Culture is the essence, it defines any civilised society or individualPhoto Sofia Saavedra

Supersudaca is one of the network partners of the Prince Claus Fund

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Supersudaca

The Supersudaca website

Supersudaca

Website Prince Claus Fund: Network Partnerships

Al caribe (PDF document)

Presentation about all inclusive tourist resorts on the Caribbean islands

 

Culture is not a luxury?

Our workshops with students are very much oriented towards finding a solution and forcing the students to formulate and literally intervene within the context of the project with small and reachable interventions so that a real change in the actual situation can be obtained.

For example, the workshop ‘La Calle’ (the street) by Supersudaca was held in Buenos Aires. The street was once perhaps the generator of cities, but it has also been abolished, hated, loved, widened, protected, become artificial and safe in some places, impenetrable in others. It has also been the source of marketing campaigns The workshop results are beyond the architectural, they are platforms for manifestos of how to recuperate public space and freedom for sport products, place for temporal markets, and the source of inspiration for police series of persecution.

Buenos Aires has beyond doubt some of the most beautiful and active streets of the world and its citizens use them not only to connect point A to B, but sometimes to disconnect them as protest strategies for political pressure or as the last spatial niches for the mobile street vendor.

At least one concrete change was realized by the students who participated in this workshop. Street vendors were organised so that traffic could pass again after a yellow line was painted and a nocturnal pamphlet action was held by the students. The pamphlet said "Let’s respect the yellow line together."
The workshop's results are beyond the architectural, they are platforms for manifestos of how to recuperate public space and freedom, how to constantly reconceptualize this vital space actively present throughout Latin America.

Our relationship with the Prince Claus Fund

Supersudaca has been a network partner of the Prince Claus Fund since 2005. The Our partnership will give us more scope. These south-south meetings are so very useful
to us
Fund had supported our projects before we became partners. I had heard of the Prince Claus Fund from the founder of a Bolivian music festival that won the Prince Claus Award in 2002. We applied for additional funding for our workshop Excentrica Pantanal which was held on the Bolivian-Brazilian border.

The Prince Claus Fund supported a workshop in Santo Domingo during which we started working on the Mare Nostrum exhibition for the Second Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam. At this Biennale, Supersudaca won the Best Entry Award for the project about tourism in the Caribbean.

We invited the Fund to the Mare Nostrum exhibition and not long after that we were asked to become one of their network partners. We felt very pleased about that. Our partnership will give us more scope. We meet the other Prince Claus Fund network partners twice a year. These south-south meetings are so very useful to us.

The budget of EUR 180,000 * is used for a large number of projects. We have already been able to create a website. We will also publish a magazine about Latin American architecture and a book about the Mare Nostrum exhibition. In addition, we are planning new workshops and an architecture competition about tourism in the Caribbean.

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*) for a period of three years (ed.)