31 de enero de 2012

Conversaciones de escritores en Madrid (ESP)

Del 31 de enero al 8 de febrero
Fundación MAPFRE

A partir de hoy, y hasta el 8 de febrero, esta nueva cita de las conversaciones literarias del Auditorio Recoletos reúne a algunos de los más destacados nombres de nuestra literatura para que, en compañía de otros escritores o críticos con quienes mantienen una especial afinidad, dialoguen sobre sus respectivas obras, sobre autores y títulos de especial importancia para ellos y sobre otros aspectos de la creación literaria en general.

Como todos los actos del Auditorio Recoletos, las sesiones se retransmitirán en directo online desde www.fundacionmapfre.com.

PROGRAMA

Martes 31 de enero
Ignacio Martínez de Pisón: contarlo todo
Conversación con Nicolás Casariego

Miércoles 1 de febrero
Gustavo Martín Garzo: las palabras del corazón
Conversación con Javier Rodríguez Marcos

Jueves 2 de febrero
José María Guelbenzu: la escritura arriesgada
Conversación con Manuel Rodríguez Rivero

Lunes 6 de febrero
Javier Reverte: de la vida a la literatura
Conversación con Antonio Hernández

Martes 7 de febrero
Álvaro Pombo: literatura entre generaciones
Conversación con Ernesto Calabuig

Miércoles 8 de febrero
Ana María Matute: hechizamiento y simbología
Conversación con Juana Salabert
Lugar: FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE
Paseo de Recoletos, 23.
28004 Madrid
Telf. 91 581 61 00  

Fecha: Del 31 de enero al 8 de febrero

Horario: Todas las sesiones comienzan a las 19:30 h.

Retransmisión en directo a través de www.fundacionmapfre.com

Entrada libre. Aforo limitado

29 de enero de 2012

35+ Construyendo la Democracia


Os recomendamos visitar la exposición "Arquitectura Española, 1975-2010. 35+. Construyendo en democracia" en la Sala Arquerías de Nuevos Ministerios en Madrid que estará hasta el próximo 8 de abril.

Reúne una selección de 230 proyectos desarrollados por equipos españoles durante los años de la democracia. Realizada con motivo de la Presidencia española de la Unión Europea, la muestra tiene carácter itinerante y ha viajado desde 2010 por toda Europa.

28 de enero de 2012

São Paulo Calling_Jornada de Habitação (BRA)


HABITAÇÃO  SEM LIMITES
Seis favelas de São Paulo são conectadas a sete assentamentos informais ao redor do mundo.

UM SOL PARA TODOS
O desafio de implementar políticas públicas adequadas para os assentamentos informais é um fenômeno global. Os impactos da urbanização sem qualidade extrapolam as fronteiras legais dos países, degrada o ambiente e seus recursos naturais e piora as condições climáticas, promove atividades socialmente reprováveis como guerras ou tráfico de drogas, destrói valores em todo o planeta.

Durante os próximos seis meses, a cidade de São Paulo sediará a Jornada da Habitação. Organizado pela Secretaria Municipal de Habitação, sob a curadoria do renomado arquiteto italiano Stefano Boeri, o evento...
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DATAS DAS JORNADAS
27 de Janeiro - abertura no Centro Cultural São Paulo.
28 e 29 de Janeiro - São Francisco Global (região leste) e Roma
03 e 4 de Março - Paraisópolis (região Sul) e Mumbai
31 de Março e 1 de Abril - Cantinho do Céu (região dos mananciais) e Medelin
5 e 6 de Maio - Bamburral (região norte) e Nairobi
26 e 27 de Maio - Heliópolis (região sudeste) e Moscow
30 de Junho e 1 de Julho - Região Central (cortiços) e Bagdad

PROGRAMAÇÃO
Jornada da Habitação (São Paulo Calling)

26 de enero de 2012

EXPO: CON O SIN TECHO. Mecanismos para la mejora del hábitat en América Latina (MAD)

CON O SIN TECHO: Mecanismos para la mejora del hábitat en América Latina

Del 26 de enero al 8 de abril de 2012
Arquería Nuevos Ministerios. Paseo de la Castellana, 67. Madrid.

Los mecanismos para la mejora del hábitat en América Latina vistos a modo de exposición…

El hábitat precario, la imagen más visible de la pobreza, alcanza en América Latina a una gran proporción de la población del campo y hasta a un tercio de la población urbana.

La exposición muestra los principales métodos e instrumentos que se están aplicando para la mejora de la ciudad informal y del hábitat rural en América Latina.

