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Lugar: Barcelona.

Fecha: 2018.

Promotor: LaPlasita.

Colaboradores: Escuela Massana.

Comerse la calle es el nombre del taller que realizamos en mayo de 2018 en Barcelona con los alumnos de la Escuela Massana de Diseño. Un dia Intenso. Habíamos conocido a los profesores en nuestra exposición de la Boquería y pensamos en colaborar. Decidimos que trabajaríamos con la remodelación de la Plaza trasera del Mercado de la Boquería, y sobre las ciudades alimentadas. Desde el amanecer vimos y registramos como iba evolucionando el espacio público de la plaza.

Durante esta jornada, por la mañana realizamos un taller de juegos a través del cual pensamos en nuestra alimentación. Pensar con las manos. La idea era terminar el taller cocinando con los estudiantes y comer juntos, okupando la calle, esperando que no nos denunciaran. La policía local pasó por allí y no daban crédito a lo que veían. Más tarde nos enteramos que la hija de uno de esos policías acababa de entrar en la Massana.

En este taller fue la primera vez que utilizamos Instagram como herramienta colectiva y abierta para la creación del taller. Todos disponían de la contraseña para poder subir material a lo largo del día.

Así, organizamos grupos para comprar en el mercado, como parte del taller,  más tarde con material que nos había cedido la cocina de la Boquería (desde aquí agradecidos) montamos una cocina improvisada en el patio de la antigua Facultad y desde ahí salimos a la calle y organizamos una mesa para más de 20 personas. Se sentaron tanto los participantes del taller como desconocidos de la calle.

Desde aquí agradecemos la colaboración de los estudiantes, los profes, Jordi Canuda, Jordi Encinas, Yaiza y Miralda, que hicieron posible este acto.

Jordi Encinas nos regaló su hermoso libro Hospital 126, sobre la transformación urbana y social que había sufrido el raval durante los años 90. Más tarde, este libro además sería inspirador para nuestra publicación de COMOARTE.

Eating the Streets is the name of the workshop we did in May 2018 in Barcelona along with the students of Massana Design School. It was an intense day. We met the professors in our exhibition at La Boquería and since then we thought about making something together. We decided that we would work on the reshuffle of the back square of La Boquería Market, and we would also talk about how the cities get feed (Ciudades Alimentadas). We recorded since the dawn how this public space became to evolve as time went by.
In the morning we made some game activities with which we could reflect on our way of eating. Thinking with hands. We planned to finish the workshop cooking with the students and eating all together, occupying the streets, wishing the police wouldn’t fine us. The local police swung by there and they were shocked by what they saw but they didn’t tell us anything. Later, we found out that the daughter of one of those police officers was studying in the School.

This was the first time we decided to use Instagram as an open and collective tool for the creation of the workshop. Every student knew what the password of the account was and they could upload their own pictures during the workday.

Thus, we divided ourselves into groups and went to the market to buy food, as an activity part of the workshop. Then we built an improvised kitchen on the patio of the old Faculty and after that, we went out to the street putting a table for more than 20 people. The people that were sitting were some of them participants of the workshop and others, just strangers.

We would like to say thank you to all the students that collaborate that day with us and also to the professors, Jordi Canudas, Jordi Encinas, Yaiza y Miralda, they were the ones that made this possible.

Jordi Canudas gave us a beautiful gift, Hospital 126, it was a book written by him, that talked about the urban and social transformation that took place in El Raval during the 90s. This book would be later inspiring for us to create our own publication, COMOARTE book.