emerging environments. tabacalera was a research cell conceived and realized in the urban surroundings of Tabacalera—an 18th-century tobacco factory in Madrid—and in one of its spaces—the Estudios.

This research cell consisted of a video and sound installation conceived as an apparatus of aesthetic reflection. Intervening in the relationship between subjects and their environment through recordings made by walking in this urban milieu, this installation provided conditions for a perceptual awareness of the environment’s co-emergence.
The aesthetic conduct possibly induced by this installation allowed to explore the way architecture contributes to the emergence of the environment as a specific senseful whole. On a methodological level, this research cells enabled to inquire the function of the production and organization of aesthetic artifacts as research practices.

On this basis, a research seminar with Maria Andueza, Ana Garcia Varas and Lluís Nacenta provided a second, conceptual reflection on this topic.

The opening of emerging environments. tabacalera took place on 16 December 2015 and the research seminar on 17 December. The project was exhibited until 17 January 2016.

This project was curated by Raquel Rivera for FASE and organized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes.


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