The Laboratory of Art and Thought is an education and research programme that aims to become a platform for ideas and a space for critical thinking in which to explore the potential of artistic practice and cultural production as mechanisms of intervention in social change.
It seeks to bring together people who are interested in the interrelations between art and culture and other political and social spheres, people from the fields of the humanities, artistic practice, public policy, cultural production or management, activists and people linked to social movements or who are committed to social change and want to get involved in reflection, research and action projects in a collective work context.
The LAP understands artistic practice as a territory of confluence between diverse knowledge, accounts, disciplines and political or social interventions. In accordance with the so-called “pedagogical turn” that contemporary art and contemporary art museums around the world have experienced in recent decades, the LAP is born of a conception of the institution as a space for critical, educational and social experimentation, and aims to establish itself as a laboratory of artistic and cultural ideas at the current epicentre of contemporary crises, innovations and flows.
With a vocation for permanent activity, although also as a space undergoing constant revision and exploration, intensely related to the contemporary cultural, social and political context as well as to an institution’s need to constantly rethink itself, the LAP will be developed according to different lines of reflection and research.
An art and thought mechanism that was ultimately established with the aim of developing a project that connects the institution/museum with the debating, production and dissemination of contemporary thought. It is an experimental and interdisciplinary education project that understands education and the exchange of knowledge as essential elements for social transformation.
Direction: Imma Prieto
Contents: Imma Prieto and Berta Sureda
Methodology and management: Eva Cifre and Berta Sureda
Coordination: Eva Cifre and Pilar Rubí