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The POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE © conquers domestic spaces in central Madrid… this research about anthropology of the senses reveals the somato-sensory universe of experience, the richness and originality of each individual, the multiple utopias coexisting- utopias used as method of transformation- but also, in between others the physiological landscapes. Everything within the continuous becoming and flux of construction of worlds and bodies, intertwined, always dynamic… in linkage. Going deeper in the incredible socio-political and ecological potential of one body… of one body like yours… revealing the cosmic character of a body… of bodies of cold and warm blood…

Visit the

The POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE © conquers domestic spaces in central Madrid… this research about anthropology of the senses reveals the somato-sensory universe of experience, the richness and originality of each individual, the multiple utopias coexisting- utopias used as method of transformation- but also, in between others the physiological landscapes. Everything within the continuous becoming and flux of construction of worlds and bodies, intertwined, always dynamic… in linkage. Going deeper in the incredible socio-political and ecological potential of one body… of one body like yours… revealing the cosmic character of a body… of bodies of cold and warm blood… Visit the project here: http://psaap.com/en/pop-up-somatic-architecture/

WE OPEN REGISTRATIONS for the SECOND EDITION of the UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN “SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE” YEAR 2019-2020!! More info here.

WE OPEN REGISTRATIONS for the SECOND EDITION of the UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN “SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE” YEAR 2019-2020!! More info here.

This week we finished the first year of our Program in Somatics for Architecture and Landscape… as María Ruíz said: “OUR REVOLUTION IS TO LEAVE AS LEGACY A WORLD, NOT A PROPERTY”… … … … … … … … and on that we will continue…

This week we finished the first year of our Program in Somatics for Architecture and Landscape… as María Ruíz said: “OUR REVOLUTION IS TO LEAVE AS LEGACY A WORLD, NOT A PROPERTY”… … … … … … … … and on that we will continue…

Yesterday in Hamburg interactive opening of the expo-installation POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE … thanks to all the participants, but especially to the ones who were travelling to be with us… your presence was more than a present!!... And once more thanks to Wiktor, Sara, Jan, Katja y Mathias!!  http://psaap.com/en/pop-up-somatic-architecture/

Yesterday in Hamburg interactive opening of the expo-installation POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE … thanks to all the participants, but especially to the ones who were travelling to be with us… your presence was more than a present!!... And once more thanks to Wiktor, Sara, Jan, Katja y Mathias!!  http://psaap.com/en/pop-up-somatic-architecture/

First process of assemblage of the POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE within the workshop “Sensing, a professional competence” at the HafenCity Universität Hamburg… Thank you Sara, Wiktor and Jan… tomorrow we will have the interactive opening!... in really good company, together with the workshop by Katja Münker and the lecture by Wiktor Skrzypczak…

First process of assemblage of the POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE within the workshop “Sensing, a professional competence” at the HafenCity Universität Hamburg… Thank you Sara, Wiktor and Jan… tomorrow we will have the interactive opening!... in really good company, together with the workshop by Katja Münker and the lecture by Wiktor Skrzypczak…

Together with Erin Manning, Brian Massumi or Tim Ingold (incredible people to share ideas with!!!) we participate (Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez) within de series 2 of PODCAST of the project “SOMATICS TOOLKIT. A Somatics Toolkit for Ethnographers”. The project is a research of the “National Center for Research Methods” and “Coventry University” in between other institutions. Thanks to Eline Kieft, Ben Spatz and especially to Doerte Weig for being interested in our work and for inviting us to participate. Thanks also to Christine Garrington for making things easy! You can know this project and listen to the podcast here.

Together with Erin Manning, Brian Massumi or Tim Ingold (incredible people to share ideas with!!!) we participate (Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez) within de series 2 of PODCAST of the project “SOMATICS TOOLKIT. A Somatics Toolkit for Ethnographers”. The project is a research of the “National Center for Research Methods” and “Coventry University” in between other institutions. Thanks to Eline Kieft, Ben Spatz and especially to Doerte Weig for being interested in our work and for inviting us to participate. Thanks also to Christine Garrington for making things easy! You can know this project and listen to the podcast here.

First EXPO-INSTALLATION of our project “POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE” in HAMBURG. It will be at the HafenCity Universität, in May the 15th. The installation, about our research in anthropology of the senses, will be accompanied by the performative-lecture “Dance and Architecture: A Rehearsal at the Common Lab. The origins of a Pop-Up Somatic Architecture.” Everything within the workshop “Sensing, a professional competence” organized by Wiktor Skrzypczak and coordinated by Sara Lusic-Alavanja. Thanks you both for this invitation!!

First EXPO-INSTALLATION of our project “POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE” in HAMBURG. It will be at the HafenCity Universität, in May the 15th. The installation, about our research in anthropology of the senses, will be accompanied by the performative-lecture “Dance and Architecture: A Rehearsal at the Common Lab. The origins of a Pop-Up Somatic Architecture.” Everything within the workshop “Sensing, a professional competence” organized by Wiktor Skrzypczak and coordinated by Sara Lusic-Alavanja. Thanks you both for this invitation!!

The PERFORMATIVE LECTURE “In Between Dance and Architecture” by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez and Jone San Martin is now available on line… here

The PERFORMATIVE LECTURE “In Between Dance and Architecture” by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez and Jone San Martin is now available on line… here

Our platform develops aspects of Architecture and Landscape through somatics, more especifically through the Feldenkrais Method. In this way, within our Universitary Program we experiment directly on us all the concepts we are interested in, related to imagination, body and spatial structures, living systems or socio-political ones. If you don’t know yet the Feldenkrais Method through which we develop the embodied experiences of our platform, you have now the opportunity to do it! I will be working two months in CENTRO ACTÚA (located in Madrid). CENTRO ACTÚA is a school for actors where we will have a two months workshop.

Our platform develops aspects of Architecture and Landscape through somatics, more especifically through the Feldenkrais Method. In this way, within our Universitary Program we experiment directly on us all the concepts we are interested in, related to imagination, body and spatial structures, living systems or socio-political ones. If you don’t know yet the Feldenkrais Method through which we develop the embodied experiences of our platform, you have now the opportunity to do it! I will be working two months in CENTRO ACTÚA (located in Madrid). CENTRO ACTÚA is a school for actors where we will have a two months workshop. Do you want to develop your own body-instructions-manual? Join us! We start on May the 6th: Thanks to CENTRO ACTÚA and CHUS JIMÉNEZ for all this! http://www.aisge.es/auxi-galvez-en-el-centro-actua  

Something to write down in your agenda: The next May the 7th we will be “on air” within the Feldenkrais Summit 2019> “THE MAP IS THE TERRITORY”. We will be part of the three interventions about “STRUCTURE AND TENSEGRITY” and we will share the track with JOHN SHARKEY (BIOTENSEGRITY) and ROBERT SCHLEIP (FASCIA). Our intervention will be about the Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape (LSAAP) and the studies about embodied cognition in architecture. You will be able to see our interventions and the other 24, on-line and free, along the 48h after the first broadcast. You can see

Something to write down in your agenda: The next May the 7th we will be “on air” within the Feldenkrais Summit 2019> “THE MAP IS THE TERRITORY”. We will be part of the three interventions about “STRUCTURE AND TENSEGRITY” and we will share the track with JOHN SHARKEY (BIOTENSEGRITY) and ROBERT SCHLEIP (FASCIA). Our intervention will be about the Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape (LSAAP) and the studies about embodied cognition in architecture. You will be able to see our interventions and the other 24, on-line and free, along the 48h after the first broadcast. You can see all the program and make the free registration here.

