2012/14 Collective Practices∨∨


2013 – 2014, Barcelona

A project proposed and directed by Sergi Selvas Gardeñas, Marta Carrasco Bonet, Nora Arias Ruiz, and Borja L. Fermoselle Allué.


With the collaboration of:



First project proposed as a transversal experience of training among students in the fields of art and architecture that promotes, on the one hand, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice between careers and specialties; and on the other, the self-apprehension of the learning process by the student.

It is developed from four activities: a seminar, an intensive workshop, a collective exhibition and a publication.

This project is located in relation to the debate of the city as a social space, as a physical space for the collective and individual construction of our identities and relationships between neighbors or inhabitants; but at the same time, in relation to the urban space as an object of research. Starting from the interest in interventions that focus on the dynamic spaces created from the interactions that take place, it is proposed to overcome the object itself and understand the processes as an opportunity to identify the problems present in these spaces. Thus, it is to demonstrate, to criticize, to solve or to propose a transformation.

It is a proposal that is directed mainly to university students of art and architecture, and one that is developed with the collaboration of professionals and teachers of these fields. It is based on the use of culture as a backdrop for experimentation and critical reflection; and creativity from collective, critical and sustainable work to create new forms of transdisciplinary and collaborative creation and production of the social space in the city.

This first experience means a first approach in the creation of a new space that reduces the distances between the academy of the art and the schools of architecture and urbanism to construct a space of encounter where, as much students as professors- form allies, They have the possibility to develop and manage a direct relationship between these fields of work based on direct action, collaborative work and the acceleration of awareness-raising processes that allow, among others, to be part of ‘This same process and resume work with people.




ETSAB, 07, 15, 21 and 28 November 2012.

A Cycle of four conferences throughout the month of November of 2012 that constitute the theoretical body and debate on which the workshop will be developed in February 2013.


07.11 Collective Pedagogies

Javier Rodrigo (Transductores) + Elvira Pujol (Sitesize)

ETSAB, Classroom CB4, 16.00h

Javier Rodrigo promoted along with Antonio Collados de Transductores, from a series of examples, presents different tools and methodologies used to develop the collective pedagogical project through instruments such as sociogram, collective performance or open source, among others. His projects are also translated into a sum of network of agents evidencing the complexity of this pedagogical relationship.

Elvira Pujol, from the Sitesize community, tells us, through his projects such as SIT Manresa or Repensar Barcelona, the difficulties and resources needed to enrich the participatory and collaborative practices used to develop these projects together with different social agents.

Collectives Pedagogies – Watch Video (in Catalan)


15.11 Informal urbanism from artistic practice. Counterspeech of the city from art and life.

José Luís Oyón + Domènec

ETSAB, Classroom CS4, 16.00h

The second session of these days was attended by José Luis Oyón, who reviewed the subject taught at the ETSAV entitled “The City and Life” where the informal paths of the “Urbanism through urban intervention projects”. He talked about the conception of space that has to do with time; of the lived and everyday space; Relational space, both between spaces and between people. In fact, it is another way of understanding urban planning and the city.

The artist Domènec focused on the Immaginare Corviale project (Stalker / Osservatorio Nomade, Rome 2003-2004), a city-building that was used as an urban laboratory, such as an architecture and self-architecture laboratory. Prior to contextualization, both in the historical and in the place, the project that explains this to us begins with trying to create another imagination for this space.

The session ended with a debate open to attendees where the role of the architect was questioned at present, among many other questions.

Informal urbanism from artistic practice – Watch Video (in Catalan)


21.11 Ways of undoing

Martí Peran

ETSAB, Classroom CB4, 16.00h

With a clear gesture of complicity with John Berger’s “Ways of seeing”, Martí Peran introduces us to his particular vision of the world art beyond discipline, paying special attention to the disjunction between the articulation of the embellished urban space and the critical culture, focusing on those post-disciplinary institutional practices that aim towards reconquering the public space by acting with events, with the territory of worlds of life, that break the social contract leaving behind the construction of a new story.

Ways of undoing – Watch Video (in Catalan)


28.11 The space of behavior and disobedience

Round table: Equal Saree + Pau Faus + Emmanuela Bove + Josep Cerdà + Irma Arribas 

ETSAB, Classroom CB4, 16.00h

The fourth and last session was an open round table marking the closing of the seminar. After the speakers’ micro-presentations, a debate was opened on the theme that gave the title to the day. We had the presence of Dafne Saldaña, representing Equal Saree, who talked about gender urbanism and questioned the neutrality of public space from two projects in which feminist action is an act of disobedience. Then, Josep Cerdà explained the sound cartography, explored from the Observatori de Transformació Urbana, a project that is being carried out on sound cartographies (UB). In Pau Faus, he explained the project ‘Co-rooms’, with which he defended autonomy over disobedience; and finally, Emmanuela Bove (Accions Urbanes) made several reflections on the use of the terms ‘conduct’ and ‘disobedience’, questioning the relationship between power behavior and resistance-disobedience. In the debate, we could reflect on the issues that were opened, discussing how the individual and collective attitude can make the city and make us active in it.