Fuente: TectonicaBLOG

EXPO: Centre Internacional de Fotografia Barcelona_1978-1983 (BCN)

Del 27 enero - 20 mayo 2012


Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona 
(MACBA)

Exposición comisariada por Jorge Ribalta y Cristina Zelich


Obras de Enric Aguilera, Miquel Arnal, Jesús Atienza,Anna Boyé, Lluís Casals, Pep Cunties, Manel Esclusa, Extra! (Sergi Capellas, Jordi García y Xavier Rosselló), Ferran Freixa, Manolo Laguillo, Esteve Lucerón y Xavier Martí Alavedra, entre otros

"El Centre Internacional de Fotografia Barcelona (CIFB) constituye un experimento fallido en la institucionalización de la cultura fotográfica durante la Transición española. Esta exposición contribuye a definir una arqueología de la cultura fotográfica contemporánea en el Estado español.

El CIFB se inauguró en octubre de 1978 siguiendo el modelo del International Center of Photography (ICP) de Nueva York. Fue una escuela pionera de fotografía, dirigida por Albert Guspi (1943-1985), fotorreportero durante los sesenta y fundador de la primera galería comercial de fotografía en España, la galería Spectrum. Creada en Barcelona en 1973, Spectrum tenía un programa internacional que combinaba trabajos contemporáneos e históricos"...

La exposición

18 de enero de 2012

INSCRIPCIONES: PÚBLICA 12 | Encuentros Profesionales de Gestión Cultural_CBA MADRID


AMPLIADA LA FECHA DE INSCRIPCIÓN HASTA EL 24 DE ENERO. INSCRÍBETE  AQUÍ

Pública 12 | Encuentros Profesionales de Gestión Cultural cierra su programa con más novedades:

• Filantropía y patrocinio, una introducción al fundraising cultural en Estados Unidos
Cathy Barbash
. Presidenta de Barbash Arts Consulting Services

• La cultura y las Administraciones Públicas
Amado Giménez Precioso
. Director General de Promoción Cultural. Vicepresidencia y Consejería de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid

Más de 40 actividades, presentaciones de proyectos y de herramientas de gestión, foros de debate, visitas profesionales y nuevos formatos orientados al encuentro y a la participación de todos los asistentes.

El 26 y 27 de enero de 2012, en el Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.

Taller Experto: ¡POR TI ARTISTA! (MAD)

La Asociación de Emprendedores Culturales y Creativos de Madrid ( AECUMAD) os invita a participar en un taller para Artistas Plásticos y Visuales que quieran emprender en el Arte, vivir de su profesión e interactuar con el mercado del arte!

Pincha aquí para inscribirte o confirma tu plaza en el email activa@aecumad.com o en el teléfono 691709024 

El taller se imparte en : En la Incubadora Cultural "La Creadora", en el VIVERO LATINA de la red de viveros de Madrid Emprende.
Paseo de Extremadura, 172, 28011 Madrid. Metro Alto de Extremadura

Si quieres mas información puedes escribir a comunica@aecumad.com
Si quieres asistir a este taller, puedes apuntarte en este link: http://www.aecumad.com/2011/12/taller-experto-por-ti-artista/

Fuente: AECUMAD

17 de enero de 2012

EXPO: Secuencias Extremas / COAC (BCN)

COAC. Barcelona. Desde el 23 de febrero al 18 de febrero de 2012

vía tectónicaBLOG

La ESARQ-UIC ha organizado una exposición en el COAC que tendrá lugar del 23 de enero al 18 de febrero. La muestra explica la línea docente de ESARQ-UIC a través de los proyectos de los alumnos de primero hasta los de final de grado de quinto curso para conmemorar los 15 años de historia de la escuela, además de enseñar la propuesta educativa del centro basada en tres pilares básicos: el trato personalizado, la innovación y el compromiso social durante la trayectoria universitaria.

La inauguración se celebrará con una mesa redonda titulada ¿Qué quiere decir compromiso e innovación en la docencia de la arquitectura?, moderada por Vicenç Sarrablo. En ella participarán los siguientes profesores de ESARQ‐UIC: Manuel Arenas, Jordi Badia, Flores+Prats, Miquel Lacasta y Antonio Sanmartín.

Asimismo, se presentará el libro Secuencias Extremas que ha editado la escuela y que recoge todos los proyectos expuestos.