During July 2018, the International Conference “MOVEMENT: BRAIN, BODY, COGNITION” was developed at Harvard Medical School. We participated with two contributions, the first was a workshop about imagination and embodied cognition; the second was this PAPER about the pioneering pedagogical experience developed at the “Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”. The PAPER registered the experiences at the Laboratory between the years 2016 and 2018. Now we put it here available in our archive. You can download it in the following link: http://psaap.com/en/movement-and-cognition/

(Image: “Heliografías para cuerpos de sangre fría y caliente”, Buenos Aires, 2015. Authors: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez

During July 2018, the International Conference “MOVEMENT: BRAIN, BODY, COGNITION” was developed at Harvard Medical School. We participated with two contributions, the first was a workshop about imagination and embodied cognition; the second was this PAPER about the pioneering pedagogical experience developed at the “Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”. The PAPER registered the experiences at the Laboratory between the years 2016 and 2018. Now we put it here available in our archive. You can download it in the following link: http://psaap.com/en/movement-and-cognition/ (Image: “Heliografías para cuerpos de sangre fría y caliente”, Buenos Aires, 2015. Authors: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez and Edgardo Mercado. Collaborator: Alejandra Salvador.)

“IN BETWEEN DANCE AND ARCHITECTURE: A conversation with Jone San Martin and Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez”. Monday March the 25th at 19:00 at C.O.A.M: you are all invited, we will be waiting for you at the Logia of the College of Architects in Madrid… there will be more than words! Ü... If you want to come just make the free registration here:

fundación COAM

“IN BETWEEN DANCE AND ARCHITECTURE: A conversation with Jone San Martin and Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez”. Monday March the 25th at 19:00 at C.O.A.M: you are all invited, we will be waiting for you at the Logia of the College of Architects in Madrid… there will be more than words! Ü... If you want to come just make the free registration here: fundación COAM

Yesterday within the EUROPAN ESPAÑA website, they talked about the process of our project winner in EUROPAN 6 in Córdoba… the post contain also the link to the article I was writing for the local press on February the 21st. I thought I had to write it to let know architects and citizens how all this happened. How important decisions about urban issues are taken in our cities… The outcome is not positive, that is why is important to know the story. Here you have one of the first images of this beloved project in Córdoba in which my team

Yesterday within the EUROPAN ESPAÑA website, they talked about the process of our project winner in EUROPAN 6 in Córdoba… the post contain also the link to the article I was writing for the local press on February the 21st. I thought I had to write it to let know architects and citizens how all this happened. How important decisions about urban issues are taken in our cities… The outcome is not positive, that is why is important to know the story. Here you have one of the first images of this beloved project in Córdoba in which my team and me were working for 10 years (2000-2010) with enthusiasm and rigour. I want to say now THANK YOU to each of you, working with me for so long: Team: Luca Brunelli, David Franco, Miguel Ángel García Grande, Eugenio González Madorrán and Juan Lobato. // Collaborators: Julen García Asua, Blanca Rodriguez Chaparro, Andrea Rodriguez Novoa, Mª Luisa Reques, Koldo Fernández Gaztelu, Marguerita Serboli, Jean-Baptiste Joye, Carla de Prada and Mamen Sancha. // Law advisor: Alberto Escudero.// Engineering: Antonio Romero and Rafael Espejo.// Vegetation and environment: Oscar Miravalles and Córdoba Botanical Garden.// Technical architects: Miguel Ángel Rica and Manuel Cansino. Each of them supported me, Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, in this fascinating and idealistic project… also Juan Medina from GMU Córdoba… also Pedro Escribano from CHG Córdoba… of course Carmen Imbernón and Begoña Fernández-Shaw from Europan España… and for sure I forget somebody… looking to the last news maybe this project won’t be implemented, but the project has left a trace to do things in other way in our cities… we hope this way can be the natural one soon, and no something exceptional and fragile. We invite you to read both articles (they are only in Spanish): http://www.europan-esp.es/blog/?p=3858  

We have started again with our program in “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” and we are happy to see different people and institutions interested in our work. In the following moths we are scheduling a couple of interviews about our experience. The first with Coventry University (UK) and their program “Somatics Toolkit for Ethnographers”, thanks to Doerte Weig for inviting us; the second will be for the “Feldenkrais Awareness SUMMIT. The map IS the territory” (USA) and it will be done with Cynthia Allen. Thanks also to Cynthia and her team for making it happen. We will inform you when

We have started again with our program in “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” and we are happy to see different people and institutions interested in our work. In the following moths we are scheduling a couple of interviews about our experience. The first with Coventry University (UK) and their program “Somatics Toolkit for Ethnographers”, thanks to Doerte Weig for inviting us; the second will be for the “Feldenkrais Awareness SUMMIT. The map IS the territory” (USA) and it will be done with Cynthia Allen. Thanks also to Cynthia and her team for making it happen. We will inform you when they will be available on-line. ****Meanwhile we announce you some of our confirmed guests this semester (as you are STILL on time to join us!!): February the 27th we will travel through the different stages of the path to dreams and sleep with Patricio Simon, we are lucky as we want to know more about these stages in relation with creativity; March the 13th we will have a session with Cristina Palmese from “Paisaje Sensorial” and we will explore sound landscapes; March the 21st we will be able to visit and anechoic chamber thanks to Laura de Azcárate… haunting!!! And April the 3rd we have a new session with Jaime Polanco about body structures, biomechanics and much more****… learning through the alive system of our body… phenomenology… anthropology… somatics… imagination… perception… architecture and landscape… ecology… and your experience… THANKS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!!

Wednesday February the 6th YOU ARE INVITED to come to the first session of the second semester of the Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We will talk about how to learn through experience with reference to John Dewey, Donal Schön or different authors who nowadays defend “Situated Cognition”; we will have as case study the “Center for Sensibility” proposed by Yves Klein and Werner Ruhnau; and we will finish the day sensing all this in our own flesh with the experience “ARMS INTEGRATION”… At 18:30, in the Análisis de Formas classroom, EPS Universidad San Pablo CEU in Monteprincipe.

