sketching your village
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, the village is worked on, like its habitat, its game board to be discovered. Understanding its structure, conformation, morphology, its voids and its fillings, its history, its traditions, and its symbolic and immaterial issues is essential to be able to reflect on how they move from one site to another, the routes, the points important where the lives of the girls, boys and teenagers of the community develop.
“The new generations, the inhabitants of tomorrow, do not know their town or city in its entirety, they live in a “small box”, they move to another smaller “box” and arrive at a bigger “box” (it’s called a school, shopping centre, sports centre, … or playground). This is your relationship with your environment.”
Sandra González Álvarez
Color your village
The city/town we are working in has become a playground, an experimental laboratory in which children and teenagers can act from a new point of view.