- MAKING A HOME
MAKING A HOME
Picture: Sue Ponce
Last year, together with the boys and girls who reside at the Móstoles Children’s Home, fantasised about making a home inside our own tree house. We imagined what its shape would be like, what we would do inside it and what would happen around it.
Some time later, in a conversation with the teachers at the Pablo Neruda UFIL, we saw the importance of learning by doing, and we assessed the need to turn educational spaces into places where real-life projects can be put into practice. We then thought it would be exciting to involve the Carpentry Department at the college in the construction of the house imagined by that group of children.
We at the education department like to think that we can all take part in the construction of the world around us, so in January we will begin a process of collaboration with both groups to conceive, design and make this powerful image possible.
For this purpose, we invited the designer Curro Claret to activate and guide us through this process. A long-distance dialogue that aims to rethink the idea of home and expand the concept of home and family. This creative process will be completed in early summer with the installation of the little house in the garden of the children’s home.
Curro Claret. As a designer, Curro Claret’s interest lies in how people can participate in defining and building their environment by making use of their circumstances in a balanced and respectful way. His work often involves connecting a particular project with different groups of people.