Objectives and Methodology

The programme will be guided by a methodology that combines theory, practice, research and exploration, reflection and critical thinking. It is structured around five thematic modules, all connected to each other, which can be carried out all together, although it is also possible to enrol in each of them independently. In turn, each module will be deployed in two phases, with the following objectives:

Phase 1: Conference and seminars. Analyse and contextualise

Analyse, discuss and delve deeper into the key concepts of the different themes of each module, situate oneself in the social and cultural context and analyse forms of intervention in different contexts, working collaboratively in the creation of conceptual frameworks.

This phase begins with an inaugural conference, open to the general public, which will open up the framework for reflection, analysis and critical debate, led by a person who is specialised and recognised in the subject matter of each of the modules. Subsequently, those registered will have the opportunity to share an informal chat with the speaker and the programme’s teaching team.

Phase 2: Laboratory. Research and intervene

Develop research processes based on the exploration of new collaborative forms of creating knowledge, design of forms of social intervention and development of methodologies, techniques and cultural processes capable of actively influencing social transformations. This practical part will focus on the identification and mapping of situated practices of reparation and will connect the different concepts to the context and the immediate surroundings, also taking into account those practices that stand out in the international context. Thus, stemming from the conceptual frameworks and mapping of crisis repair practices, the Laboratory is a space where those involved can discuss and share new ways of doing things.


Upon completion of the programme, participants will have a better understanding of how to work from within the fields of culture and artistic practices as key elements for social transformation. The educational objectives of Contact Zone: Repairing Crises are:

  • To help participants develop professional skills and experience, from within the fields of art and culture, in the following areas:
    • Creation of critical research contexts
    • Development of alternative discourses to the dominant narratives
    • Social and institutional intervention
    • Definition and creation of new forms of institutionality, based on the revision of the relationships between the institution and communities
  • To explore the potentials of artistic practice and cultural production as mechanisms of intervention in social change.
  • It is developed through different work axes that, combining theory and practice, reflection and action, seek to develop critical research based on collective work processes.
  • The aim is to go beyond traditional forms of education in order to become a space for production, processes and the mapping of open itineraries.
  • The programme is based on the fact that interpreting and transforming are part of the same journey. It is an experimental pedagogy programme aimed at people from different backgrounds with an interest in the interrelationships between art and culture and other political and social fields.