The Chimpúm, affectionately named, is one of the first constructions in La Carpa. It started from the main need of provide shade in the hot site donated by the city council of Seville.
The main material - the wood – is from an exhibition held at the Matadero in Madrid, by artist Jorge Perianes. Once his works were removed, it appeared in the form of hundreds of abandoned profiles in the back of the art centre, becoming the object of interest for some local collectives/associations.
The design of this project was limited by the amount of wood that we could bring on a trip back from Benicassim, where we had the company of friends from La Fabrika-detodolavida.
The construction was started with a concrete base where plastic formworks were used for forming, also used in other projects such as precast concrete elements with cork for the project made with Todo por la Praxis in the Training Center
of the Cañada Real.
The roof also sorted by reusing material that came from the first Aula Abierta in Granada
as anchor plates for pillars. The screws and the paint finish the work which, as in other projects, can be done by a lot of management and different complicities, allowing make a construction with insufficient funds (about 300 euros spent on screws and varnishes) that it would be thirteen times more.
Evaluation and Protocols
The same data network that we put together to reuse materials from several buildings and spaces, turned into a human network. The construction of the Chimpúm, that lasted two weeks, was done with friends from El Gatoconmoscas, La Jarapa, Conceptuarte, etc. This showed that the space of La Carpa would generate several collaborations and an incredible network action.
The volunteers that showed, as groups or as individuals, began to join up a process that had become in one of the most productive to Recetas Urbanas. An action that lasted one year and a half, and in which were self-built some buildings and infrastructure to create the Artistic Space.
In addition to this, has been a learning process of large scale carpentry. An important tool for La Carpa
general project, because it allows us to get as reward, a shelter that gives several benefits to the general space such as shade and protection to the rain on a part of the overall area, as well as, it an instrument that cheered up the participants streghtening their collaborative spirit for other construction or general activitites that can come up. The participants will feel more comfortable to ask for assistance from Recetas Urbanas or to take part in other projects or political hassles.
Budgets and Resources
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Project Data Sheet