La inauguración será el 23 de enero a las 19 horas en el Auditorio del Col·legi d’COAC (Pl. Nova 5, 08002 Barcelona)




16 de enero de 2012

Éxodo Europeo en busca de trabajo (ESP + BRA)


Hoy compartiremos este fascinante artículo de hace un par de días, que nos cuenta lo que está pasando en la actualidad con todos los arquitectos e ingenieros jóvenes de España y Europa. También nos llama la atención que por dificultades económicas, decenas de miles de profesionales cualificados de Europa se sientan atraídos a prosperar en las ex-colonias europeas en América Latina y África.

Exodus of Workers From Continent Reverses Old Patterns

The Wall Street Journal / EUROPE

By RICHARD BOUDREAUX in Madrid and PAULO PRADA in São Paulo


Gustavo Pellizzon for The Wall Street Journal

Spanish architects María Palencia and Andrés Velarde
 both found jobs in Rio de Janeiro 
designing apartment complexes and other projects.
Soon after Spain's real-estate bust put Andrés Velarde and María Palencia out of work, the young architects gathered their drafting materials and moved 5,000 miles to Brazil—drawn by a hope, but no promise, of employment.
Within five weeks the Spanish couple had jobs in the midst of a bonanza. The South American country was expanding its low-income housing program and scrambling to build stadiums, airport terminals and hotels for the 2014 World Cup of soccer and 2016 Olympic Games.
"The crisis back home is distant news," said Mr. Velarde, eight months into his new job in Rio de Janeiro. "In Brazil, there's growth and optimism, a joyful atmosphere totally at odds with what there is in Europe."

Economic distress is driving tens of thousands of skilled professionals from Europe, and many are being lured to thriving former European colonies in Latin America and Africa, reversing well-worn migration patterns. Asia and Australia, as well as the U.S. and Canada, are absorbing others leaving the troubled euro zone.
At the same time, an influx of Third World immigrants whose labor helped fuel Europe's growth over the past decade is subsiding. Hundreds of thousands of them, including some white-collar professionals, have been returning home.
The exodus is raising concern about a potential long-term cost of the economic crisis—a talent drain that could hinder the euro zone's weakest economies as they struggle to climb out of recession.
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"This amounts to a hemorrhaging of highly educated people—the very people they'll need if they are to take off when circumstances get better," said Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the nonprofit Migration Policy Institute in Washington.
The toll is mounting in Spain and Portugal, countries losing skilled workers to their former colonies. More people are emigrating from Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia and Cyprus than are moving to those countries, and in Greece officials worry that a similar trend is taking hold there. The European Union has no overall data on migration, but concern about the impact of severe budget cuts is growing in the U.K., France, Germany and Italy, all grappling with losses of top research talent.
King Juan Carlos highlighted Spain's losses with a poignant remark while handing out scholarships to young Spaniards for postgraduate study abroad.
"I sincerely hope and wish that when your time comes to return home there will be more jobs for you and that you can stay here," he told the 121 assembled winners in March. "We really need you in Spain."
During a prosperous decade that ended in 2008, Spain welcomed one of the world's biggest waves of immigrants. Foreign workers poured in at a rate of 500,000 per year to boost its construction and service industries, making the country Europe's prime destination for new arrivals.
Last year, with unemployment topping 20%, Spain became a net exporter of people for the first time since 1990, according to Spain's National Statistics Institute. Some 55,626 more people left the country in the first nine months of last year than arrived, the institute said.
Spaniards are scattering to better-off European countries and beyond, particularly to Latin America. Of the estimated 37,000 Spanish citizens who left the country in 2010, nearly 60% emigrated to countries outside the European Union.
At least 100,000 of Portugal's 11 million citizens moved abroad in 2011, after a decade of anemic growth and rising debt in Western Europe's poorest nation. In Africa, Angola's burgeoning economy has absorbed 70,000 Portuguese since 2003, according to the government-backed Emigration Observatory in Lisbon.
The number of Portuguese in Brazil on work-related visas shot up by 52,000 in the 18 months through June 2011.
Brazil is profiting from Europe's decline. It is wooing foreign engineers and other construction-related specialists to help carry out housing, energy and infrastructure projects for which the government has budgeted $500 billion through 2014, more than double Portugal's annual gross domestic product.
Despite a few hiccups at the worst of the global crisis, and a similar slowdown now amid the renewed woes in Europe, Latin America's biggest economy has grown by more than 4% per year for most of the past decade, driven by commodity exports to China and expansion of its own vast consumer base.
Brazil in 2020 will need as many as 1.1 million engineers, roughly twice as many as it has now, according to a study by a state-funded research institute.

