Concéntrico in Medellín
New award in open calls
Medellín will select a project from the open calls to be installed in the Plaza de las Luces in the Colombian city in 2023.
The Agency for the Management of Landscape, Heritage and Public-Private Partnerships – Agencia APP – of the Medellín City Council joins the festival with this new award.
The proposal promotes the appropriation of public space and reflection on urban issues.
We add a new alliance in Concéntrico that takes us to the Colombian city of Medellín: the Agency for the Management of Landscape, Heritage and Public-Private Partnerships – Agencia APP – of the Medellín City Council joins the festival with a new prize in the Concéntrico competitions.
With the aim of making the city’s heritage and public space visible, promoting its appropriation and bringing citizens closer to the arts, architecture and design, the APP Agency joins the Festival with a prize to install an intervention in the traditional Parque de las Luces in the centre of Medellín, in Colombia.
This area is located in the Administrative Centre of the city, where modern architecture intersects with heritage buildings, shopping streets and thoroughfares for thousands of citizens.
The calls, open until 10 January 2023, invite artists from around the world to reflect on the urban environment and the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings and activities that propose new collective uses.
The committee, which will choose the winning proposal from among those submitted to the competitions, is made up of professionals from the APP Agency and will be supported by Concéntrico. The temporary intervention, awarded by the APP Agency, will be installed in Medellín in 2023, during a period of time in which cultural, mobilising and appropriation activities will also be developed.
New partnership in Medellín
The Agency for the Management of Landscape, Heritage and Public-Private Partnerships – APP Agency – is a decentralised entity of the District of Medellín that leads the structuring of Public-Private Partnerships and the development of urban projects, focused on the promotion and conservation of immovable cultural heritage, and the generation of resources for the qualification, sustainability and maintenance of public space and urban landscape.
Among its work, the intervention of more than 14,000 square metres of urban art with artists from the city; the management of heritage in one of the most traditional neighbourhoods, Prado; the consolidation of Medellín as an open and accessible art gallery for the enjoyment of all; and the qualification of Assets of Cultural Interest (BIC), buildings that were protagonists of the industrial development of Medellín in the early and mid-twentieth century, stand out.