Wednesday February the 6th YOU ARE INVITED to come to the first session of the second semester of the Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We will talk about how to learn through experience with reference to John Dewey, Donal Schön or different authors who nowadays defend “Situated Cognition”; we will have as case study the “Center for Sensibility” proposed by Yves Klein and Werner Ruhnau; and we will finish the day sensing all this in our own flesh with the experience “ARMS INTEGRATION”… At 18:30, in the Análisis de Formas classroom, EPS Universidad San Pablo CEU in Monteprincipe. The campus is connected with the center of Madrid through “metro ligero”, Montepríncipe Station. We will be waiting for you!! Just come!! Ü (Image: Picture by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez of the scenography designed by Markus Selg for "Coming Society", Volksbühne, Berlin, 2019)

This week we received the last two catalogues which include our work: “BECOMING” from the Venice Architecture Biennale, and “OPA” with the graphic work of architects at COAM… they are now available in bookshops… our library grows! Ü

This week we received the last two catalogues which include our work: “BECOMING” from the Venice Architecture Biennale, and “OPA” with the graphic work of architects at COAM… they are now available in bookshops… our library grows! Ü

*There are finite and infinite projects.// *Finite projects have boundaries; infinite projects work with boundaries, including them.// *We cannot say when an infinite project started, neither is important.// *Finite projects are bounded by time; infinite ones create their own time.// *Finite projects are bounded in space; infinite ones create their own space.// *An infinite project can host finite projects within… the opposite is not possible.// *The finite project is the triumph of the past over the future… through anticipation and pre-definition. The infinite project is the triumph of the future over the past… its outcomes are endlessly open. WE PRESENT YOU:

POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE… A

*There are finite and infinite projects.// *Finite projects have boundaries; infinite projects work with boundaries, including them.// *We cannot say when an infinite project started, neither is important.// *Finite projects are bounded by time; infinite ones create their own time.// *Finite projects are bounded in space; infinite ones create their own space.// *An infinite project can host finite projects within… the opposite is not possible.// *The finite project is the triumph of the past over the future… through anticipation and pre-definition. The infinite project is the triumph of the future over the past… its outcomes are endlessly open. WE PRESENT YOU: POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE… A PROJECT OF ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE SENSES Do you participate? Write us an email to info@psaap.com Text based on variations of: “Finite and Infinite Games” James P. Carse

From yesterday Mª AUXILIADORA GÁLVEZ through PSAAP and its University Program is part of the “Research Directory” of the CENTRE FOR SENSORY STUDIES based in CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal, Canada. We invite you to visit it because you will be able to know the websites and projects of a big collection of prestigious scholars within the area of sensory experience… they come from different disciplines like Anthropology, Sociology, History, Architecture, Literature, Philosophy, Film production or Art… you will be also able to go through the projects and texts of the centre exploring the other areas of the website… http://www.sensorystudies.org

(Join

From yesterday Mª AUXILIADORA GÁLVEZ through PSAAP and its University Program is part of the “Research Directory” of the CENTRE FOR SENSORY STUDIES based in CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal, Canada. We invite you to visit it because you will be able to know the websites and projects of a big collection of prestigious scholars within the area of sensory experience… they come from different disciplines like Anthropology, Sociology, History, Architecture, Literature, Philosophy, Film production or Art… you will be also able to go through the projects and texts of the centre exploring the other areas of the website… http://www.sensorystudies.org (Join our program writing to galvez.eps@ceu.es … soon we will tell you about our project of Anthropology of the Senses)  

This year we participate in the III series of “Entre Música y Arquitectura” (In between Music and Architecture). It will be a dialogue about DANCE and ARCHITECTURE with JONE SAN MARTIN and Mª AUXILIADORA GÁLVEZ. Jone visited us last November in the Seminar WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES and we were all very impressed… we are looking forward to continue talking with her… in March it will be possible… we will remind you the date… but here you have the whole program of this cycle. The opening: January the 21st

http://www.coam.org/es/actualidad/agenda/agenda-coam/iii-ciclo-entre-musica-y-arquitectura-inauguracion

This year we participate in the III series of “Entre Música y Arquitectura” (In between Music and Architecture). It will be a dialogue about DANCE and ARCHITECTURE with JONE SAN MARTIN and Mª AUXILIADORA GÁLVEZ. Jone visited us last November in the Seminar WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES and we were all very impressed… we are looking forward to continue talking with her… in March it will be possible… we will remind you the date… but here you have the whole program of this cycle. The opening: January the 21st http://www.coam.org/es/actualidad/agenda/agenda-coam/iii-ciclo-entre-musica-y-arquitectura-inauguracion

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019… our best wishes for you… from PSAAP

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019… our best wishes for you… from PSAAP  

We prepare the next season of the Program of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We begin in FEBRUARY. 13 sessions, 2 hours every week, 3 university credits, 3 confirmed special guests, 2 skeletons, 1 space, 2 landscapes, 1 university, 1 institute, 1 unique opportunity to learn different things in a different way, registration 200€ for the whole semester… Join us!... write to galvez.eps@ceu.es

We prepare the next season of the Program of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We begin in FEBRUARY. 13 sessions, 2 hours every week, 3 university credits, 3 confirmed special guests, 2 skeletons, 1 space, 2 landscapes, 1 university, 1 institute, 1 unique opportunity to learn different things in a different way, registration 200€ for the whole semester… Join us!... write to galvez.eps@ceu.es

Yesterday, the day of the winter solstice, we closed the first part of the academic year participating in the CoLAB final JURY at ETSAM. The RIBOT Unit, with Almudena leading and with Diego García Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Ignacio Borrego, Begoña de Abajo and Gaizka Altuna, has been working in a fascinating process of collaboration and creativity in the abandoned Packard building in Detroit. It was a pleasure to share with all of them and the students their final revision… Ecology, resilience, social dynamics, community, thermodynamics and inclusive environments were some of the key words and concepts… Thank you for inviting

Yesterday, the day of the winter solstice, we closed the first part of the academic year participating in the CoLAB final JURY at ETSAM. The RIBOT Unit, with Almudena leading and with Diego García Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Ignacio Borrego, Begoña de Abajo and Gaizka Altuna, has been working in a fascinating process of collaboration and creativity in the abandoned Packard building in Detroit. It was a pleasure to share with all of them and the students their final revision… Ecology, resilience, social dynamics, community, thermodynamics and inclusive environments were some of the key words and concepts… Thank you for inviting us to participate! http://colaboratorio.eu/

OPENING!!: From December the 19th you will be able to know a little part of the graphic work of Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez within the collective exhibition OPA (“Plastic Work of Architects”) that will be celebrated at C.O.A.M. The piece titled “House of Fairytales” is a collage (silk paper and ink on paper, 50x70cm) showing the spatial and atmospheric imageries of the homonymous project developed in 2014. We prefer that you discover the collage “on site” but the project, we invite you to see it here: http://psaap.com/en/house-of-fairytales/ The opening of the exhibition will be December the 19th at 19:00… We

OPENING!!: From December the 19th you will be able to know a little part of the graphic work of Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez within the collective exhibition OPA (“Plastic Work of Architects”) that will be celebrated at C.O.A.M. The piece titled “House of Fairytales” is a collage (silk paper and ink on paper, 50x70cm) showing the spatial and atmospheric imageries of the homonymous project developed in 2014. We prefer that you discover the collage “on site” but the project, we invite you to see it here: http://psaap.com/en/house-of-fairytales/ The opening of the exhibition will be December the 19th at 19:00… We hope you enjoy it!  

