Towards an agropolitan citizenship

27th march – 31th august 2021

Its objective is to strengthen the links between the rural and urban areas of the council of Gijón through a series of artistic, landscape and experiential actions in the surroundings of the villages of Trubia and Veranes. The project mixes pedagogy, artistic practice and traditional rural knowledge with ways of doing and collaborating, from contemporary creation.

The objective is to create community and transversal learning experiences that favor affective and intellectual ties between the local community and the territory. Among all participants, we propose a rereading of peasant knowledge, highlighting its transformative potential, for a more participatory, eco-responsible and inclusive city model. To do this, we involve the people who possess this knowledge, putting them in relation with urban dwellers through experimental artistic actions.

Towards an agropolitan citizenship is a project by Virginia López, born as a continuation and extension of the last edition of “Landscape Inhabitants 2019: Inland, towards the sky” project focused on the exploration and resementization of hórreos and paneras in the environment of Cenero, which the artist has developed in collaboration with the museum Villa Romana de Veranes.

Since 2014 Virginia López has been in charge of PACA_Proyectos Artísticos Casa Antonino, a space for artistic creation with international residency programs oriented to community and place.

Keeping its community spirit, the project is possible thanks to the collaboration of: Daniel Franco, Fernando Oyágüez, Lorena Lozano, Grigri Projects,

El Muséu del Pueblu d’Asturies, Asociación de Vecinos de Cenero “Los 16″, Cristina Cantero, Galiana, Juan Barbé (Paperlan) and Massimo Baldini (Tintúra).

The current proposal is part of a line of work of LABoral Centro de Arte entitled Reset Rural, which aims to contribute to the collective creation of new collaborative dynamics between cultivation and culture, between the countryside and the city, in line with the objectives of Agenda 2030.



Presentation of the project. Collective sowing and pricking: Saturday 27th at 12 noon at PACA_Proyectos Artísticos Casa Antonino.


– Whistles and flutes: Saturdays 10 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PACA.

– Collectors: Walk through hórreos and paneras of Veranes and Trubia. Saturday 17th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Necessary: comfortable shoes, camera / cell phone / notebook and pencils.

Meeting point: Sotiello Church (Gijón city bus terminal, line 14).


– Whistles and flutes: Saturdays 15 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PACA.

– Gatherers: Walk through granaries of Veranes and Trubia: Saturday 8 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Meeting point: PACA

Necessary: comfortable shoes, camera / cell phone / notebook and pencils.

– First cyanotype workshop: Saturday 22nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PACA.


– Whistles and flutes: Saturdays 19 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PACA.

– Collectors. Ethnobotanical walks and plant collecting: Saturdays 5 and 12 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Necessary: comfortable shoes, camera or notebook and collection bag.


– Collectors. Handmade paper workshop: July 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PACA.

For sanitary reasons each participant must bring their own lunch.

– From plant to color. Earth, pots and sun. Cyanotype and dyeing workshops: Saturdays 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PACA.


– Tool kit. Workshop “Useless tools”: from 5 to 8 August from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at PACA.

– Lecture by Cristina Cantero: August 7 from 12 to 2 p.m. at PACA.

– Filandones. Sewing and workshop with Galiana: Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 from 11 to 14 h. and from 16.30 to 19.30 h. at PACA.

All activities are free of charge. Prior registration is required due to reduced capacity for security reasons / Covid protocols.

Access by order of registration with priority for residents of Cenero.

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