Riu Llobregat

SPCUNY Fellowship Award

Rafael de Balanzó Joue, professor of the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design at EINA-UAB, has been awarded the Graduate Center Social Practice City University of New York (SPCUNY) Faculty Fellowship to carry out Nomad Resilience Thinking Social-ecological Practice, an artistic and social justice project, during 2023.

This work will be developed by three artist collectives: Urban Resilience Thinking Initiatives (Rafael de Balanzó Joue) from New York; Espai per Habitar (Alix Camacho) from Medellín, Colombia; and Site Size (Elvira Pujol and Joan Vila-Puig) from Barcelona, with the collaboration of academic institutions such as EINA, City University of New York (CUNY), Comfama School of Art in Medellín and the Pratt Institute in New York.

Nomad Resilience Thinking Social-ecological Practice focuses on a project related to the river basins and their communities of the Llobregat River in Barcelona, the Medellín River in Colombia, and the wetland areas of ancient indigenous communities.

During the month of January, related to the exhibition Res(so)nàncies at the Site Size headquarters, several socio-ecological practice actions will take place between Medellín and Barcelona that will analyse how local communities are affected by current systemic problems and changes.

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