de cooperar al desarrollo de contextos urbanos y rurales a través de proyectos multidisciplinares: formas de actuación más allá de lo establecido que generan procesos intensivos de creación colectiva, asociados al impulso de la ciudad sostenible.

patrocinios de la ///red.prospección.urbana///
Los logotipos de nuestros patrocinadores estarán presentes en todos los soportes de comunicación utilizados, tanto los físicos como los online, sean patrocinadores globales para todo el territorio nacional e internacional, o patrocinadores locales para cada una de las ciudades intervenidas. La RED ofrece a los patrocinadores el impulso y desarrollo conceptual de los eventos asociados a sus estrategias empresariales.
Los patrocinios, por su importe, están dirigidos a empresas privadas y/o instituciones públicas nacionales e internacionales.
Para patrocinar la ///red.prospección.urbana/// puede ponerse en contacto con prospection.network@mail.com o visítenos en prospectionnetwork.wordpress.com