SINESTESIA. colección olorVISUAL– guided tours for adults and intergenerational workshops
Lavapiés in Madrid is where the old Tabacalera tobacco factory is situated, and if there is any neighbourhood in this city that can generate synaesthetic connections, this is it. Thanks to its location just off the ‘golden mile of art’, the hybrid character of Lavapiés as a mix of the traditional and cutting-edge urban culture and the great diversity of the local population, the place is a feast for the senses. Given the enormous quantity of visual stimuli that we receive, Invisible Pedagogies asks to what extent we ‘see’, and through participatory educational actions closely linked to the space and the artworks, the aim is for participants to appreciate more fully the instinctive nature of the senses and connect with their environment.
Intergenerational Workshops: Looks that Smell
Saturdays from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. (except August). Maximum number of participants: 15
The intergenerational workshops go a step beyond the conventional family workshop, and invite anyone of any age to come along with whoever they choose: parents with children, grandparents with grandchildren, flatmates, etc. These workshops actively encourage people to collaborate and work together around themes of interest to everyone which relate in some way to the exhibition, and about which everyone has something to say, whatever their age.
Visits for adults: Olfactory Narratives
Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. (except August 30 and September 2 and Sundays in August). Maximum number of participants: 10
More than a visit, the idea here is to take the participants’ interests as the starting point for cultural conversations which will be constituted in the production of knowledge, whatever the participants’ degree of involvement with art. The aim is to develop a rhizome of questions, interests and small stories which find their meaning in the unique and subjective experience, as individuals and as a group.
Collectivities: Mapping Synaesthesias
Dates and times to be decided
These workshops are aimed at getting to know and creating a neighbourhood, a space in which the people of Lavapiés play an active part in collaboration with the local fabric of associations. The mediation will be specifically designed to take into account the involvement of the whole spectrum of local groups, who will present proposals by way of workshops, actions, discussions, meetings … The focus is on empowering the neighbourhood through its smells, sounds, colours, flavours … and fusions.