This last two days I participated in two Art Fairs at Santiago: FIIS and #100en1día.
The first of both was FIIS. FIIS is an international festival completely dedicated to show the social innovation, organized by a local
crazy great people who dreams with a better world. They had really wonderful speakers and the festival ends with a great music festival in the Bicentennial Park of Vitacura. The main ideas that I take from the festival was:
- I learn about the
realcommon people like us can change their environment and their communities with the help of the art, design, music and social innovation.
- The radical collaboration is a really good method to promote “thinking outside the box” and shake our prejudices.
- Social Innovation could solve many problems of communities, especially in those who exist a serious problem of poverty and scarcity of inversion. The collaboration between the market forces and the social needs could be – finally – solved with the promotion of creative economy.
The second one was the urban intervention festival called #100en1Día (#100in1Day) at Santiago. It consists of 100 urban interventions on different types of media: visual arts, design, workshops, sculpture, recycling, dance, etc. Everyone could create, participate and collaborate with the experience. I participated in two of them: Kiss Route and Human Rights (photo above). What I learned from both experiences?
- Everyone can contribute with the improvement of public spaces, specially with art interventions. The festival a complete success, and I think it was for the hungry of the people and communities for recuperate the public spaces.
- Urban interventions could be more accessible for everyone in the city, it is a cheap and quickly method from creating remarkable experiences in pedestrians.
- This brief art experiences creates a pause in the daily routine of public space users (pedestrians, bikers, tourists, city workers, etc.), even also gives an approach to new arts and media that the common or poor people haven’t been access in the traditional ways that arts are managed: galleries, museums and universities.
- Next year, I will participate in both festivals… I am very excited about create some urban intervention about landscape, art and identity.