Monday, January 30, 2023

Contorno Urbano Foundation wins Luis Carulla 2022 Prize

In the Florida region of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, emerges Modulo, an ecological and cultural center developed by the Contorno Urbano Foundation. Constructed from a port container, it has served to revitalize a previously blighted area and provide a space for social interaction within a very dense urban fabric. Next to the train tracks, residents have found a place to meet and do educational, cultural and leisure activities in a community way.

Contorno Urbano, specializing in revitalizing spaces with art, specifically murals, has been awarded this year’s Luis Carulla Award for Best Transformative Project. The foundation will receive 70,000 euros to develop the project, which it wants to export to other metropolitan cities such as Sant Vicente dels Horts, and will receive support from cultural and business mentors for two years.

On the other hand, the Llobregat Block Party Cultural Association has received the award for best idea for promoting rap battles in Catalan with Peripheria Gold Battle. The award, endowed with 30,000 Euros, will allow them to incubate and prototype the project and receive support from cultural and business mentors for one year. The promoters of the project plan to form a small human and technical team to professionalize the project and start implementing it in the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona.

A total of 200 applications have been received for the Lluís Carulla 2022 Prize, of which only seven have reached the final stage. The finalists in the Best Project category have been Recondit, and Ojala Projects-Artist in Accolade. The finalists in the Best Idea category were Pixi.Click and La Nut.

The Karulla Foundation Audiovisual artist Melissa Ramirez and the Babel Punt de Trobada Foundation also honored with the 2022 Francesc Candel Prize, focused on offering artistic and technical training in the form of radio and music workshops aimed at immigrants. The prize, worth 15,000 euros, promotes projects that promote the inclusion of migrants through arts and culture. The award has received a total of 26 projects and the finalists are María Hervás from Teatre Nu and the social organization Arles i Brancs, and fashion designer Ernest Costafreda and the Cooperative Popular de Vendores Ambulantes de Barcelona.

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