TODAY WE CELEBRATE that “APREHENDIENDO ARQUITECTURA A TRAVÉS DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS” is already available as DIGITAL BOOK. Thanks to the effort of Jaume Blancafort and Patricia Reus we can enjoy this volume that brings us a transversal piece of knowledge, really necessary in these years where specialization seems to be the rule. This kind of projects goes deep in the generation of collective imaginations that go further into alternative scenarios not only for educative environments but also for social ones, making them richer, more inclusive and diverse. Where you can learn about conceptual and artistic aspects but also the

TODAY WE CELEBRATE that “APREHENDIENDO ARQUITECTURA A TRAVÉS DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS” is already available as DIGITAL BOOK. Thanks to the effort of Jaume Blancafort and Patricia Reus we can enjoy this volume that brings us a transversal piece of knowledge, really necessary in these years where specialization seems to be the rule. This kind of projects goes deep in the generation of collective imaginations that go further into alternative scenarios not only for educative environments but also for social ones, making them richer, more inclusive and diverse. Where you can learn about conceptual and artistic aspects but also the ones associated to body politics and space politics… about what to be human means. OUR CHAPTER “EMBODIED COGNITION: THE CONTACT WITH CONTINUITY… SOMATIC LABORATORY APPLIED TO ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE” appears here accompanied by the work of a lot of colleagues (special mention to María Aguilar who with we are attached sharing multiple synergies)… Than you Jaume and Patricia for this present before the end of the year!!!!! Congratulations for the job!! http://repositorio.upct.es/handle/10317/7499  

We have only three sessions left before the end of the year in our “Program of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”… and we WANT THEM TO BE SPECIAL!!
*****Wednesday December the 5th: VISUAL PERCEPTION and ATMOSPHERE> we will go deep into a case study from the beginning of the XX century that will bring us a collection of visual and atmospheric artefacts within the realms of architecture and scenic arts… we will also learn through the experience “WHITE DISC”.
*****Wednesday December the 12th: SPATIAL THINKING (2nd round) and the experience “FLEXIBLE RECTANGLE”
*****Wednesday December the 19th: final

We have only three sessions left before the end of the year in our “Program of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”… and we WANT THEM TO BE SPECIAL!! *****Wednesday December the 5th: VISUAL PERCEPTION and ATMOSPHERE> we will go deep into a case study from the beginning of the XX century that will bring us a collection of visual and atmospheric artefacts within the realms of architecture and scenic arts… we will also learn through the experience “WHITE DISC”. *****Wednesday December the 12th: SPATIAL THINKING (2nd round) and the experience “FLEXIBLE RECTANGLE” *****Wednesday December the 19th: final session with STRUCTURAL THINKING, the experience “EYES AND LINES” and a little party… before we start again in February. IF YOU WANT TO TRY ONE CLASS you are welcome… and from January we open again registrations for the second semester of this pioneering pedagogical experience. (Thanks to Izabela Wieczorek for this picture of the installation "Den trekantede himmel" by Olafur Eliasson (2014), Kunsten, Aalborg (Photo 2014) ... it is perfect to talk about visual perception and atmosphere... we love your presents Ü)    

24-11.2018 BETI JAI

Here you can see our proposal for the historical BETI JAI in Madrid: under a canopy of different fabrics, the proposal develops a cultural and political space open to the performance of different urban scenarios… apart from the main use for “Basque ball game”. The roof configures a collection of “skirts” that adjusting their height generate diverse atmospheres and thermodynamics according to the uses below. The space aim to be a referent for citizens’ participative processes within the city, but also a place for different imageries and perceptions… http://psaap.com/en/beti-jai-fabrics-and-furniture-or-betis-skirts/

Here you can see our proposal for the historical BETI JAI in Madrid: under a canopy of different fabrics, the proposal develops a cultural and political space open to the performance of different urban scenarios… apart from the main use for “Basque ball game”. The roof configures a collection of “skirts” that adjusting their height generate diverse atmospheres and thermodynamics according to the uses below. The space aim to be a referent for citizens’ participative processes within the city, but also a place for different imageries and perceptions… http://psaap.com/en/beti-jai-fabrics-and-furniture-or-betis-skirts/

Wednesday November the 7th at 12:00 in the COAM Auditorium, ROUND TABLE “Hacia una docencia de la arquitectura” within the celebrations of he 50 anniversary of the pedagogy of Architecture at the San Pablo CEU University (celebrations start at 10:00 a.m). We will be moderating the panel discussion about pedagogy that will include guests as Andres Perea Ortega, Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno, Aurora Herrera Gómez y Diego García Setién…

Wednesday November the 7th at 12:00 in the COAM Auditorium, ROUND TABLE “Hacia una docencia de la arquitectura” within the celebrations of he 50 anniversary of the pedagogy of Architecture at the San Pablo CEU University (celebrations start at 10:00 a.m). We will be moderating the panel discussion about pedagogy that will include guests as Andres Perea Ortega, Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno, Aurora Herrera Gómez y Diego García Setién…

We can announce already the full program of the one and a half day Seminar/Workshop “WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” that will be celebrated in Madrid the 16th and 17th of November. Registration: 30€… have a look, download the pdf… and you already know it… you will make the registration to join us!!! … we are looking forward to share with you such a special event!!!

http://psaap.com/en/we-are-all-able-bodies-from-sensory-deprivation-to-sensory-augmentation-2/

We can announce already the full program of the one and a half day Seminar/Workshop “WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” that will be celebrated in Madrid the 16th and 17th of November. Registration: 30€… have a look, download the pdf… and you already know it… you will make the registration to join us!!! … we are looking forward to share with you such a special event!!! http://psaap.com/en/we-are-all-able-bodies-from-sensory-deprivation-to-sensory-augmentation-2/

We open new section within PSAAP, very soon we will be giving you more details: WE OPEN THE SENSORIAL CORNER… we work with sensorial image and perceptive experience and movement… in different mediums: making Architecture, Landscape or… through Functional Integration sessions IN OUR LIBRARY (FI- Feldenkrais Method of somatic education)… we celebrate today that Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez is already Feldenkrais Teacher accredited by the Feldenkrais Institute Spain… Ü

We open new section within PSAAP, very soon we will be giving you more details: WE OPEN THE SENSORIAL CORNER… we work with sensorial image and perceptive experience and movement… in different mediums: making Architecture, Landscape or… through Functional Integration sessions IN OUR LIBRARY (FI- Feldenkrais Method of somatic education)… we celebrate today that Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez is already Feldenkrais Teacher accredited by the Feldenkrais Institute Spain… Ü

We have developed already three sessions of the Program in Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We have done the Spatial and Structural tests and we have gone into the components of movement, the filogenetic evolution (do you remember the FISH BODY?) and our skeletal structure… everything through our attention and sensorial image. This week: Spatial Navigation and Cognitive Maps… fundamental to work in Architecture and Landscape: you can come and try one class, if you like it you can join us in the second semester.
Thanks to everyone participating in this pioneering experience and SPECIAL THANKS to María Ruíz

We have developed already three sessions of the Program in Somatics for Architecture and Landscape. We have done the Spatial and Structural tests and we have gone into the components of movement, the filogenetic evolution (do you remember the FISH BODY?) and our skeletal structure… everything through our attention and sensorial image. This week: Spatial Navigation and Cognitive Maps… fundamental to work in Architecture and Landscape: you can come and try one class, if you like it you can join us in the second semester. Thanks to everyone participating in this pioneering experience and SPECIAL THANKS to María Ruíz because of her wonderful help in every session… this picture is done by her…

