G3_ Joaquín Alvado (Taller Vertical Inglés)


A series of exercises that stars with intensive workshops and their results to be developed afterwards.


5th-8th FEB


Workshop directed by Samuel Silva, artist and professor of Fine Arts at University of Porto.


Working at work is born of a split: do not look for a time away from work to work, but find the true work within the work. A kind of divergent practice and insurrect on the more or less routine tasks that occupy us daily. If we want, an office of resistance or an attempt to survive a thought and a creative practice derived from the existence of an atelier and free from a sacred idleness.

Thus, I have been collecting, in recent years, “sudden encounters” that are materialized in photographs meticulously stored in a digital file on my iphone.

All images seem to be about similar subjects: interim instants, involuntary situations, traces of actions, highly precise gadgets, transient constructions, temporary rebellious gestures, or ironic journeys.

They are, therefore, sick of something common and perhaps this is why I am fascinated:

the tension generated by the misfortune or instability.


5th+8th MARCH


SWAIP /Social inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and Interdisciplinary Practices


Alicante School of Architecture +

International Collaborators: Iceland University of the Arts, University of Porto, University of Hertfordshire, Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, and Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC), Académies de Musique et Musikhochschule.

Collaborators in Murcia: Hospital Dementia Unit + Museum of Arts


The Venice Biennale celebrated in 2014 was titled Elements of Architecture.

Directed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, it looked under a microscope at the fundamentals of our buildings, used anywhere, anytime: the floor, the wall, the ceiling, the roof, the door, the window, the façade, the balcony, the corridor, the fireplace, the toilet, the stair, the escalator, the elevator, the ramp. The exhibition was a selection of the most revealing, surprising, and unknown moments, Elements of Architecture, that reconstructs the global history of each element. It brought together ancient, past and current versions of the elements in rooms that are each dedicated to a single element.


Our aim now, at Alicante’s Workshop, is to update Elements of Architecture by adding some pages to the collection. We do believe that, for example, a contemporary door is not only useful to close spaces but also to collect memories… Guided by experts, we will spend a week working in organized multidisciplinary groups proposing the new conditions that our elements should acquire, and designing them.


7th MAY


Lecture by Albert Faus, his engaged architecture in Burkina Faso.

The weeks before we will work on projects to be done with clay, and organized a competition with them, selecting a winner with Albert (first prize 300€).