INSÒLIT Festival of Ephemeral Interventions in Palma de Mallorca

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Authors
Sergio Cañas Vadillo and Sandra Pintos Pérez (Project “Tell me a secret”). -Isabel Villares Law, Júlia Borges Alves and Victor Viscor Pagès (Project “Melodías al viento”). - Francesca Neus Frontera Carbonell (Project “Picarols”). - Adriana Bravo Salvà, Carlos Morell de España and Maddi Rotaeche Setién (Project “Se abre el telón”).
Organization
Aina Bigorra (architect and cultural manager). - Erik Herrera (architect and urban planner). - Pep Rovira (architect and designer).
Dates
July 12th until 16th 2017
Venue
CAN BORDILS, Carrer de l’Almudaina, 9.- CAN OMS Carrer Almudaina, 7.- CAL COMTE DE LA COVA, Carrer del Sol, 3.- CAL MARQUÈS DE LA TORRE. Carrer de la Portella, 14. Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Spain

Sergio Cañas Vadillo - Sandra Pintos Pérez Cosas

Sandra Pintos Pérez - Sergio Cañas Vadillo. Graduate architects from the University of Alcalá de Henares, they have focused their attention on social innovation, participatory processes and design as a tool for change.

Sandra Pintos Pérez has recently worked on "Cosiendo Teután" (Stitching Teutan), a project developed along with anthropologist Elisabeth Lorenzi in Medialab-Prado (Madrid) which used participative processes to create networks, rethinking the public space and making the ongoings in the city visible through textile works. During her training as an architect she has always sought out social integration, both in her degree dissertation ("Espacios multisensoriales para la estimulación temprana en niños" - Multisensory spaces for early childhood stimulation) as well as her Master's dissertation ("Cosiendo Vacíos: Proyecto para la integración de la mujer refugiada" - Stitching empty spaces: a project for the integration of the woman refugee).

Sergio Cañas Vadillo has worked in different studios within the architecture, interior design and graphic design sectors. In 2014, he participated in a research project called "Arquitectura Autre en España 1963-73" (Architecture Autre in Spain 1963-73) with Fernando Quesada López. His interest in sustainable architecture led him to write his degree dissertation entitled "Hacia el 2020, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" (Towards 2020, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings). One year later he actively collaborated in a participative process, the "Conectando Historias" (Linking Histories) project, undertaken by the City Council of Madrid to restore the Legazpi market.

Júlia Borges Alves - Víctor Viscor Pagès Isabel Villares Law

Isabel Villares Law - Júlia Borges Alves - Víctor Viscor Pagès. Made up of three young architects with shared interests, the team is a combination of two Brazilians and one Catalan. Víctor is from Barcelona and trained at La Salle School of Architecture. They met in 2014 when Isabel was in Barcelona for the first time to take the Ephemeral Spaces course entitled “Exhibition Design”, at Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (ELISAVA).

Julia and Isabel are from São Paulo and they studied their degree together at the Cidade School of Architecture and Design. In 2015, they decided to come to Spain to study their respective Master's degrees. Isabel chose to specialise in landscape design. Therefore, she took a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, while Julia is currently studying a Master's degree in Urban Design, both at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC). Throughout their individual careers in architecture, they have acquired experience in different fields of the profession. The team has partnered with numerous associations and coalitions in the world of the ephemeral, like in the production of lighting projects for exhibitions with the Brazilian architect Fernanda Carvalho and participation in assembly of the Colectivo Basurama's leisure facilities for the Gira Cultural festival in São Paulo in 2014. In 2015, Victor and Isabel participated in “A Cel Obert” (Open Air), the second Festival of Ephemeral Installations with an entry entitled "Matiz de Celso" (Celso's Nuance).

Francesca Neus Frontera Carbonell

Francesca Neus Frontera Carbonell. An architect who graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture in 2011, during her first year in the professional world, she worked on international projects at the Miralles Tagliabue – EMBT studio in Barcelona and GRAS studio in Mallorca. Interested in landscape design, she subsequently worked in London at Martha Schwartz Partners and URBAN studios, on projects in Europe, China, North America, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Africa. She currently resides in the Netherlands and is working on interior design projects in Taiwan, landscaping projects in the United Kingdom and architectural projects in Germany and Mallorca.

She has designed and constructed different ephemeral art installations and furniture by making use of the space's resources. She has a special interest in social design and explores the relation between people, technology and space.

She won first prize for the construction of the Archaeological Museum of Calvià. She also received first prize in the 13th Annual Environmental and Sustainable Project Competition held by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, with her urban wind revolution project, an energy generation system that reuses energy dissipated in the underground transport system.
She has an interest in the discussion on the architectural design of the future and the definition of the next generation. She is also the co-founder of the IS ARCH Prizes for Architecture students, which analyse solutions provided by architecture students within the university framework.

Carlos Morell de España - Maddi Rotaeche Setién Adriana Bravo Salvà

Adriana Bravo Salvà - Carlos Morell de España - Maddi Rotaeche Setién. Three young architects who trained in Barcelona and Madrid at the Barcelona School of Architecture, Madrid School of Architecture and the Camilo José Cela University respectively. All three were on an exchange year at universities overseas such as the National School of Architecture and Landscape of Lille (France) and the Miguel de Cervantes University in Santiago (Chile). There they found a space to develop artistic variants complementary to the architecture. They graduated in 2015 and 2016, having gained several years of experience in different studios such as Peris-Toral or Duch-Pizà.

Throughout their academic trajectory they received recognition including being selected to exhibit at the Degree Project Show of the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, and the XXVIII CAP '14 Competition in Chile.

After this stage, they are starting out in their professional careers in both architectural studios and contemporary art. Eager to show their potential wherever they are given the chance, they face new challenges very closely, enriching each other's work. They defend meticulous, detailed and well thought-out architecture on a human scale.

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