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Within the context of questioning many artistic structures, Improbable Connections wants to revindicate the essential role of the structures of art training, dissemination and production. Without them, it would be difficult for artists and thinkers, who contribute great value to society in general and a project such as Improbable Connections in particular, to continue researching and experiencing other ways of conceiving and constructing the world.
Creative pills
What are creative pills? [3 min.]
Spanish TV
Documentary about Conexiones improbables by Spanish TV Channel TVE2, within its programme La aventura del saber, with examples of collaboration between artists and organisations at Cruces Hospital, Silam, Orbea, i68 and Nekane Moda.
[February 2014, 20 min.]
Successful collaborations between artists and organisations
i68 + Paola Tognazzi [3 min.]
Orbea + Cocreable [3 min.]
Lauaxeta Ikastola + Mikel Morlas [3 min.]
Fundación Anesvad + Carme Romero [4 min.]
Permanent. Call for organisations open for long/medium connections, and creative pills.
2015/03/13. Monzón (Huesca), 2015/03/13, Laboratory about Cultural innovation and Innovation culture, organized by Procura (Asociación de profesionales de la cultura de Aragón).
2015/03/19-20-21. Belo Horizonte (Brasil), presentation within Jornadas sobre Competencias creativas, organized by A casa una.
2015/03/26. La Laguna (Tenerife), Intersección Cultural-Turística por medio del Conocimiento, Campus de Guajara, organized by La Laguna University.
2015/04/13-14. Madrid, Public innovation, Master Universitario de Liderazgo y Dirección Pública, INAP and Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.
2015/04/15. 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, first methodology session, Irun Factory.
2015/04/20-21. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Public innovation, Master Universitario de Liderazgo y Dirección Pública (edición Iberoamérica), INAP and Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.
In short

New round of IrunLab

After the introductory session held on April 15, 2015, the 10 IrunLab binomes have started their collaboration process ending on June 23, 2015 with the presentation of results in Irun Factory.  The following retails and artists are participating: Cervecería Boulevard + Flouflou, Estudio Gover + Pink Gorillas, Floristería Dana + TrucaRec, Fotokop + Vicente Vázquez, Juguetes Garbi + Maushaus, Pasitos (children's shoes) + Idoia Zabaleta, Pinturas Muriel + Carles Gispert, Tejidos Marina + Ane San Miguel, Uno más (dog grooming) + Anne Cécile Paredes, Vinos y licores Alcanadre + Nerea Olazabal. More information about each of the projects soon available.

Sra. Polaroiska in Hernani

The artists collective Sra. Polaroiska has started working with the New patrons based in Hernani, a group of persons linked or related to the Hernani Council for equality. They will have to propose artistic answer to the challenge defined by the group regarding gender questions in relation to street names. The group is led by the mediator Haizea Barcenilla, and is promoted by Tabakalera and Artehazia. The project will finalize at the end of 2015. [Image: Sra. Polaroiska, Pilota Girl]

From one place to another

Conexiones improbables is travelling all over the world: after beeing in Mexico DF and in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) in November, we are going to Arrecife (Lanzarote) to talk about cultural innovation, to Berlin to a research workshop organized by the WZB, and to Lisbon to the European Creative Hubs Forum. We have also just integrated N.I.C.E. (Network for Innovations in culture and creativity in Europe), based in Essen, and initiated by ecce (European Centre for Creative Economy). [Image: Laboratorio Para La Ciudad, México]

Other ways of seeing things

The Institute for Social Research Berlin (WZB) has just published (in Spanish) "Challenges addressed by artistic interventions in organizations: Examples of Conexiones improbables 2011-2013" based on reflections made by over 80 project managers who participated in long connections or creative pills. The learning that stands out is "new ways of seeing things" and the WZB researchers conclude: "(...) the positioning of the actors outside their usual contexts gives them a different impulse to work with their own ressources. The artist brings values ​​and practices of the art world that break into the organization promoting the development of important capabilities of organizational learning. "

N.I.C.E. 2014 2nd Award

Good news: we have received, along with the  Unperfekthaus, Essen, the second prize of N.I.C.E. Award 2014 (Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe), organised by the European Centre for Creative Economy in Dortmund (Germany). The winner, RLF Propaganda (Berlin), and the third prize Urbanauts (Vienna), were also announced at Forum d'Avignon Ruhr, in Essen, on June 12.

Call for companies now open

Do you want to experiment with the introduction of arts and culture into strategic and innovation processes? Get in touch with us to know the details of the call open to companies and organisations wanting to develop innovation projects in collaboration with artists and thinkers. / M: 673 608 790.