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Experimental, Educational

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2006 – 2007

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Education & Research

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Malaga
Spain

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Trenches

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
May 16th, 2018

Malaga Fine Arts Faculty Change this

Malaga, Spain
by Santiago Cirugeda Change this
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Cirugeda was invited by the new Malaga Dean of Fine Arts to design the building that would house the art classes themselves. The design was intended to reflect the school’s approach to teaching, which conceives of contemporary art as “something contaminated by other disciplines”. Ditching plans to locate the classrooms in the building’s basement, Cirugeda instead looked to create a structure on its roof. The project was made possible by the students’ enthusiastic mass-participation. They helped construct two trench classrooms and 600 sqm of conditioned floor but, more importantly, says Cirugeda, they created “an experience of self-management through which they take responsibility for enlivening these new spaces with uses that they find important during their stay at the university”.

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