There is no art without community, which is why we co-create public programmes for joint action and reflection.
Concomitentes has organised the Sustainability Governance Conference, which took place at the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid from 4pm on Friday 14 October. The conference explored alternative models of governance that promote democracy, and contributed to the discussion on the most pressing social issues relating to sustainability and the challenges set out in the 2030 Agenda.
Mediation involves listening, desire, and frustration. It also involves negotiation, trust, and above all, connection. This experimental research project is a springboard from which to explore the tensions and complexities inherent to mediation, which is an essential act in culture: a mechanism through which to generate spaces of enunciation.
When the pandemic inevitably restricted public space, it was a blow that highlighted political processes which were already emerging in recent decades: the growing standardisation of space, social inequality, mutual distrust, the dismantling of public and community initiatives, and the desire for immediacy have made themselves felt more forcefully in recent years.
Until 10 June 2022, we invited proposals to generate a new Concomitancia. We provide 30,000 euros to support the selected proposal, which should address an environmental and/or social challenge through grassroots participation. In this section you can find out about the background and details of this open call.