IPC | Fourth Gathering - Transform the city from the classroom

  • Location:
    Miguel José Sanz School, Baruta – Caracas Venezuela
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  • Client:
    United States Venezuelan Affairs Unit
  • Team:
    Enlace Foundation and Ciudad Laboratorio
  • Photography:
    Enlace Foundation
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April 25, 2019
Integration process Caracas / IPC

Thursday, April 25, "Transforming the City through the Classroom" one of the gatherings of the “Art Pedagogy and the City” series was held for teachers and pedagogues from various institutions and education levels, both from inside and outside the La Palomera community. The focus of the conversation was to talk about what acknowledgement means. It started as a walking tour from Plaza Bolívar in Baruta and ended in the Miguel José Sanz School with a workshop to design a classroom project on urban integration. Cheo Carvajal, director of Ciudad Laboratory, paused at various points along the walk to point out spatial differences used to back a discourse of separation and difference.

In the Miguel José Sanz School, a workshop was held that began with various reflections on the nature of the city´s segregation, and a brainstorming session to design a pedagogical project centered on the motto "the barrio is city". It began with an activity led by Dora Peña to break the ice and integrate the group. A video sent by Verónica Mansilla de Trecediecinueve with a pedagogical kit for the children to identify obstacles in the streets and sidewalks was also shared. The attendees were then divided into four working groups, including the organizers, to reflect on issues such as accessibility, the pedestrian nature of walkways, solid waste management, segregation and acknowledgement in the city. At the end, each group shared their ideas and exchanged opinions.

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