Our preferred method of learning is based on contrasting —from an artistic, historic or literary perspective— the history and visual stories of a place through the experience of crossing it. It is possible, and necessary, to walk, think, feel the narrated settings and enjoy them; to engage in learning as something permanent and mobile.
Outings with groups, schools, academies or institutions are
an opportunity to engage in dialogue while we pass through and reinterpret the spaces we visit. We invite you to read the testimony of some of the students who’ve taken part in our routes: Natalie, Laia and Miquel.
In these outings, we use different ways of traversing the city and we transform the experience of walking into a form of learning—
an educational experience that takes place outside the classroom.
Objectives: walk around, getting to know, enquiring,
recognizing, (re)visiting, connecting.
Ruta de autor aims to walk through cities with the necessary curiosity to establish new relations, encourage ways of traversing that are different to those that are officially imposed, recontextualize spaces and reveal literary, economic, social, architectural and emotional urban narratives.
When we create a route around a specific exhibition or congress, we aim to take the limelight away from the exhibition or conference room in order to bring the debate to the streets because we understand the city as a dynamic space in which perception and discovery is constantly being stoked and stimulated.
Decolonial Barcelona and Mestizo Madrid is just an example of the routes
we’ve created with this criteria: the topics which interest us within the spaces
of museums or institutions acquire a new meaning if we roam and question
in situ the settings in which these themes are inscribed.
Creating a route is an action, and its development involves various phases.
The workshops we run offer the opportunity to rethink spaces collectively and show each of the stages that Ruta de autor goes through to create a route.
As well as workshops on how to create your own route, we also offer
workshops for the production of cultural, artistic, patrimonial
and gastronomic contents, among others.
The Homesession workshop and the hallacas route are examples of these dual aspects. In the former, we talk about what creating a route involves regarding conceptualizing themes, investigating the terrain, interdisciplinary archival work, the plotting of a route, the incorporation of different media and the execution of the route itself. In the latter, we go over the origins of a traditional Venezuelan dish, prepare it, and then eat it with the objective of reflecting on colonial presence and hybridization in Latin America through food.