provided by José Ramón Hernández as part of the research-creation-action process for the project The flight of the hipot poplar
The Imagination Laboratory explores in the personal and collective memories of immigrant adolescents and young people, in the theatricalities of their families and former countries and communities of origin. Proposes listening exercises for your current living spaces; Mapping the city and constructing affective cartographies in it: how to go around and explain the city or your neighborhood based on your sensitive experiences? The Laboratory of Imagination Thinks the Sensitive Tools of Creation contemporary as a process of making visible those areas of pain, but also building desired futures. Creativity as an empowering tool for dialogue and community insertion. How to explore and share the expectations, thoughts and feelings of these adolescents and young people? How to deconstruct the stereotypes of migrant bodies and reconstruct and project their obsessions, affections and family and social wounds? How to socialize and value the memory and knowledge they bring from their countries of origin and their mother tongues? How to learn from them and with them?
Provided as of February 2021 in collaboration with:
Mejía de Lequerica Reception Center in Madrid
Condeduque de Madrid Contemporary Culture Center
DEVÍO de Hablar Program in Art and Upper Floor Madrid.
CEPI of Arganzuela