AntartikaLab 2020. AuzoLabs
Eutsi is a micro-cooperative company of associated social initiative work and is located in the Navarran Pyrenees. It works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly, children and young people as well as on the issue of rural depopulation.
Eutsi aims to work on the challenge of continuing to rethink and redefine the goal that gives meaning to the organisation: ageing in the towns and villages of the Eastern Pyrenees of Navarra, through initiatives that promote healthy living habits and intergenerational relations. The AuzoLab would therefore be a space for inner reflection.
Marc Badal Pijoan works as an agroecological researcher and promoter and is the Improbable Collaborator of Eutsi Pirineo. He has published a number of books and articles related to rural culture and history, the food system and the agroindustrial model. He set up Kanpoko bulegoa, a think tank of applied thought about territory and rural issues, together with Anne Ibáñez Guridi in 2016.
Artist training: Antonio Chuaqui.
Alongside people who are members of or work in Eutsi Pirineo, those who will work in the AuzoLabs include an Otsagabia doctor, a nurse from the nursing home, the director and a teacher from Otsagabia public school, people who use Eutsi’s services and their families and the president of the Retired People’s Association of Valle de Salazar-Almiradío de Navascúes. Marc Badal is proposing to invigorate and facilitate a process of collective reflection in order to outline possible future paths to make a qualitative leap towards a more comprehensive perspective with regard to rural development and community revitalisation.