SWAB Stairs 2016

Swab announces the new edition of Swab Stairs 2016 that will take place from June 3rd until June 22th.

15 schools will participate in this edition, 10 catalan and, for the first time, 5 international schools from UK, Algeria, Argentina, Canada and Hong Kong.

 

 

"Swab Stairs", part of the "Swab Off" program and the cultural project TMB Culture, with the support of theDepartament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya and Fujifilm, purposes an activity where we give the opportunity to students from design schools from Barcelona and around the world, to create an art piece that will be exhibited in the access stairs of the most important metro stations of Barcelona.

Our aim is to link the academic world with the creative transformation of the landscape, ensuring the presence of Swab in the city whilst offering the students the opportunity to exhibit their creations to the eyes of everyday subway users.
Thus, students coming from the most prestigious art schools, have the opportunity to show their work at some of the most important metro stations of Barcelona during three weeks, coinciding with the Design Week, Primavera Sound and Sonar Festival.
The exhibition will consist on vinyl reproductions of the elected works, from the winners of the 15 design and art selected schools, which will fulfill of art the basement of the city during those days.

 

DATES

Date of the exhibition: From the 3rd to the 22nd of June 2016

 

CONTEST THEME

“Utopic Paradigmas of the Future City”

 

At the beginning of the XX century, large cities were facing a major transportation crisis. Tones of horse feces and thousands of dead animals had to be removed from the streets every year, resulting in a highly unhealthy and unsustainable situation. The automobile, one of the biggest problems of the city of today, would then come as a miraculous solution to an even bigger problem. 


A century later, global population has multiplied by four, increasingly concentrating in macro cities where pollution levels are close to being unsuitable for human life. Once again, the social and environmental struggles generated through an increased urban density and transportation could be impossible to solve within our present status quo. 
The goal of Swab Stairs 2016 is that participants suggest, with the implicit freedom of artistic expression, creative and seemingly utopian solutions for the cities of the future; considering urban density, mobility and the positive impact of technology for the achivement of higher leves of sustainability and social harmony. 

 

 

SWAB STAIRS TOURS

Jump into the metro and enjoy the underground contemporary art tour!  Stop in each of the Swab Stairs stations following one of tours that we propose: Eixample Tour, Gothic Tour and Full Tour.

 

 

PARTICIPANT SCHOOLS / WINNER STUDENTS

ESDI 

Drassanes L3 Exit - Santa Madrona

ESDI, Barcelona

Winner: Tiago Almança

Title: "A por Marte"

 

 

 

IED 

Diagonal L2. Exit- Rosellón Rambla Catalunya

IED. Barcelona

Winner: Claudia Blanes

Title: "Expuestos"

 

 

 

ESCUELA DA VINCI

Liceo L2. Exit - Boqueria Via 1

Escuela Da Vinci, Buenos Aires. Argentina

Winner: Galina Besedina

Title: "En el séptimo cielo"

 

 

 

 

La LLOTJA 

Liceo L2. Exit - Liceo Via 1

La Llotja. Barcelona

Winner: Raquel Luesma

Title: "Smart City"

 

 

 

 

Pau Gargallo 

Pg  de Gràcia L2. Exit -Pau Clarís

Escuela Pau Gargallo. Badalona

Winner: Clara Ribes

Title: "Vistes des del jardí"

 

 

 

 

SCAD Hong Kong 

Sagrada Família L5. Exit - Plaça Sagrada Familia

ESCAD Hong Kong

Winner: Christy Chan Wing Tung

Title: "Sky Scrapers"

 

 

 

 

EADT TARRAGONA 

Drassanes L3. Exit - Drassanes

EADT. Tarragona

Winner: Arantxa Nova

Title: "Sin título"

 

 

 

 

ECUAD Canada 

Drassanes L3. Exit - La Rambla

 

 ECUAD. Canada

Winner: Sahand Aizadeh

Title: "Leaf #1"

 

 

WIN AN INSTAX CAMARA

ELISAVA

Pg de Grácia L2. Exit - Rambla Catalunya

Elisava. Barcelona

Winner: Jordi Farreras

Title: "Cel"

 

 

 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART LONDON 

Diagonal L2.   Exit- Rosellón FGC

Royal College of Art London. UK

Winner: Fran Gordon

Title: "Of production"

 

 

 

École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Argel 

Liceo L2. Exit - Boqueria Via 2

École Supérieure des Beux-Arts de Alger. Algeria

Winner: Sneak (Aitouche Amine)

Title: "Sacré-Fils"

 

 

 

 

ESDAP Olot 

Sagrada Família L5. Exit - Sardenya

ESDAP. Olot

Winner: Pol Vaqué

Title: "Connexió natural"

 

 

 

 

Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barcelona, UB 

Jaume I. Exit - Jaume I

Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barcelona UB. Barcelona

Winner: Bruna Belmonte

Title: "Flow"

 

 

 

 

Serra i Abella 

Pg de Gràcia L2. Exit - Pg de Gracia

Serra i Avella. Hospitalet

Winner: Judith Perez

Title: "La vida en illes suspeses a l´espai"

 

 

 

 

Massana 

Liceo L2. Exit - Teatro Liceu Via 2

Massana. Barcelona

Winner: Ester Marín

Title: "Utópic"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART SHOCK by SWABSTAIRSXINSTAX Award

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ART SHOCK

A moment where the instant, goin upstairs and downstairs is fullfilled with a new experience, impressions, emotional twitched and imputs from an artistical and fortuitouis hit.

Which has been your reaction? Show us your Art Shock!

 

Check the contest conditions and rules at: swabstairsxinstax

 

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