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Matadero Critical Studies

Matadero Estudios Críticos (M.E.C.) is a programme of independent studies linked in a cross-disciplinary manner to research groups working at the centre whose main goal is to generate collective working spaces where it will be possible to raise and address questions that help to critically question the times we live in through research and artistic practices.

PROGRAMS

URBS, VIRUS & BITS. IMAGINING A SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES AND THE CITY
A course dedicated to the exploration of the relationships between radical cartography, urban design and environmental humanities that combines theoretical sessions and workshops.
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RADIANT TUNING. INTERFERENCES BETWEEN ART, MAGIC AND SCIENCE
A course dedicated to the exploration of the relationship between art, science and occult traditions that combines theoretical sessions with the production of a radio programme.
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CURATORIAL EXPERIENCES
A programme that seeks to focus on the different possibilities, strategies, tactics and practices for working in the uncertain terrain of the contemporary.
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FOR, THROUGH, WITH. CULTURAL AND CHILDHOOD POLICIES - COURSE COMPLETED
A proposal from Intermediae for Matadero Chritical Studies. It is concerned with the place occupied by childhood in cultural spaces and projects, and its purpose is to promote channels of active and collaborative participation. 
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FREEPORT 1: ANATOMIES OF A BLACK BOX - COURSE COMPLETED
Critical Cartography of the Internet and beyond (with Vladan Joler - SHARE Lab).
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FREEPORT 1: MEME MANIFESTO - COURSE COMPLETED
A laboratory on memes as hyperstitional technology, between identity politics and conspiracy theories (led by Clusterduck).
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A WILD PARTY - COURSE COMPLETED
A Wild Party is a space of experimentation on language and the immediacy of our bodies. When everything around us looks like a movement against love, we feel the desire to create a space where Literature means encounter and exchange. We invite workshoppers to ask themselves about every creative act that questions itself and the configuration of the world in which it is framed.
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MICROHABITABLE – COURSE COMPLETED
MICROHABITABLE is a study program resulting from the collaboration between Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Galleries and INLAND - Campo Adentro. A publication, a radio station and a residency program articulated around reflections focused on the scale factor from the fields of art and the politics of ecology.
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FREEPORT 0 – COURSE COMPLETED
FREEPORT is an independent study program for a world of humans and machines. It promotes radical research and creative production combining art methodologies with the language of design, activism, Internet communities, critical engineering, and journalism. 
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PROGRAMME ORIENTED TO SUBALTERN PRACTICES (P.O.P.S) – COURSE COMPLETED
The P.O.P.S. is a space for critical experimentation whose starting point is a questioning of rationalism, scientism and the false objectivity of Eurocentric thought. This study programme proposes an educational exercise that implies the recognition of non-white bodies and involves image and voice as epistemic nuclei of subordinate knowledge.​

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Second edition – Course completed


THE ADVENTURE OF THE VOICE – COURSE COMPLETED
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THE LIBIDO OF THE CAPITAL – COURSE COMPLETED
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