Grigri Pixel is a program of residencies, meetings and workshops devoted to the creation of magical objects in urban spaces based on collaborative practices and digital manufacturing strategies from the African continent.
The aim of the Grigri Pixel is to reconnect experiences related to city-building in Africa and Europe in order to formulate common questions able to showcase synergies, points of intersection and differences in regard to practices and processes of care and maintenance in public spaces in those territories.
It is an initiative that operates by generating alliances with local spaces and communities in participating cities for the purpose of organising experimental workshops for collective construction of public copyright street furniture elements.
After the initial phase in February-March 2016 at Medialab Prado, the experience continued in Dakar during the fifth edition of the Afropixel Festival, and it will carry on in Casablanca (Morocco) in July 2017.
The second edition of Grigri Pixel will be held in October 2017 at Medialab Prado (Madrid), with a production workshop organised in collaboration with Citizens’ Labs from the district’s Municipal Boards, in addition to other activities in the city’s cultural spaces. The initiative was also invited in Barcelona in November 2017, where a production workshop will be organised in collaboration with HANGAR and La Taula Eix Pere IV, entities which are located in the Poble Nou neighbourhood. In 2018 the project is scheduled to continue in Bamako (Mali) and Lomé (Togo).
Grigri Pixel es un proyecto de Medialab-Prado y Hangar.
En colaboración con ETSII (UPM) y BAU (UVIC).