Really interesting the new Casa México in Madrid! Last Tuesday we were part of the event “Juan Herreros and Enrique Norten, Global Practice: a conversation with Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez” (thank you both!!)…

Really interesting the new Casa México in Madrid! Last Tuesday we were part of the event “Juan Herreros and Enrique Norten, Global Practice: a conversation with Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez” (thank you both!!)…

October the 3rd: we begin the university program in “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” at the EPS USP-CEU… LAST DAYS TO JOIN!... and we begin with MALCOLM MANNING and his well known workshop MOVING FROM THE FISH BODY, come, enjoy the class… and stay…

October the 3rd: we begin the university program in “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” at the EPS USP-CEU… LAST DAYS TO JOIN!... and we begin with MALCOLM MANNING and his well known workshop MOVING FROM THE FISH BODY, come, enjoy the class… and stay…

We confirm to you the three KEY NOTE SPEAKERS/PERFOMERS within WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: FROM SENSORY DEPRIVATION TO SENSORY AUGMENTATION. We will count with the presence of SUSAN KOZEL (Philosopher and Choreographer), RACHEL THOMAS (Sociologist and Researcher) and JONE SAN MARTÍN (Choreographer and Dancer)… Send your contribution or your expression of interest to participate (before October the 5th), or just join the program SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE! (before October the 3rd)
WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES is a Research Seminar/Workshop that will be celebrated in November in Madrid at the EPS USP-CEU hosted also by the program

We confirm to you the three KEY NOTE SPEAKERS/PERFOMERS within WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: FROM SENSORY DEPRIVATION TO SENSORY AUGMENTATION. We will count with the presence of SUSAN KOZEL (Philosopher and Choreographer), RACHEL THOMAS (Sociologist and Researcher) and JONE SAN MARTÍN (Choreographer and Dancer)… Send your contribution or your expression of interest to participate (before October the 5th), or just join the program SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE! (before October the 3rd) WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES is a Research Seminar/Workshop that will be celebrated in November in Madrid at the EPS USP-CEU hosted also by the program “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” of this university, by the University of Reading (UK) and supported by the International Ambiances Network.

Next Friday we will be collaborating in one of the workshops by “Caín Teatro” at ETSAM. Thank you María Ruíz and the whole group for the invitation!! … If you want to experience what the “Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” and its associated university program can offer to you, come and join us!! FRIDAY September the 21st at 18:00, in the “Aula Museo” of ETSAM.

Next Friday we will be collaborating in one of the workshops by “Caín Teatro” at ETSAM. Thank you María Ruíz and the whole group for the invitation!! … If you want to experience what the “Laboratory of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape” and its associated university program can offer to you, come and join us!! FRIDAY September the 21st at 18:00, in the “Aula Museo” of ETSAM.

We start the program “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”> OPENING (OPEN) SESSION: September the 12th (Wednesday) at 18:30 at the Faculty of Architecture EPS USP-CEU. If you are just curious or simply, you want to start feeling architecture and landscape in other way… WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!!

(Image: Haus-Rucker-Co. Urban Toy, 1972)

We start the program “Somatics for Architecture and Landscape”> OPENING (OPEN) SESSION: September the 12th (Wednesday) at 18:30 at the Faculty of Architecture EPS USP-CEU. If you are just curious or simply, you want to start feeling architecture and landscape in other way… WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!! (Image: Haus-Rucker-Co. Urban Toy, 1972)

We invite abstracts of up to 300 words outlining the intended contribution to the event, either in the format of an academic paper or performative demonstration. Due to limited numbers, we welcome also expressions of interest in attending as a participant, summarising interests in the seminar topic. // Please submit your abstract or expression of interest by email to info@psaap.com by October 5th 2018, 12:00 pm (CET). Email subject: AAB call for contributions. Announcement of acceptance by October 22nd 2018. MORE INFORMATION:

http://psaap.com/en/we-are-all-able-bodies-from-sensory-deprivation-to-sensory-augmentation-2/

We invite abstracts of up to 300 words outlining the intended contribution to the event, either in the format of an academic paper or performative demonstration. Due to limited numbers, we welcome also expressions of interest in attending as a participant, summarising interests in the seminar topic. // Please submit your abstract or expression of interest by email to info@psaap.com by October 5th 2018, 12:00 pm (CET). Email subject: AAB call for contributions. Announcement of acceptance by October 22nd 2018. MORE INFORMATION: http://psaap.com/en/we-are-all-able-bodies-from-sensory-deprivation-to-sensory-augmentation-2/

GOOD NEWS to begin September!!:

THE INTERNATIONAL AMBIANCES NETWORK based in France SELECTS our project “WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” to receive funding. Reserve your agenda November the 16th and 17th… in the following days we will inform you about the event and about how to participate. We will open the process to receive proposals. The event is directed by the PhD Architects Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, Carolina Vasilikou and Izabela Wieczorek and it is organised in a partnership between the Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture, San Pablo CEU University Madrid/Spain and the School

GOOD NEWS to begin September!!: THE INTERNATIONAL AMBIANCES NETWORK based in France SELECTS our project “WE ARE ALL ABLE BODIES: From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” to receive funding. Reserve your agenda November the 16th and 17th… in the following days we will inform you about the event and about how to participate. We will open the process to receive proposals. The event is directed by the PhD Architects Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, Carolina Vasilikou and Izabela Wieczorek and it is organised in a partnership between the Institute of Technology Faculty of Architecture, San Pablo CEU University Madrid/Spain and the School of Architecture, University of Reading/UK, with the support from the International Ambiances Network and the Title on Somatics for Architecture and Landscape (its students have already assured their participation in the event- register NOW!!! Ü ). MORE INFO SOON!!

And now that our holidays are ending… we remind you that REGISTRATIONS at the SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE course ARE OPEN!!! Do you want to research in architecture and landscape through your perception and your own organism? Join us in the course that will be developed at the FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE of the EPS Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid. We start September the 12th!! The program, based on somatic experience as a mean to learn and explore within architecture and landscape is focused in different modules, we mention here some of them: “Spatial navigation and components of movement”,

And now that our holidays are ending… we remind you that REGISTRATIONS at the SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE course ARE OPEN!!! Do you want to research in architecture and landscape through your perception and your own organism? Join us in the course that will be developed at the FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE of the EPS Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid. We start September the 12th!! The program, based on somatic experience as a mean to learn and explore within architecture and landscape is focused in different modules, we mention here some of them: “Spatial navigation and components of movement”, “Alive systems and biomechanics”, “Imagination” or the “Sensorial series” where we will deal with acoustic or “synesthetics” spaces, with tactile or atmospheric perceptions… more info in: http://psaap.com/en/somatics-for-architecture-and-landscape/

At the Platform of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape we just came back from Boston after teaching our communication and workshops… and full of new ideas we rest for a while… we want to wish you happy holidays and we hope to see you in September with the new projects and the new course about Somatics applied for Architecture and Landscape. See you all soon!

At the Platform of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape we just came back from Boston after teaching our communication and workshops… and full of new ideas we rest for a while… we want to wish you happy holidays and we hope to see you in September with the new projects and the new course about Somatics applied for Architecture and Landscape. See you all soon!

