Conexiones improbables, second prize of N.I.C.E.
Award 2014 (Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe), organised by the European Centre for Creative Economy
in Dortmund (Germany).
What are creative pills? [3 min.]
Documentary about Conexiones improbables
by Spanish TV Channel TVE2, within its programme La aventura del saber
, with examples of collaboration between artists and organisations at Cruces Hospital
and Nekane Moda
[February 2014, 20 min.]
Successful collaborations between artists and organisations
i68 + Paola Tognazzi [3 min.]
Orbea + Cocreable [3 min.]
Lauaxeta Ikastola + Mikel Morlas [3 min.]
Fundación Anesvad + Carme Romero [4 min.]
Permanent. Call for organisations open for long/medium connections, and creative pills.
2015/04/15. 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, first methodology session, Irun Factory.
2015/05/08. Improbable Rendez-vous, EXIB Música, Alhondiga Bilbao.
2015/05/22. Presentation of Conexiones improbables within a Seminar about Basque Public Health System, Hospital de Cruces, Bilbao.
2015/05/27. Presentation of Conexiones improbables within a Seminar about Innovation in complex environments, Auzo Factory Matiko-Irazabal, Bilbao.
2015/06/11. 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, presentation of results.
Stimulating, vitalizing, inspiring...
A new report
by the WZB
(only availble in Spanish) analyzes the results of 76 improbable connections
and compares them with artistic interventions carried out in German companies. The results confirm previous findings: both project managers and workers find the connections stimulating, vitalizing, inspiring
, but also useful, surprising and fun
. Both emphasize that they bring new ways of seeing things
, and, at a personal level, fresh perspectives
. 100% of the workers that have participated in creative pills in Irun would recommend others to participate
in them; and 90.5% of project managers
would also recommend so (9.5% answered "maybe"). [Image: creative pill Maushaus + Garbi]
Cook in innovation for industries in Bidasoa region
Supported by Bidasoa Activa, a Cook in innovation Laboratory
and three maxi-creative pills
are activated for companies of the region of Bidasoa
. Cook in innovation is a space for experimentation and active participation created with Cocina de guerrilla that combines cuisine, arts and creativity
by creating recipes and shared reflections (date to be determined). Creative pills incorporate creativity in businesses through processes of co-creation with artists and creators
(July-October 2015). If you work in a company based in Bidasoa area and you are interested in participating, please send an email to email@example.com. [Image: improbable connection, Artepan]
Retails and artists in IrunLab
After the introductory session held on April 15
, 2015, the 10 IrunLab binomes have started their collaboration process ending on June 11
, 2015 with the presentation of results. The following retails and artists are participating: Cervecería Boulevard + Flou Flou
, Estudio Gover + Pink Gorillas
, Floristería Dana + TrucaRec
, Fotokop + Vicente Vázquez
, Juguetes Garbi +
, Pasitos (children's shoes) + Idoia Zabaleta
, Pinturas Muriel +
, Tejidos Marina + Ane San Miguel
, Uno más (dog grooming) + Anne Cécile Paredes
, Vinos y licores Alcanadre + Nerea
Sra. Polaroiska in Hernani
The artists collective Sra. Polaroiska
keeps on working with the New patrons based in Hernani
, a group of persons linked or related to the Hernani Council for equality. They will have to propose an artistic answer to the challenge defined by the group regarding gender questions in relation to street names.
group is led by the mediator Haizea Barcenilla, and is promoted by Tabakalera
and Artehazia. The project will finalize at the end of 2015. [Image: public meeting of the project in Hernani]
Call for companies now open
Do you want to experiment with the introduction of arts and culture into strategic and innovation processes?
Get in touch with us to know the details of the call open to companies and organisations
wanting to develop innovation projects in collaboration with artists and thinkers.
firstname.lastname@example.org / M: 673 608 790.