AuzoLab / Hibrilaldiak DSS2016EU
To set up the Social Council of the Old Town.
Koldo Telleria holds a degree in Architecture and a diploma in Urban Planning, as well as a Master in Anthropology. He currently teaches at UPV’s School of Architecture. He was the founder of Hiria Kolektiboa and has designed, directed and carried out a series of public participation processes in various contexts in the Basque Country, in addition to cooperative work in the Sahara, Mozambique and Pakistan. He is currently working on and conducting research into the field of urban and regional planning in collaboration with the population at large.
Koldo Telleria’s proposal refers to dissent. Neighbourhood dissent as a meeting point, as a commitment to understanding each other and coming together in daily life. The aim was to build a context in which community could be create from viewpoints, life stories, experiences, needs, desires, loves and hates. He would attempt to see how the neighbourhood can be organised to improve its future among different people based on complexity and a systemic perspective.
The starting point for the people undertaking this project was a knowledge of the complexity of the old quarter of San Sebastián, motivated by its layout but also by the diversity of the people in the neighbourhood. They therefore opened up the process to the various groups currently in this zone in order to seek cooperation and cohesion in the organisation.
This resulted in the establishment of a road map that includes a commitment to open the group up to the 23 groups that have been identified in the old quarter and to hold a minimum of two annual meetings with them. Some guidelines were also established to set up the group, establishing various lines of work and issues and identifying the desires and fears they have for the future.