And… The Congress “Movement: Brain-Body-Cognition” in BOSTON is here!!!, Next week we will be at Harvard University presenting the oral communication “MOVEMENT AND COGNITION AT THE LABORATORY OF SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE” and doing the series of workshops that you already know… ours, about imagination. We have left for you in facebook the abstract of the presentation… but there, we will develop much more including antecedents of our approach like the pedagogical ideas of John Dewey or Donald Shön; or experiences like the ones by Buckminster Fuller in relation with “Teleology” or the ones within the Architectural “Anti-School” Global

And… The Congress “Movement: Brain-Body-Cognition” in BOSTON is here!!!, Next week we will be at Harvard University presenting the oral communication “MOVEMENT AND COGNITION AT THE LABORATORY OF SOMATICS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE” and doing the series of workshops that you already know… ours, about imagination. We have left for you in facebook the abstract of the presentation… but there, we will develop much more including antecedents of our approach like the pedagogical ideas of John Dewey or Donald Shön; or experiences like the ones by Buckminster Fuller in relation with “Teleology” or the ones within the Architectural “Anti-School” Global Tools, created by radical Italian architects which used to have one area dedicated to somatics and body. During the Congress we will enjoy debates, oral presentations and workshops… three days of immersion that for sure will open further lines of development for our Title in Somatics for Architecture and Landscape and for Platform PSAAP. The full paper will be published within the “Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics”… the territories of architecture reach physiological atmospheres…

Do you want to come to an OPEN CLASS where you can see how can be the classes of the course of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape that we will develop the next academic year? We will have one next Monday July the 9th within the event “THE BOSTON EXPERIENCE- A TRILOGY OF WORKSHOPS”. We share the event with Chus Jiménez and Jaime Polanco. It will be from 10:00 to 13:30 in Juan Alvarez Mendizabal 65, Madrid. The three workshops will be in English and they will be a rehearsal about the ones we will be developing in Harvard in

Do you want to come to an OPEN CLASS where you can see how can be the classes of the course of Somatics for Architecture and Landscape that we will develop the next academic year? We will have one next Monday July the 9th within the event “THE BOSTON EXPERIENCE- A TRILOGY OF WORKSHOPS”. We share the event with Chus Jiménez and Jaime Polanco. It will be from 10:00 to 13:30 in Juan Alvarez Mendizabal 65, Madrid. The three workshops will be in English and they will be a rehearsal about the ones we will be developing in Harvard in a few weeks. Our workshop within the event will be: “Alice in Wonderland: Motor Imagery and Movement in Conceptual and Theoretical Learning Processes” and it will be an immersion about IMAGINATION. But you can be interested also in Lateral Thinking, Magic and Somatics (J.P) or in medical research associated to movement (Ch.J). Everything conducted through small lectures and applied Feldenkrais lessons with summer atmosphere. We wait for you! You have only to make the inscription writing to galvez.eps@ceu.es

It is already available the catalogue of the SPANISH PAVILION of the VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE. You can also enjoy it on-line in the following link:

http://fundacion.arquia.es/es/ediciones/publicaciones/Colecciones/DetallePublicacion/148?coleccion=4

We invite you to see the section “TRANSDISCIPLINAR” where our work is included… you have till November to see the exhibition live… there in Venice!

It is already available the catalogue of the SPANISH PAVILION of the VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE. You can also enjoy it on-line in the following link: http://fundacion.arquia.es/es/ediciones/publicaciones/Colecciones/DetallePublicacion/148?coleccion=4 We invite you to see the section “TRANSDISCIPLINAR” where our work is included… you have till November to see the exhibition live… there in Venice!

We are recommended artist, since last week, in the C.O.C.A Art Prize network. With this stage, we open the possibility to be selected for the award that would allow us to implement our project POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE. The C.O.C.A (Center of Contemporary Artist) is a network of curators and collectors (The House of Collectors) that re-invent patronage in the XXI century… ARTTRIPS, and artists “ADOPTIONS”… in a new format… here we leave you our profile where you can see projects that we have shared with good and brilliant friends and colleagues like Edgardo Mercado, Sandro Rolla, Alejandra Salvador, Rocío

We are recommended artist, since last week, in the C.O.C.A Art Prize network. With this stage, we open the possibility to be selected for the award that would allow us to implement our project POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE. The C.O.C.A (Center of Contemporary Artist) is a network of curators and collectors (The House of Collectors) that re-invent patronage in the XXI century… ARTTRIPS, and artists “ADOPTIONS”… in a new format… here we leave you our profile where you can see projects that we have shared with good and brilliant friends and colleagues like Edgardo Mercado, Sandro Rolla, Alejandra Salvador, Rocío Santo-Tomás, Patricia Ramos or Felicita Forte in between others: https://www.cocaprize.art/Artist/ma-auxiliadora-galvez/ Here we go! Ü

The universitary studies in “Somatics applied for Architecture and Landscape” are born at the Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. We begin in September! And we have also the collaboration with the Feldenkrais Institute! If you are interested in a multidisciplinary approach to Architecture and Landscape, where you can study the relationships between body and space, neuroscience, perception and movement, imagination and the intertwining with Philosophy, Ecology or Biology… you will love these studies! Registration starts July the 17th.

More information writing at galvez.eps@ceu.es

The universitary studies in “Somatics applied for Architecture and Landscape” are born at the Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. We begin in September! And we have also the collaboration with the Feldenkrais Institute! If you are interested in a multidisciplinary approach to Architecture and Landscape, where you can study the relationships between body and space, neuroscience, perception and movement, imagination and the intertwining with Philosophy, Ecology or Biology… you will love these studies! Registration starts July the 17th. More information writing at galvez.eps@ceu.es

The double publication “CREATION/ REACTION” is already available!!!

These volumes collect the papers presented within ECLAS 2017 celebrated at Greenwich University in September. They contain the contribution “REVOLUTIONARY LANDSCAPES” by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez within the Session 12 “DEMOCRACY”… The first is the ABSTRACTS catalogue. The second is the complete volume “PROCEEDINGS”, a digital publication produced with the sponsor of the prestigious publisher Routledge. Thanks to Greenwich University and specially to Ed Wall and Tim Waterman!!

The double publication “CREATION/ REACTION” is already available!!! These volumes collect the papers presented within ECLAS 2017 celebrated at Greenwich University in September. They contain the contribution “REVOLUTIONARY LANDSCAPES” by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez within the Session 12 “DEMOCRACY”… The first is the ABSTRACTS catalogue. The second is the complete volume “PROCEEDINGS”, a digital publication produced with the sponsor of the prestigious publisher Routledge. Thanks to Greenwich University and specially to Ed Wall and Tim Waterman!!