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"We can't train people fast enough," said Paulo Safade Simão, president of a construction industry group.
In the first six months of last year alone, the number of foreign residents in Brazil on temporary work and related visas rose by nearly half, to 1.46 million people, nearly 330,000 of them from Portugal and 60,000 from Spain, according to the Justice Ministry.
Luis Guedes, a 29-year-old Portuguese engineer for a builder in northern Portugal, packed his bags in April and flew to Rio de Janeiro. After one European construction job wrapped up last year, he worried whether others would follow.
"I preferred the uncertainty of looking for a job in a growing market than the uncertainty of staying in an economy you know has many troubles," said Mr. Guedes, who through the cousin of a friend from home landed a job overseeing maintenance and supply programs for a company with contracts at Rio's bayside docks.
Brazil has been a magnet for most of its history—a promising new land that, like the U.S., draws migrants from all over the world. For much of the second half of the 20th century, though, a volatile economy led many Brazilians to seek better lives abroad.
In addition to blue-collar workers happy to do the manual labor spurned by Americans and Europeans as those economies soared, Brazil suffered a brain drain of professionals.
By the end of the 1990s, Spain and Portugal had climbed out of poverty, adopted the euro currency and were importing immigrant labor. The periodic mass migrations of low-skilled Spanish and Portuguese workers to Northern Europe and Latin America, most recently in the 1950s and '60s, were history.
With Europe's crisis and Brazil's boom, migration patterns are shifting again.

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Gustavo Pellizzon for The Wall Street Journal
Luis Guedes, a Portuguese engineer, has found work in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilians are coming home in epic numbers. The government estimates that nearly half the country's émigrés have returned—from more than 3 million Brazilians living abroad in 2007 to fewer than 2 million today.
While many coming home are blue-collar workers, the reversal has brought an inversion in the flow of intellectual capital, too. Starved for manpower and know-how in many professions needed to help its growth reach full potential, Brazil's labor market is devouring its own white-collar migrants upon their return.
Giovanni Peduto, a 35-year-old executive in São Paulo, came home in 2009 after three years working in Madrid for Prisa SA, a Spanish media company.
When the global crisis in 2008 prompted Prisa to slash its investment forecast in Spain, Mr. Peduto persuaded the company to let him move back to Brazil, where the forecasts were promising enough for him to launch an educational consulting start-up for the group. After two years, the start-up was earning millions of dollars and Mr. Peduto was recruited by American language software company Rosetta Stone Inc. to head its Brazil unit.
"The market for talent is crazy," he said, citing repeated calls from headhunters who would hire him away from his new job. "I now have to pay an English-speaking secretary what some executives in Brazil were making just a few years ago."