The space of behavior and disobedience – Watch Video (in Catalan)


From 04 to 08 February 2013, Faculty of Fine Arts

Teaching team: Aida Sánchez de Serdio, Òscar Padilla, Marta Carrasco, Sergi Selvas, Borja L. Fermoselle, Nora Arias

Collaborations: José L. Oyón, Aurelio Castro (Retrieve Poble Sec), Centro de Cultivos Contemporáneos del Barrio, Marta Serra Permanyer

The neighborhood of Poble Sec as a Laboratory

Poble Sec is the area of ​​study and exploration that has been chosen for the development of proposals because of its status as a consolidated neighborhood, although at the same time, it is the object of constant transformation processes that change the physiology of its spaces socially. Historically, the neighborhood of the Poble Sec has had an extramural character, greatly enhanced by its strategic geographical location: it is located between the consolidated city of Barcelona, ​​the sea and Montjuïc mountain. The urban growth of the neighborhood has been conditioned by a complex morphology (and very particular construction conditions) that responds to this hinging condition between the walled Barcelona, ​​the outskirts of the city, the port and the mountain. Thus, on the one hand, we have Montjuïc, with a strong presence for residents as a place of leisure and socialization; and on the other hand, we have the port, the industries and the Hortes de Sant Bertran, which make up a social fabric formed, above all, by the working class. This characteristic morphology, added to the different migratory waves at different times and historical contexts, has marked the identity of this neighborhood of working tradition in Barcelona. From a social point of view, this boiling, heterogeneity and divergence continues to be the driving force behind some links within the neighborhood, at the same time that it produces certain conflicts; with the background of the city itself in constant questioning and mutation.

Thus, by demonstrating the capacity for temporary transformation of the spaces of the city, students are proposed to think / build / activate / wake up an interactive space, highlighting their relational and mutable quality.

teams and projects


On Vas Navás?

De Didac Baeza Raja, Teresa Estapé Buixó, Ivet Gasol Escuer, Kalina Miroslavova Minkova, Magalí Sanz

With Plaza de las Navas as a symbolic space for the dynamics of the neighborhood, this project responds to what appears to be an absence of communication between neighbors in the neighborhood. This is intended to enhance the identification of neighbors to the Plaza by launching active and participative attitudes with this public space, and breaking down negative dynamics that have been dragging on for a long time.

The questions are raised around the public space. What does he define? What does he legitimize? How do you get in and connect with the audience for which it was created? What use is it in narrow streets, few public spaces, designed, preconceived or imposed on the users and that often does not fit well with their expectations and customs or establishes a clearly improved relationship?

Prior observation of the square and its dynamics at different times of the day, gives us a more accurate idea of ​​its use, an intervention is proposed at Plaza Navas, with the aim of breaking the established dynamics, enhancing participation of the users and pedestrians and to create a disruptive action from the provisional placement of a “new furniture” in the square made of a large table and about 30 chairs.

It is intended to break the usual landscape of the square with these “red spots” formed by furniture that invites you to sit, relate, break routines and interact with a playful spirit. The furniture will be partly linked to each other to create a sensation of a mobile set and to also not be substituted.


Cartografies Subjectives

Elena Castellà Fusté, Omar Moreno Balcells, Judit Onsès Segarra, Mikel Sagarminaga

The cartography group has proposed, from a recording position, a proposal to collect information that configures the cartography of the neighborhood of the Poble Sec atzarosa, marked by the milestones that the protagonists mark. They start from the concept of “network drift” to generate a collective cartography of the territory, which allows a subjective interpretation of the environment and the approach to the daily life of the site, thus redefining the concept of neighborhood and its representation.

The medium used is the audiovisual piece, which shows the different interviews and the route made. On paper, the micro-cartographies are generated by the people interviewed.

In this link, see video.


La Charlateneria

Izaro Ezeiza Karrera, Esteve Holgado Moreno, Aina Jordi Ballester, David Terroba Seijo

Relationship understood as a conversation of (re) mutual knowledge between unknown people. The work of this group has been probably the most experimental, in the sense that the process experienced by the members has marked the experience of the workshop much more than the proposal. They propose a space for conversation, La Charlatenería understood as a space for dialogue or conversation among the people of the neighborhood. The purpose is, then, the lived experience, the exchange of a tea for a story. Thus, a whole series of Poble Sec stories will be formed that will be forging a fabric of relationships arising from conversations in the same neighborhood and between people in that same neighborhood.


