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A-PLACE

A-Place. Linking places through networked artistic practices

A-Place is a project co-financed by the Creative Europe programme(2019-2023), dedicated to strengthening the bonds between people and places. A programme of placemaking activities will take place over the next four years in six European cities: Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Lisbon, Ljubljana, and Nicosia.

LOOP Barcelona created a special to the A-Place project, exclusively dedicated to exploring, advancing and establishing creative placemaking practices, as well as to the exchange of knowledge about this topic.

The programme was designed along two basic lines of action that feed each other and are, therefore, mutually complementary:
a production line, dedicated to the production and dissemination of video art productions and a debate line, focusing on professional meetings.

1. Video Productions
LOOP Barcelona convenes annual a jury award, the “A-Place Open Call”, to finance an audiovisual production to conduct research on the subject of placemaking in all its formal and conceptual variants.
In addition, LOOP Barcelona commissions each year a video production to an artist-in-residence, to explore topics related to place and placemaking.

2. Professional Meetings
Every year, within its Fair program, LOOP Barcelona hosts MeetingsPro, a series of closed-door debates for local and international professionals to exchange knowledge and discuss subjects that have caught the public’s attention and are of common interest among participants.

A-Place partnership includes nine organizations from six European countries: Alive Architecture (Belgium); City Space Architecture (Italy); Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); KU Leuven, Department of Architecture (Belgium); prostoRož (Slovenia); School of Architecture La Salle, Barcelona (Spain – Project Coordinator); Screen Projects (Spain); Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Nova FCSH (Portugal); Urban Gorillas (Cyprus).

 

 

 

Video Productions 2019-2021

2021 Video Production & Exhibition

Open Call Winners (ex-aequo)
I Can Only Dance to One Song, Arash Fayez
Beans, Rinsed Twice, Inês Neto dos Santos & Bella Riza

Artist in Residency
La Carpa, David Bestué & Roser Corella

2020 Video Production & Exhibition

Open Call Winner
La città dentro, Anna de Manincor & Zimmerfrei

Artist in Residency
TERRApolis, Sitesize

 

Video Production Open Call 2022

As a member of the international collaboration A-Place, LOOP is organizing the third open call to commission a video production to investigate the process of creating a sense of place in one of the six cities participating in the project. (Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Lisbon, Ljubljana and Nicosia). Guidelines & form here. Deadline: February 28th, 2022.

Jury Members: Leandro Madrazo (La Salle Escola d’Arquitectura, Barcelona), Ramón Parramón (IDENSITAT, Barcelona) and pli-é collective.

Announcing the winner here.

 

 

Video Production Open Call 2021

As a member of the international collaboration A-Place, LOOP is organizing the second open call to commission a video production to investigate the process of creating a sense of place in one of the six cities participating in the project. (Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Lisbon, Ljubljana and Nicosia). Guidelines & form here.  Deadline: April 15th, 2021.

Jury Members: Denise Araouzou (independent curator), Luisa Bravo (City Space Architecture, Bologna), Leandro Madrazo (La Salle Escola d’Arquitectura, Barcelona) and Ramón Parramón (IDENSITAT, Barcelona).

Announcing the winners here.

 

 

 

 

Video Production Open Call 2020

As a member of the international collaboration A-Place, LOOP is organizing the first open call to commission a video production to investigate the process of creating a sense of place in one of the six cities participating in the project. (Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Lisbon, Ljubljana and Nicosia). Guidelines & form here.  Deadline: March 31st, 2020.

Jury Members: Denise Araouzou (independent curator),  Leandro Madrazo (La Salle Escola d’Arquitectura, Barcelona) and Teresa Tourvas (Urban Gorillas, Cyprus).

Selected project here.

 

 

 

 

Reports 2020-2021

Three new reports have been published summarising the work done by A-Place in its second year of activity (2019-2020).

Reports 2019-2020

Three new reports have been published summarising the work done by A-Place in its first year of activity (2019-2020).

 

 

 

 

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