The Local Government launches Gipuzkoa Coopera with six prestigious entities from the region to “turn Gipuzkoa into an exemplar of international collaboration”
Tabakalera will run the “gaceta mural” (mural gazette) project in Morocco, a mural comprising graphic and creative pieces from Gipuzkoan and Moroccan artists.
Denis Itxaso, Culture and Cooperation Councillor, today unveiled the Gipuzkoa Coopera initiative in which six prestigious Gipuzkoan institutions from the world of art, culture, science, sport and gastronomy — such as Karlos Argiñano’s hospitality school Escuela de Hostelería Aiala, Kukai Dantza Taldea, Tabakalera, PHYSICS CENTER, Real Sociedad Fundazioa and Zinemaldia — will each take forward a collaborative project. The press conference involved Eva Argiñano, Jon Maya, Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, Jokin Aperribay, José Luis Rebordinos and Javier Aizpuru, as well as Collaboration Director Fernando San Martin.
Gipuzkoa Coopera is part of the Local Government’s aim to transfer responsibility to Gipuzkoan society along with the possibility of working jointly on collaboration and development, starting with institutions and entities which are leaders in Gipuzkoa and which have yet to work in these areas. It also comes at a time when the UN has overhauled collaboration policy and recommends that member states take forward actions that increase collaboration beyond NGOs, so that the whole of civil society can participate in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Tabakalera will run the “gaceta mural” (mural gazette) project in Morocco
This project from Tabakalera aims to build a mural comprising graphic and creative pieces from Gipuzkoan and Moroccan artists, as well as pieces written in the first person and created in collaboration with agents from both contexts.
The project also includes plans to display the “gaceta mural” in various public spaces in Casablanca (Salah Malouli) and San Sebastián (Tabakalera), thus enabling a reflection on the use of public space, the possibilities for artistic expression in such spaces and the debate generated as a result.
The aim is for the work to be experienced by as many people as possible, and it will therefore be published in various digital formats and disseminated through social networks.
This project aspires to develop cultural and artistic cooperation as a unifying element that demonstrates diversity, and as a multicultural artistic expression of the issues shared by a whole yet diverse community.
The Local Government has a budget of 20,000 euros for the project.
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