B-E-C-O-M-I-N-G_ You can visit already the Spanish (Virtual) Pavilion of the 16ª Venice Architectural Biennale, where a special layout of our maps is exhibited. The maps are the graphic version of the PhD research “Active Matter: Dance as Experimental Field for Architecture of Phenomenological Roots” presented in 2012. And from May the 25th: we will be able to visit the maps within the physical pavilion at the “Arsenale di Venezia”… Do you find our maps?_  http://b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g.com/

 

B-E-C-O-M-I-N-G_ You can visit already the Spanish (Virtual) Pavilion of the 16ª Venice Architectural Biennale, where a special layout of our maps is exhibited. The maps are the graphic version of the PhD research “Active Matter: Dance as Experimental Field for Architecture of Phenomenological Roots” presented in 2012. And from May the 25th: we will be able to visit the maps within the physical pavilion at the “Arsenale di Venezia”… Do you find our maps?_  http://b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g.com/  

Yesterday, May the 25th the Spanish Pavilion of the 16ª Venice Architecture Biennale was opened. From now to November the 25th you can visit it and see physically our “Maps of Active Matter”, but also the rest of documents developed by a big number of colleagues and friends within the exhibition #BECOMING… visit the virtual pavilion: http://b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g.com/ !!!

Yesterday, May the 25th the Spanish Pavilion of the 16ª Venice Architecture Biennale was opened. From now to November the 25th you can visit it and see physically our “Maps of Active Matter”, but also the rest of documents developed by a big number of colleagues and friends within the exhibition #BECOMING… visit the virtual pavilion: http://b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g.com/ !!!

We launch the project “RADICAL IMAGINATION: TOOLS OF POLITIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH DESIGN” with the CHAPTER 1:

“5 MAPS- 5 THEORIES OF IMAGINATION”.

It is a collection of MAPS, architectural and landscape PROJECTS, and WRITINGS going deep in the role of imagination in order to renovate continuously our pre-conceptions and behaviours about society and environment, looking for an evolution in which each of us is able to understand the ecosystem, to respect it and to develop a more tuned society in relation with it. Relationships in between us and our environments and the politics of space involved within, are in continuous

We launch the project “RADICAL IMAGINATION: TOOLS OF POLITIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH DESIGN” with the CHAPTER 1: “5 MAPS- 5 THEORIES OF IMAGINATION”. It is a collection of MAPS, architectural and landscape PROJECTS, and WRITINGS going deep in the role of imagination in order to renovate continuously our pre-conceptions and behaviours about society and environment, looking for an evolution in which each of us is able to understand the ecosystem, to respect it and to develop a more tuned society in relation with it. Relationships in between us and our environments and the politics of space involved within, are in continuous (r)evolution in order to be re-invented following the adjustments required by our dynamic reality and people desires… taking into account tactics, processes along time, collective learning and the enlargement of the panorama of what is possible in between others. We understand imagination here, not as kind of fantasy in order to escape or to create a parallel reality better than this one, but as a cognitive tool and as the more powerful capability in order to think that our world can be different and we can act to achieve it. An environment in which individual capabilities and lines of development can find support in the collective project and vice versa… see more in: Radical imagination. Chapter 1      

In the next session of the Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape, “FLOATING RECTANGLE” will bring us to a sensorial, geometrical and atmospheric experience. We have only two classes left… and we want them special! … Wednesday May the 9th at 18:30… we will also include the first part of the monitoring final tests, in this case about “structural thinking”… all this are only some aspects of the POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE (registered trademark)… about this… we will talk to you very soon!

(Image> manipulation of: "Interno-esterno", collage, Ugo La Pietra, 1980./ "Interno-esterno", Installation at the Triennale di Milano, Ugo

In the next session of the Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape, “FLOATING RECTANGLE” will bring us to a sensorial, geometrical and atmospheric experience. We have only two classes left… and we want them special! … Wednesday May the 9th at 18:30… we will also include the first part of the monitoring final tests, in this case about “structural thinking”… all this are only some aspects of the POP-UP SOMATIC ARCHITECTURE (registered trademark)… about this… we will talk to you very soon! (Image> manipulation of: "Interno-esterno", collage, Ugo La Pietra, 1980./ "Interno-esterno", Installation at the Triennale di Milano, Ugo La Pietra 1979)

Double open workshop- just registration is needed- within the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” and with our international guest MALCOLM MANNING.

SENSING ATMOSPHERES- (April the 4th and 5th, 2018)
On the first evening (4th at 18:30), Malcolm will introduce some of his extra-somatic practices – extra-somatic in the sense that, while they share the somatic modality of being talked through and into an experience of self, the starting point is a different metaphor of the mind/body relationship: that the mind is a field the both suffuses in and beyond the material body and that the material body

Double open workshop- just registration is needed- within the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” and with our international guest MALCOLM MANNING. SENSING ATMOSPHERES- (April the 4th and 5th, 2018) On the first evening (4th at 18:30), Malcolm will introduce some of his extra-somatic practices – extra-somatic in the sense that, while they share the somatic modality of being talked through and into an experience of self, the starting point is a different metaphor of the mind/body relationship: that the mind is a field the both suffuses in and beyond the material body and that the material body is continuous with the vibrant matter of the world. What results is a state of being where the felt sense of the self is experienced as more diffuse and distributed. On the second day, in the morning (5th at 11:30) we’ll take this work out of the studio and into the world before gathering back to share our reflections on the experience. We wait for you!! (to participate or more info send an email to galvez.eps@ceu.es) - The workshop will be bilingual English-Spanish. It is the first time that Malcolm develops one of his workshops in Spain! Malcolm Manning is a somatic movement researcher, educator, mentor and artist. He offers his work as a resource for performing arts professionals in dance centres, for dance companies, at festivals, and on higher education programmes. He specialises in teaching the application of somatic approaches to contemporary dance practices. Currently teaches in both the Danish and Finnish national schools. He is certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method® and the Body And Earth work developed by Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose. He studied for two years at SNDO Amsterdam and has an MA in Dance Pedagogy. He also studied Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Movement Shiatsu, Body Mind Centering and experiential anatomy. His current interest is in how the once radical transformative impulse of somatic practices, lost to the hyper-individuality of neoliberal capitalism, might be recovered be reframing them in the light of panpsychic theories of consciousness. For more info visit: www.movetolearn.com    

INSCRIPTION BEFORE APRIL THE 15TH: We launch a SUMMER COURSE at UPM, and you cannot miss it! With guests like Jonathan Hill, Iñaki Ábalos, Kiel Moe, Javier Peña, Raoul Bunschoten, Klaus K. Loenhart, Izabela Wieczorek, Ana Mombiedro, Salvador Rueda, Carlos Vergara or Manuel Quirós (from Biomimicry Iberia)… with teachers like Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, Javier García-Germán, Manuel Collado and Diego García-Setién… and under the title:

“ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: SOMATICS, THERMODYNAMICS AND ENERGY for prototyping ecological architectonical objects”…

The course is coordinated by Diego García-Setién and Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, and it will be develop at E.T.S.A.M from June the 17th to July the

INSCRIPTION BEFORE APRIL THE 15TH: We launch a SUMMER COURSE at UPM, and you cannot miss it! With guests like Jonathan Hill, Iñaki Ábalos, Kiel Moe, Javier Peña, Raoul Bunschoten, Klaus K. Loenhart, Izabela Wieczorek, Ana Mombiedro, Salvador Rueda, Carlos Vergara or Manuel Quirós (from Biomimicry Iberia)… with teachers like Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, Javier García-Germán, Manuel Collado and Diego García-Setién… and under the title: “ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: SOMATICS, THERMODYNAMICS AND ENERGY for prototyping ecological architectonical objects”… The course is coordinated by Diego García-Setién and Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez, and it will be develop at E.T.S.A.M from June the 17th to July the 15th… We will be updating you in SOCIAL NETWORKS the next days…

March the 8th at COAM: presentation of the new stage of the Magazine of the College of Architects (Madrid) and the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” participates inside the section RADAR. We are really happy to see that our innovation in pedagogy of Architecture and Landscape is selected for this special first (nº0-MANIFESTO) of such a historical magazine. If you come (past, present and future collaborators, advisors and participants:-) we can share comments and celebration. Thanks to everybody once again to be part of this project!

