Madrid, Spain, 2016
Retroactive focuses on the retrospective view of Architecture in both the city of Madrid and the organization itself as a starting point to understand and activate the future of this century’s architects. It is a view to the past that allows us to face the future vigorously, renewing the existing architectural value whilst broadening its opportunities. The presentation counts on a video that features four spaces with great architectural and cultural value with strong precedents and whose use has been reactivated, such as Reina Sofía museum, El Matadero, Conde Duque and the MediaLab-Prado. The result is a wink to the ghosts that lie between the walls of such dramatic buildings, that also became the location for the assembly's activities.
INCM Madrid 2016 welcomed 200 students of Architecture from all Europe during 10 days in the Spanish capital offering the participants lectures, discussions and cultural activities in relation to the RetroActive theme. This INCM organizers embraced the challenge of creating an ephemeral habitat that hosted our guests at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). The site emerged among students, professors and professionals, which made an idyllic atmosphere to carry out an architectural research project. The habitat consists of a torus-shaped large inflatable tent that became home to all the students during the event, creating an unique atmosphere within an innovative project that features fabric and air only. A temporary space of magical and spatial qualities that was presented to the public for the first time the 30th of September 2016.
Pictures by Alexandra Kononchenko
INCM RETROACTIVE 016 Bidding Video Madrid, Spain.
A Nuberu Bagu production. Directed by Victor Villavicencio, Cinematographer: Jorge Rojas Art, Director: Álvaro Pérez, Editor: Paula Martín Ferro, Colorist: Rigel Pomares Amaré, Music by Fernando Escudero.
THE INSIGHTS Documentary - INCM Madrid 2016 Final report. Filmed by: Alexandra Kononchenko (The Introduction Video) & Miguel Ángel Maure Blesa (The Documentary).