WORKING WITH THE PLANE
The aim of ‘A Vila da Mañá’ is to change the model of town or city, we believe that another one can be possible. This is achieved through the protagonist participation of local children and adolescents who, by working with fundamental concepts through tactical urban planning actions, become active citizens capable of transforming their spaces.
In this case it works with perception, that of the body itself and the environment that surrounds them. Understanding how they perceive their town, we try to provoke in girls, boys, and teenagers a new vision of everyday spaces, seeking to break with the familiar and so that they can see the same places with different eyes.
“The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known (or conceived). The art technique of “strange” objects, of making the forms difficult, of increasing the difficulty and magnitude of perception is not aesthetic as an end and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artistic quality or essence of an object; the object is not the important thing.”
Colour your city
The town or city in which we are working has become a playground, a laboratory for experimentation in which children and adolescents can act from a new point of view.