︎︎︎ Dance is Politics ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎
Exploration and vindication of identities through celebration in public space.
Status: Published, Awarded.
Dance is Politics reclaims the appropriation of the public space through 'the party' and dancing as social catalysts from which to learn dynamics of solidarity and collective self-organization.
Dance is Politics imagines and proposes a new paradigm in which technology, environment, and social encounter merge in a replicable urban strategy based on the party as a political tool for representation.
Countless oppressed groups have been forced to find their spaces in the absence of a welcoming 'official' leisure model; thus, self-organized celebrations have served throughout history as an escape valve. We must find a party model compatible with a delicate social and sanitary situation. Social distancing creates a void between us destined to be unused, but why not take advantage of it and fill it with nature?
The project was selected amidst 457 submissions from 63 countries in the 2021 Call for Ideas of the Future Architecture Platform to participate in the Creative Exchange 2021 to discuss collectively new visions of what a relational practice of architecture might mean.
Pablo Castillo, Ernesto Ibáñez, Héctor Suárez. 2021.