27, 28, 29, 30 April and 1 May 2018
3 calls 14 interventions 4 exhibitions 6 meetings, activities, performances
Concéntrico 04 was held from April 27 to May 1, 2018. The Festival invited you to explore the city through installations, exhibitions, encounters, activities and performances that create a connection between the venues, squares, streets, courtyards and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed in their daily lives.
The fourth edition of the festival has brought together the installations created by fourteen teams of national and international architects and designers who are experimenting with new fields of environmental design. In this way, a dialogue is established between the city, heritage and contemporary architecture that activates citizens’ reflection on these spaces.
Plastique Fantastique (Berlin), AA Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio (London), Jorge Penadés (Málaga), David Bestué (Barcelona), Davide Marchetti (Rome), Collectif Parenthèse (Paris), Mjölk (Prague), Blurarquitectura (Logroño), Jairo Rodríguez (Burgos), Sebastián Andrés Podestá and Lucas Seré Pletzer (Buenos Aires), Fernando Cruzado, Julia Díaz, F. Javier Fernández and Ane Villaverde (Andalusia and Basque Country) and Miriam Alonso, Patricia Ramos and Paula Mena (Madrid). As a novelty, the San Sebastian School of Architecture has participated with an intervention as a guest school of the festival.
The exhibitions and activities have broadened the focus to new international contexts, such as with the Czech architect Martin Rajniš, who has shown his specialised work in wood construction in the Logroño Town Hall hall; or Migrant Garden, a reflection on the processes of migration through small architectures, among others.
This area included the Encuentros sobre comisariado, investigación y docencia (Meetings on Curating, Research and Teaching), which fostered knowledge and transversal conversation about some of the most prestigious events on architecture, design and the city currently taking place in countries such as Portugal, France, Poland and Chile.
The programme was completed with the participation of the School of Design of La Rioja, an associated school of the festival, which included the exhibition I´m design, the intervention Places in the garden in its own headquarters, the conference Angélica Barco and the workshop with Caniche, a publishing house that was also present in the Santos Ochoa bookshop together with Ediciones Rua, who under the activity Editores en la ciudad brought the festival closer to the field of literature.