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.]
More information available here
about public presentations.
Permanent. Call for organisations open for long/medium connections, and creative pills.
2015/05/22. Presentation of Conexiones improbables within a Seminar about Basque Public Health System, Hospital de Cruces, Bilbao.
2015/06/11. 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, presentation of results.
2015/07/19. Deadline to apply to Hibrilaldia Call.
2015/07/26. Deadline to apply to the New Patrons Call.
2015/09/22. Conexiones improbables in the jury of NICE award, Essen, Germany.
2015/09/29. Hibrilaldiak, first methodology session, San Sebastián.
Supported by Bidasoa Activa, three Maxi-creative Pills
are activated in industrial companies of the region of Bidasoa
to incorporate creativity in businesses through processes of co-creation with artists and creators
(July-November 2015). The binomes are Alcad
+ Mikel Morlas
and Iturria Industrial
Industry IrunLab is a program promoted by the City Council of Irun through Bidasoa activa and co-inanced by the Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa. [Image: memes picked up by Mikel Morlas].
Hibrilaldiak within San Sebastian 2016
within San Sebastián 2016 is now closed. It was addressed to groups of citizens
interested in activating a process of reflection and co-creation with the help of a "different"
- in most cases, an artist - based on a need expressed by the group
. We will publish the names of the groups and of their "diferent" in September 2015. More information here: http://hibrilaldiak.dss2016.eu [Image: AuzoLab Amarabai + Mikel Morlas, collective mapping]
New Patrons projects
A public Call for Patrons
that was launched by Artehazia is now closed.
The two selected groups
will participate in the creation of an art project
, together with a mediator and an artist, to respond jointly to the challenge that has been raised
. We will publish the name of the two groups at the end of October 2015. [Imagen: group of patrons, Hernani]
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]
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.
email@example.com / M: 673 608 790.