La Castellana / Concha Acústica
Barrio Pajaritos, Chacao
Ephemeral intervention that seeks to reprogram public space, transforming places into libraries built without walls. It was developed in Venezuelan cities to enhance civic and democratic self-organized structures. While the government was giving free food as a mechanism of control, this project was providing free books as a form of emancipation; fighting against the lack of resources and the crisis of public Universities. Thousands of books are available on the floor that people can take freely. It is a work that changes with the action of the viewer and is transformed according to its disappearance.
The first work of the series arose at the Central University of Venezuela as a manifestation in the National Strike of State Universities (2013). Its purpose was to reveal the value of the Academy, taking its knowledge production to the public space. It was a gesture that sought to incorporate civil society into the university conflict, to add more people to the struggle for the vindication of the conditions of the Venezuelan Universities.
This project has been installed in: Plaza Cubierta CUC, UCV (2013); Plaza de la Castellana, Chacao (2013); Concha acústica de Bello Monte, Baruta(2013); Sala Mendoza with the participation of Vasco Szinetar (2013); Barrio Pajaritos, Chacao (2016).