Album Familiar del Poble Sec

Laura Company Mercado, Gerard Fisa, Mercè Gelpi Pelayo, Marisol Jiménez Rivera, Alan Latre Cabrera

A neighborhood is an entity composed of physical realities but also of human histories that form a social mosaic based on personal relationships, daily, and in summary, every day and intangible. It is precisely these vital moments that we all have in common, the invisible bond that connects us and which makes the history of Poble Sec the story of a family composed of many families.

With this reflection in mind, the project “Poble Sec Family Album” emerges, because it is precisely through photography that we catch those ephemeral moments lived in the family around a table, during an open-air lunch, an important celebration or playing a part in your life.

With this family photo album formed by images given by people from the neighborhood from different groups, it is intended to compose a collective image of the human reality of the neighborhood, with photos of the past 40 years or last week. It is, therefore, through these small cuts of intimacy in the family as they want to establish links between neighbors seemingly far away and approach positions, since after all, we are all remembered



Uriel López Martínez, Juan Luís Romero Masero, Pep Rovira Tolosa, Gemma Fontanals Guxens, Julieta Duran Colomer

The proposal started from the questioning of the same term “participation”, playing with the various meanings that you can suggest (participACTION / PARTYcipation / etc.). From here, from a desire to get to know the neighborhood from leisure and the interaction with the residents of Poble Sec, a game is proposed as a catalyst for spontaneous relationships between the people interviewed and the group of students.

Thus, a route for neighborhood bars is considered, understood as an extension of public and relational space. There, there are spontaneous conversations that feature some characteristics of the neighborhood’s identity. For example, the Three Chimneys, the small commerce, the viewpoint, etc. These Poble Sec icons turn into game cards, the JugaSec, which is played similarly to bingo, looking for the complicity between who sings the cards and who fills them.

This game is used as a pretext for the interaction between students (as an external group in the neighborhood) and people present at a specific time in a specific place. It is understood that the goal is experimenting, sharing impressions and thanking individuals for a shared learning.



Mireia Martín Salvanyà, Maite Mentxaka Tena, Ana Gallardo Rodriguez, Cristina Garcia Peñas, Marta Salomó Coll, Maya Torres Duelo, Gala Vallespín

Reappropriation-reactivation. This project is based on the interest in the spaces of “disagreement”, disqualified on the pretext of criticizing and questioning the desires of these inactive spaces. After inspecting the neighborhood of the dry town, this group observed that some of the problems were also reflected in the public space and especially in the media areas. Areas that incite an attitude and an individualistic use of the site, which instead of generating meetings, generates crossing spaces.

With the aim of promoting these sites considering an investigation about its use and the possible activation through an artistic / recreational / urban intervention so that it adapts to the unique morphology of each place, it is intended to observe whether a simple artistic intervention can change the relationship that people in the neighborhood have with this type of space, or how they can interact.




From May 21st to 31st, 2013, Hall 1st floor, ETSAV, Sant Cugat del Vallès.

From 03 to 07 June, Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts.

One of the objectives of this project was to generate exchanges between the different faculties / schools. With the itinerant exhibition, which was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UB and at the ETSAV of the UPC, the results of the workshop and the same Inter-Accions project could be shown in the university communities of the two centers.

Exhibition at the Vallès School of Architecture (UPC)

Exhibition at the Faculty of Fine Arts (UB)



Marta Carrasco & Sergi Selvas (eds.)

Editorial: Publicacions i Edicions UB; Iniciativa Digital Politècnica – Oficina de Publicacions Acadèmiques Digitals de la UPC

Texts in Catalan and Spanish.

This publication reflects the reflections that arise from the first experience of the project «Inter-Accions. Collective Methodologies for Urban Interventions “in the form of short articles written by its participants.

You can buy the publication in paper (15€) or download it in digital format.

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Mechanisms activating Inter-Accions
Marta Carrasco + Sergi Selvas

Ways of undoing
Martí Peran

Life between two buildings: strategies for contact town planning
Marta Serra

The production of the referent through the processes of the practice
Òscar Padilla

Cartography as a pedagogical tool and representation system
Judith Onsès

The meeting
Aina Jordi

Deviled urbanity
Laura Company

Do it yourself
Borja Fermoselle + Nora Arias

Open Source Processes
Marta Carrasco + Sergi Selvas

The university could be different
Aida Sánchez de Serdio