Artistic production in educational environments
Real Valencia School
Valencia, Spain

Conceived as a link between art and nature and through an educational and participatory process, the project aims to sensitize and build consensus on ecological values. A series of three-dimensional spaces or sensory devices as interpretative links to communicate unique experiences of the environment and as instruments of approximation to the local surroundings.

The project proposes a multi-layered approach that links different experiences: textures, scents, sounds, tastes and scenes. In this way, the site-intervention explores the sensory experience of touching, smelling, observing, tasting and listening.

  • Landscapes of taste: productive landscapes, urban agricultures and gastronomic landscapes.
  • Scentscapes + cultural smellscapes: The sense of smell as an evocative connection associated with space, memory and experience.
  • Tactile landscapes: haptic and tactile perceptions. The experience of touching nature and feeling temperatures.
  • Visual landscapes: scenery and time. The visual perception (micro + macro), scenarios and the cyclic sense of time and nature.
  • Soundscapes: the sonic environment and the symphony of landscapes.

Through a series of collaborative workshops with students of Real Valencia School,  the project is focus on the relationship between nature and the senses. A series of pieces developed from artistic-academic processes through a dialogue between the kid´s sensory experience and their own landscape.

Research-labs: spaces of knowledge, art production and dissemination that have been materialized into a series of exhibition spaces where children generate their own architectures and content. Spatial devices where the experiential site work and the landscape experience have been processed and displayed.

Through the participatory process the kids explore the use of low-impact and natural materials that respond to the unique characteristics of the site. They also explore the use of nature -wind, sound, lights, shades, aromas, textures – from the unique local environment. Sound pieces generated by the wind, orchards from local seeds, aromatic devices from collected herbs, visual herbariums and narratives, tactile seed drawings and leaves reliefs.

From the spatial devices, children explain and share their own experiences, understandings and concerns with the local community. Public dialogues that give a new connotation and function to their schoolyard.


Artistic Resistance Educational Project

With the support of Consortium Museums Generalitat Valenciana – Center of Contemporary Culture Carme

Real Valencia School credits:

Director: Vicent Lozano

Coordinator: Luis Sanjaime

Teacher 4th Grade: Fina Gonzalvo

Teacher 5th Grade: Noelia Díaz