Project at ZK/U - Valentina Martinez Mariscal

Valentina Martinez Mariscal ( Mexico )

During her stay at the ZK/U, Valentina would like to engage with the other ZK/U fellows through organizing informal meetings and discussions around the link between their work as an artist and their impact in their community. With the help of the fellow residents, she would like to experiment with different creative community initiatives, such as a cooperative café, where residents teach their skill and obtain points for every hour of teaching, which they can use to buy coffee or any other goods at the café.
The product of this research will hopefully help the concepts of artivism, creative urbanism, and urban social innovation to gain greater visibility and interest outside of the architecture and urbanism academic circles and lead to new ways to address issues of trust and civic engagement in cities.