What if a public space functioned as an urban laboratory for the citizen management of energy? That’s the challenge posed by this urban experiment placed at the heart of Malasaña neighborhood in Madrid by Creática ONG with Enorme Studio, PEZestudio and Todo por La Praxis.
Three small urban devices that constitute three new urban fittings for Jardines del Arquitecto Ribera public square: an open classroom, an open stage and an info-point able to store energy and to endow the whole assembly with a maximum of 2KW/h for daily consumption to be used by people using the place.
The three devices deal with the interconnection of the physical space of this public square with a Twitter Machine @plaza_tribunal that controls certain interactions such as the possibility to switch the color of the artificial lighting at the square, the possibility to make selfies using a webcam or to leave messages to be displayed on a LED screen. The main idea of the project is to experiment around how this energy self-sufficiency becomes a trigger for activation, promotion and co-management of citizen activities in public spaces.
- Tandem – Urban Trasformation Process
- public space
- Creática ONG with Enorme Studio, PEZestudio.org, TXP Todo X la Praxis
- Camille Bluin, Thomas Van Huffel, María Inés Pérez, Sara Urriza, Arkaitz Martínez, Jesús Sánchez (Enorme), Maé Durant Vidal, Elisa de los Reyes García, Urska Cernigoj (PEZestudio)
- Agents and associations:
- Vecinos Haciendo Jardines, Somos Malasaña, COAM, Mercado de Barceló, Escuela de Música Creativa, Museo Municipal de Madrid, Colegio Isabel La Católica, Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa