Contact Zone 2023: Repairing Crises“, the second edition of the LAP, will continue the work carried out in 2022 by developing an active and flexible platform that aims to connect artistic and cultural practices to contemporary thought, as well as contribute to the possibilities of intervention in processes of social transformation. And it will do so, again and essentially, through collective work and shared experiences, in order to explore possible ways of repairing crises.

“Contact Zone” looks to continue thinking about concepts that directly affect us, such as the role of democratic institutions, borders and migrations, feminisms, socio-environmental crises, global precariousness and inequality, as bases for reflecting on the complexities of our current time. In this context, it proposes an approach based on the participation of experts who have reflected deeply on these conflicts and, through a collaborative process, give way to intervention itineraries and strategic rethinking in the face of the crises we have been confronting for decades.

This year, “Contact Zone: Repairing Crises” will focus on the possible practices for repairing these crises, and in this way become a space in which to imagine possible futures, experiment with new manners of working from within and with institutions, seek ways of having an impact on the necessary socio-environmental, feminist and anti-racist transition, to fight against emotional, social and job-based precariousness and, ultimately, against the continuous loss of civil, cultural, social, political and economic rights.

Es Baluard Museu continues to propose, through LAP#2, a programme developed around five thematic axes that are intertwined with each other to form a cartography that interrelates the whole of the museum’s activity: New institutionality, Ecologisms, Jobs, Feminisms and Borders. Five central concepts that, from different perspectives, will approach some of the great challenges of our society: social inequality, respect for human rights, climate change, global precariousness and impoverishment, displacement and borders, and the need to rethink institutional structures in order to respond to these challenges.

The programme oscillates between theory and practice, between reflection and research, between debate and action, in order to explore, analyse and discuss about the projects, actions, policies and initiatives that can contribute to repairing the effects of the multiple crises that greatly condition our lives.