March the 8th at COAM: presentation of the new stage of the Magazine of the College of Architects (Madrid) and the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” participates inside the section RADAR. We are really happy to see that our innovation in pedagogy of Architecture and Landscape is selected for this special first (nº0-MANIFESTO) of such a historical magazine. If you come (past, present and future collaborators, advisors and participants:-) we can share comments and celebration. Thanks to everybody once again to be part of this project!

On February the 9th Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez shared the final jury of the “Energy & Sustainability” module at the MCH with Almudena Ribot and Javier García-Germán. Within the Master in Collective Housing (MCH) we were able to discuss the work of the students that in only two weeks, developed an interesting collection of thermodynamical and design strategies. Thanks to all the participants!

On February the 9th Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez shared the final jury of the “Energy & Sustainability” module at the MCH with Almudena Ribot and Javier García-Germán. Within the Master in Collective Housing (MCH) we were able to discuss the work of the students that in only two weeks, developed an interesting collection of thermodynamical and design strategies. Thanks to all the participants!

We have already the OPEN WORKSHOPS that we will have in the following months within the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape”:
FEBRUARY the 14th: JAIME POLANCO (Biomechanical aspects)
MARCH the 7th: ANA MOMBIEDRO (Neuroscience and Architecture: eye- ear)
APRIL the 4th and 5th: MALCOLM MANNING (Double workshop indoor and outdoor in the landscape of the abandoned old munitions dump, Montegancedo)
APRIL the 25th: JAIME POLANCO comes back and with him we will “rehearse” the workshops that we will develop at HARVARD University this summer: [“Alice in Wonderland”: Motor Imagery and Movement in Conceptual and

We have already the OPEN WORKSHOPS that we will have in the following months within the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape”: FEBRUARY the 14th: JAIME POLANCO (Biomechanical aspects) MARCH the 7th: ANA MOMBIEDRO (Neuroscience and Architecture: eye- ear) APRIL the 4th and 5th: MALCOLM MANNING (Double workshop indoor and outdoor in the landscape of the abandoned old munitions dump, Montegancedo) APRIL the 25th: JAIME POLANCO comes back and with him we will “rehearse” the workshops that we will develop at HARVARD University this summer: [“Alice in Wonderland”: Motor Imagery and Movement in Conceptual and Theoretical Learning Processes] and [“Cognition under Examination: Illusionism, Lateral Thinking and Somatic”]. Write to us if you would like to come! (Image: Peter Salter. AA Files 22 Autumn 1991, 17)

January the 25th we were invited to participate in the “Doctorate Encounters” of the ETSAM. 80 researchers shared 3 working sessions. We shared the session “CITY AND ECOLOGY. URBAN DISCOURSES II”, coordinated by Juan Elvira, with Mauro Gil-Fournier. In the event, with a general thematic about collective imagery, participated Carlos Arroyo, Samuel García, Rodrigo Delso and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Soon, we will be able to enjoy a publication with a brief record of the debates. (Image: Architectural Probes. Diller+Scofidio.)

January the 25th we were invited to participate in the “Doctorate Encounters” of the ETSAM. 80 researchers shared 3 working sessions. We shared the session “CITY AND ECOLOGY. URBAN DISCOURSES II”, coordinated by Juan Elvira, with Mauro Gil-Fournier. In the event, with a general thematic about collective imagery, participated Carlos Arroyo, Samuel García, Rodrigo Delso and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Soon, we will be able to enjoy a publication with a brief record of the debates. (Image: Architectural Probes. Diller+Scofidio.)

We begin the year with DOUBLE good news AT HARVARD! > As you know (last post) the paper by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez “Movement and Cognition at the Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” was accepted some days ago at the “Movement and Cognition” International Conference of Harvard University, but now we confirm that within the WORKSHOPS section it will be develop the one prepared by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez and Jaime Polanco: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND: MOTOR IMAGERY AND MOVEMENT IN CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL LEARNING PROCESSES”… We begin the year with really optimistic atmosphere!... We will rehearse it in Madrid before leaving

We begin the year with DOUBLE good news AT HARVARD! > As you know (last post) the paper by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez “Movement and Cognition at the Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” was accepted some days ago at the “Movement and Cognition” International Conference of Harvard University, but now we confirm that within the WORKSHOPS section it will be develop the one prepared by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez and Jaime Polanco: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND: MOTOR IMAGERY AND MOVEMENT IN CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL LEARNING PROCESSES”… We begin the year with really optimistic atmosphere!... We will rehearse it in Madrid before leaving and YOU are invited to come! (Image: City Sun, Ivan Leonidov, 1940's-1950's)

And… this summer we will go not only to Boston but also to Venice! We will be at the 16ª VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE: the doctoral dissertation developed by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez “Active Matter: Dance as an Experimental Field for Architecture of Phenomenological Roots” will be part of the exhibition at the Spanish Pavilion, within the section “speeches”. The exhibition curated by Atxu Amann, brings together- under the title BECOMING- material produced in educational environments. Interesting and promising the big selection of works that will allow us to enjoy a transversal cut of these productions and learning experiences since 2012 till

And… this summer we will go not only to Boston but also to Venice! We will be at the 16ª VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE: the doctoral dissertation developed by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez “Active Matter: Dance as an Experimental Field for Architecture of Phenomenological Roots” will be part of the exhibition at the Spanish Pavilion, within the section “speeches”. The exhibition curated by Atxu Amann, brings together- under the title BECOMING- material produced in educational environments. Interesting and promising the big selection of works that will allow us to enjoy a transversal cut of these productions and learning experiences since 2012 till nowadays!

27-12.2017 MOVEMENTIS

We are so HAPPY! Harvard University has selected our abstract about the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” to be presented at the International Conference MOVEMENTIS > “MOVEMENT-BRAIN-BODY-COGNITION” that will be celebrated in Boston this summer. > www.movementis.com > It will be a wonderful occasion to learn! Thanks to all of you who participate or collaborate and in this way allow us to continue our study about “embodied cognition” in Architecture and Landscape.

(Image: Choreographer Anna Halprin and architect Walter Gropius at a costume ball. Circa 1942-44)

We are so HAPPY! Harvard University has selected our abstract about the “Laboratory of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape” to be presented at the International Conference MOVEMENTIS > “MOVEMENT-BRAIN-BODY-COGNITION” that will be celebrated in Boston this summer. > www.movementis.com > It will be a wonderful occasion to learn! Thanks to all of you who participate or collaborate and in this way allow us to continue our study about “embodied cognition” in Architecture and Landscape. (Image: Choreographer Anna Halprin and architect Walter Gropius at a costume ball. Circa 1942-44)