Every human activity has its waste. This is an agreement between being and matter in which the former decides on the fate of the latter, usually without much awareness of the impact it may cause within the continuous use and abuse that we infringe on our environment. Actions that lead to waste are common to our daily lives and, especially, within commercial activities we find an assiduous production of materials destined to the mountains of garbage. This assiduity is repetitive and localizable in a specific environment and if mapped as such, it is susceptible to be considered an (informal) source of materials - FIM.
This workshop seeks to map the 15 mins (3 km diameter) environment around Medialab Matadero. This mapping wants to create an archive of the FIMs that can be found within the surrounding districts: Legazpi, Chopera, Acacias, Usera, etc. The nature of these districts respond to different social, commercial and industrial compositions, conferring to that particular territory a high variety of human activities in different scales. FIM can include: production waste, inert materials with a very short temporary use (transport, etc.), waste from both artisanal and industrial production, construction and demolition waste, etc. In practical terms, any material that is considered waste by a human being and that is susceptible to transformation or adaptation for human use.
Following the M15 model of mapping and re-configuration of waste devised by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz, the proposed workshop has two purposes: to contribute to the M15 archive with the mapping of the defined territory and to create from that materiality different devices that are capable of providing a function: furniture, lighting, artifacts, etc. M15 is a system of furniture creation that starts from the location of regular waste, semi-new material (exhibitions, events, etc.) and material found in the site where the intervention is proposed and proposes strategies for the configuration of this material that seek the functional temporality adapted to the needs of the space to be created, whether it is for days, months or years. In the city of Madrid the average life of a commercial space is 6.5 years, M15 is born as a counter-response to the way of creating and configuring these spaces that interior design has done so far - based on the novelty and the premiere of materials - and proposes to embrace the circularity of the elements in systems of temporary arrangements that meet the necessary functions without consuming the ability to provide function of the material in the long term. Designing from and for adaptation.
· September 14 from 16:00 to 20:00
· September 15th from 15:00 to 21:00
Mapping and collection of materials: mapping of spaces near Matadero for discarding materials, selection and collection of pieces for later use in the workshop. Design of furniture pieces with the participants, making use of the materials collected and inspired by the designs made in M15 format by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz Muñoz studio and other examples that will be exhibited in the workshop. (On subsequent days until the second part of the workshop, participants can work on their own).
· September 21st, 22nd and 23rd from 16:00 to 20:00
Assembly and construction of the designs made by the participants.
· September 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.