D-SPACE 2015 – 2016
Naranco Town, Oviedo, Spain

 

The starting point of this project is exploring the concept of public and private space in the urban environment, coupled with the implicit experience of citizens. In different spaces appear cultural, emotional, physical, psychological and temporal experiences, that make us feel more or less connected to them.

D-SPACE is a project, which idea is an ​​artistic collaboration with the city community neighborhood of the town Naranco in Oviedo, it seeks to handle the problem of the failed proposal to build a SPA center. Proposal planned and approved by the various local governments, unresponsive to the real needs of an economically weak population.

Political decisions do not always go according to the needs of citizens living in their environment. The idea is that citizens can transmitt their ideas and proposals with the help of various artistic tools,  trying to answer interactively to questions such as:

What can you do in public space?
Who belongs?
What history has given public space?
How and who decides on the use of urban public spaces?
Issue of public space: surveillance and banned, abandoned spaces, space waiting period, ruins

The first artistic activity took place in 2015 with the completion of a performance against the building of the future SPA center, now abandoned, in which a group of lawyers and health ovetense pose with his back to the camera and in front of the controversial space as symbols of the current judicialized problem without “healing” have found any so far.

Artistic intervention in urban space

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