A camp is a settlement with certain characteristics. A terrain. A specific and delimited space. A geographic space, regularly peripheric or situated in a non-place. Far from cities. A camp is a habitable space that appeals to the minimal necessities for survival of a determined group of people. A camp, a space of tents, shelters, pavilions (It too can be only one.) it’s generally temporary, mobile, nomad and itinerant. It’s about flexible and adaptable structures in a continuous state of transformation.
The campsite and a housing structure, as a model of habitational organization, under a state of precarious conditions or not. A system underlying of diverse situations of man (and consequent of this, to his history and his political, economic and social context). This implies both displacement and congregation ant the same time.
“In the future, green tents will have to be raised in every place throughout the planet. They will be the incubators of a new society.” Declared Joseph Beuys in 1980. He installed the green tent (Das Grüne Zelt) in the city of Düsseldorf. At the Gustaf- Grüngens square near Alvar Alto’s building. This construction functioned as a real and ideal reference point. To meet and organize. There, many ecological, political and social ideas were devised. They derived the ideological structure for the German green party: Party of which Beuys would be member, and even though short lived a candidate for parliament.
Plural Nodo Cultural, for it’s 2019 programming. Proposes CAMPAMENTO as a research, proactive and curatorial line. We pose a reference point, ideal or real, for encounter and organization: a refuge. A space built from dialogue, critical thinking, debate and reflection. We find this idea of CAMPAMENTO, in the pretext to show how a space that shelters ideas, bodies and minds. Of dynamic character, that can be both formative and ludic. We want to promote team work with diverse communities as well as we wish to value individual initiatives.
In Plural, we want to reflect on the role of the camp in contemporaneity: immigration, displacement, war, resistance, ecology and science.