What are creative pills? [3 min.]
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
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.
2014/12/02. 11:30-13:30. Maxi-pills, presentation of results, Tabakalera (Sukaldea), Donostia.
2014/12/04. 13:30-15:30. IrunLab, presentation of results, Irun Factory.
2014/12/04. 18:30-20:00. AuzoLabs Amarabai and Berreibar, presentation of results, Firemen 2016 Main Building.
2014/12/11. "Innovación Cultural y Cultura de Innovación para una Economía Creativa", organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote, Arrecife.
2014/12/18-19. Artful Research Conversation on the cultural embeddedness of artistic interventions, WZB, Berlin.
2014/01/13. European Creative Hubs Forum, presentation of Conexiones improbables, Lisboa.
Plans for 2015
In 2015 we will continue launching creative pills
(interested organizations can activate them at any time), AuzoLabs
to respond to needs of groups of citizens (calls will be opened), we will finalize the New patrons project in Hernani
and we will activate new groups of Patrons
, and we will also continue responding to invitations from other places to tell about our experiences (we will start with the European Creative Hubs
in Lisbon in January). In the meanwhile, happy holidays to all! [Image: creative pill AGA + ColaBoraBora, results of "Pase sin llamar" search in Google]
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org / M: 673 608 790.