2009-2010. Josep-María Martín. A DIGESTIVE HOUSE FOR LAVAPIÉS (2009.05 / project review / technical data)


September 2008
- Presentation of draft of A Digestive House for the neighbourhood of Lavapiés, Madrid Abierto 2009-2010.

November 2008
- Selection of draft of A Digestive House in a immigrant home of Lavapiés for Madrid Abierto 2009-2010

February 2009
- Presentation sessions of Madrid Abierto 2009-2010, Casa Encendida, Madrid

March and April of 2009
- Suggest as coordinator of the Project and main interlocutor in the neighbourhood.
- Investigate and organize the immersion in the neighbourhood through social mediators.
- Identify and suggest a video director to record and edit a documentary about the project.
- Open a participation process by carrying out interviews with specialists, professionals and social agents interested and involved in reflecting on the process of digestion, memory and habitat.

Interviewed agents
o Belinda Muñoz, Delicatessen store.
o Esteban Ibarra, Association against intolerance.
o Ramón Maria Masat “Momo”, Production Assistant.
o Máximo Murat, Lutier Italian.
o Chen Pen Shengli, Vice President of the Asociación de Chinos of Spain.
o Jacobo Rivero Rodríguez, Neighbourhood Leader.
o Rafael Ángel Palacios Soto, retired.
o David N. Luhn, Architecture Critic.
o Iris Rossi, Dominican, president of the AMOR Association and advisor of the Ambassador of Dominican Republic in Spain.
o Carmelo Arcal, Professor in Social Anthropology, UCM
o Manuel Maria de Bariluz, president of the neighbour association “la Corrala”,
o José Roncero Siles “Pepe”, squatter and cultural agitator.
o Ignacio Angulo, architect/artist.
o Abdel Khalak El Kamoun, Imam in the Lavapiés mosque.
o Enrique Predero, urban developer.
o Chema Palas, movie director.
o Juan Carlos Sotinos, Ecuadorean, resident in immigrant apartment 1.
o M. Antonia Fernández López, Spanish, resident in immigrant apartment 1.
o Shahjamal Ahmed, Vice President Association Bangladesh.
o Victor Defarges Pons, Doctor specialized in digestion, Hospital Ramón y Cajal.
o D. Emilio, parish priest of the San Lorenzo church of Lavapiés.
o Manuel Jiménez, doctor, from Lavapiés.
o Silvia Robles, social worker.
o Paloma García, lawyer for immigrant women.
o Uriel Fogué, architect.
o Bamba, senegalés, resident in immigrant apartment 2.
o Juan Ramos Cejudo, psychologist.
o Galo Endara, Ecuadorean artist and creative Minority.
o José Santamaria, director of Minority.

May 2009
Research and meditate on the importance of the habitat to help people “digest memory”.
Order the collected information on the subject.
Conceptualize the architectural project for the apartment.

June 2009
Present, propose and discuss process with project’s interlocutors and immigrants in the apartment.

June/September 2009
Carry out the modified executive project, incorporating and enriching the initial proposal of A Digestive House in an Apartment for Immigrants in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés.
Edit the documentary video.

October 2009
Formalize the necessary administrative issues to be able to carry out the project.
Edit a 60’ documentary video in mono-channel format for its public exhibition.

December/January 2009-January 2010
Build a prototype.
Edit documentary video.

February 2010
Spread the project.
Exhibit the project.
Present the documentary in a cinema within near proximity to the Paseo de Recoletos axis (Circulo de Bellas Artes, Casa Encendida, Casa de America).
Website about the project.
-Presentation in the neighbourhood.

(project review May 2009)