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The Migration Policy Institute's Mr. Papademetriou said the trans-Atlantic movement is part of a broader global transfer of skills to dynamic emerging economies.
"It will make a dramatic difference in the pace and depth of their growth," he said. "It's a gift to them."
Oriol Flaquer, who holds a master's in business administration, fits the profile of Spain's new professional emigrant—young, multilingual, deeply pessimistic about Europe and ready to move where the action is.
"Europe is going to need at least a decade to recover, if it recovers," the 32-year-old industrial engineer said from Cuernavaca, Mexico, after arriving last year to work for an international digital-security company. "Never, in my view, will Europe have the same economic weight it had in the past."
More people are expected to leave Spain in the near future. Its economy is growing at an annual rate of less than 1%, and some economists expect it to slip back into recession. A recent survey by Randstad, an international human resources company, found that 62% of Spaniards out of a job are willing to leave the country to get one.
To many in Spain, the new emigration is a symbol of national failure. Concha Caballero, a columnist writing in El País, called the emigrants "a new wave of exiles" whose departure bleeds the country of people who would otherwise create wealth, start companies and pay taxes.
Spanish officials have argued that emigration should be viewed as a short-term safety valve, not a permanent loss for the homeland.
José Ramón Pin, vice rector of the IESE business school in Madrid, said emigrants will benefit Spain "if they return with more knowledge and experience." But in a prolonged downturn, he added, "the question is: Will they return?"
Political leaders in the euro zone are divided on how to confront that uncertainty.
Spain and Portugal encourage job seekers to leave. Spain last year signed an agreement with Germany under which German companies will offer jobs in Germany to out-of-work Spaniards, mainly in engineering, health care and tourism.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho last month urged teachers who can't find jobs in Portugal to move to one of its former colonies.
In Greece, on the other hand, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos called last month for a campaign to discourage emigration. Ireland cut sales taxes for the tourism industry, trying to spur hiring and keep workers from fleeing. Italy gave a "counter-exodus" tax break for people under 40 who return to Italy after two years' work or study abroad.
But Europe's debt crisis puts those governments under far greater pressure to raise taxes, trim budgets and slash payrolls to hold down borrowing costs—a recipe that weighs against growth.
Spain's debt soared after its speculative real-estate bubble burst in 2008, throwing the economy into recession. Eight in 10 of the 1.5 million construction jobs added during the previous 12 years vanished; at least 700,000 of the homes built in the last three of those years stand unsold.
Mr. Velarde and Ms. Palencia had the misfortune of finishing Polytechnic University of Madrid's architecture program the year of the collapse. The bubble had swollen the ranks of their profession past 50,000, or one licensed architect for every 919 Spanish residents. (The U.S., has one for every 2,999 residents.)
The couple managed to land a series of six-month contracts at a Madrid studio before they were let go in late 2010, joining 20,000 architects without work.
Like many others who came of age in Spain's prosperous years, however, they didn't feel trapped by its borders. Their studies had included stints in Brazil, Denmark and Iceland, and both speak English and Portuguese. Brazil's building frenzy, as remarkable as Spain's collapse, looked inviting.
Settling into jobs at separate firms last spring, the 28-year-olds thought of Brazil as a fleeting adventure: Stay a year, save a chunk of their $1,700 monthly salaries, then think about returning to Spain.
"In the past few months this idea has been changing," Mr. Velarde said by telephone from the spacious apartment he and Ms. Palencia share in Rio de Janeiro. "We're seeing how we can develop our careers here. We have some medium-term projects. We're not setting deadlines."
Both are designing apartment complexes and other projects for a Brazilian building industry that has added 1.8 million jobs since 2005 and reported 11.6% revenue growth in 2010.
From back home, meanwhile, comes news of scattering classmates. Ms. Palencia counts 20 who left last year to work abroad—in Brazil, China, Japan, Chile, Peru, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Britain.
"Many people of our generation will not return to Spain," she said.
"It's personally enriching for us, but not good for the country," Mr. Velarde added, reflecting on the exodus. "Spain invested a lot to educate us. We should be working there. But we had to find opportunities. We had to make the best of the crisis."
—Patricia Kowsmann, Carla Canivete, Alkman Granitsas and Stelios Bouras contributed to this article.
Write to Richard Boudreaux at richard.boudreaux@wsj.com and Paulo Prada atpaulo.prada@wsj.com

13 de enero de 2012

INSCRIÇOES PARA O CONCURSO PÚBLICO NACIONAL DE IDEIAS: REQUALIFICAÇÃO DE LARGOS NO PELOURINHO

Prorrogada a data final de incriçao até o dia 20 de janeiro de 2012.

Tereza Baptista, Pedro Archanjo e Quincas Berro D´Água; imortalizados pela prosa de Jorge Amado, hoje emprestam seus nomes para os Largos do Pelourinho, com muita justiça, já que este era o palco de boa parte de suas histórias.

O Governo da Bahia, através do Instituto do Patrimônio Artístico e Cultural, está promovendo a requalificação destes três espaços, com uma licitação pública na modalidade concurso, processo de seleção democrático e participativo, que privilegia qualidade e criatividade.

Com organização do Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil – Departamento da Bahia, o Concurso Nacional de Ideias – Requalificação de Largos no Pelourinho: Tereza Baptista, Pedro Archanjo e Quincas Berro D´Água – Centro Histórico de Salvador, pretende selecionar propostas que expressem a relação simbólica e cultural que os projetos devem ter com o sitio, apontado pela UNESCO como Patrimônio Cultural da Humanidade, dada a sua importância histórica e arquitetônica.

Tomando como princípios básicos de avaliação a acessibilidade, a qualidade técnica, a plasticidade e a durabilidade dos materiais, esta operação proporcionará a implantação de um conjunto de ações que trarão melhorias aos espaços, para que o Pelourinho possa continuar encantando todo o mundo.

O IAB/BA e o IPAC aproveitam para prestar uma homenagem a Carybé, no ano de seu centenário. Baiano Honoris Causa que, com Dorival Caymmi e Jorge Amado – cujo centenário também já se anuncia – forma uma certa Baianíssima Trinidade. Juntos levaram aos quatro cantos do mundo a verdadeira Bahia, sua gente, seus costumes e sua cultura. Vale lembrar que Carybé realizou sua primeira exposição no Brasil, justamente no IAB, em 1945.

Os interessados podem ver as bases aquí.