La trastienda

Víctor Viña, Chris Sugrue, Jordi Canudas, Jacobo Alonso de Lucas, Roberto Feo & Rosario Hurtado (El último grito), blablabLAB, Clara Boj & Diego Díaz

31 August 2012

An experimental research platform in the field of national design curated by El Último Grito

During this year 2012 LABoral will develop La trastienda [Back Shop] -a R&D&I project organised by El Último Grito- which will be run as an experimental research platform in the field of national design around questions such as what will be the object of the future and what will its relationship with the Internet be like.

La trastienda is a new concept of a shop-workshop which conceives of design practice and the production of objects as an open and ongoing research process. The collection of objects produced by La trastienda has been designed to be the results from collaborative work by different multidisciplinary work groups, made up of designers, artists and developers who explore and reflect on the potential of online objects.

La trastienda will include seminars, workshops, SummerLAB and web platform, which will host all the audiovisual material generated throughout the project and used for educational, promotional and research purposes.

Similarly, this year’s edition of SummerLAB has been thought up as a meeting between designers and Fablabs who will investigate new alternatives in object production and distribution in design.The objects designed as a result of this research project will be produced at LABoral’s fabLAB as an “objects/transactions collection”. A catalogue/publication documenting the entire process will also be accessible on a web platform,

This initiative is supported by the collaboration of La Casa Encendida –an educational, promotional and dissemination centre of contemporary culture, dependent on Caja Madrid Social Work- and the support of the Ministry of Culture.

The first working group is leaded by Víctor Viña, with the participation of blablabLAB, Clara Boj and Diego Díaz, Jacobo Alonso de Lucas, Jordi Canudas, Joe Pipal and Chris Sugrue.

A project by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

In collaboration with

casa encendida

Activity funded by the Ministry of Culture