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Contemporary Art Center Nau Coclea


Walking Art and Relational Geographies

1 - 6 Jul, 2024 · 4 items

Walking Arts and Relational Geographies

5 - 9 Jul, 2022 · 45 items


2024-07-05 11:00
Material Fields: surveys, mappings and counter-cartographies
2024-07-01 15:30
On the way from Girona to Banyoles
2024-05-29 17:30
Confluence 2 hosted by Nau Côclea
2022-07-05 15:30
Ways of Walking


Clara Gari
Clara Gari

Nau Côclea Centre for Contemporary Creation was founded in 1996. We are in Camallera, Girona Catalonia, Spain. We are small and independent but we are sustainable and we love what we do.

The Cultural Association Cochlea is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1989. In 1996 it created the Nau Côclea Contemporary Creation Centre in Camallera, Alt Empordà which been open for 28 years without interruption.

The centre was born to support a collective of artists working in interdisciplinary fields with a special focus on non-conventional visual arts, performance and sound art. Initially focused on exhibition aprogrammes, it progressively moved towards research and creative production, always in the same fields, to which those derived from walking art and soundscape have been incorporated since 2015.

Currently we only carry out those exhibition activities that are aimed at disseminating and sharing the research of the artists in residence and disseminating their work among the local population with a special awareness of the socio-ecological environment.

We have a residency for artists that runs for 10 months a year, a programme of training workshops for artists, grants and a programme of new interdisciplinary experiences. We collaborate regularly with various cultural, social and ecological entities on a territorial, national and international level.

We are founding members of Xarxaprod, the network of research and production art centers of Catalonia.

On an international level we are networked especially in the field of Walking Art, in the European network WALC with which we are currently working on a Creative Europe co-funded project. We also work with the worldwide walking art and sound walk platform walk · listen · create and with the international organisation Supercluster with which we are currently carrying out an exchange of residencies.

In 2022 we were the main organisers of Walking Art and relational Geographies which took place at the universities of Girona and Vic and at the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia in Olot.
The Conference will be held again in 2024 in Girona and Banyoles.

in July 2024 we host the next Grand Tour walking art programme. This is a 250 km, 3-week walking tour that artists share with all kinds of audiences. It has been held every year since 2015.

We also host the Walter Benjamin walking and memorial programme, a cross-border project about the philosopher Walter Benjamin and the Spanish “retreat” at the end of the Spanish Civil War. The memorial is related to the current conditions of exiles and migrations.

Walking Arts & Local Communities (WALC) is an artistic cooperation project, co-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe, starting in January 2024 for four years. With seven partners from five countries, WALC establishes an International Center for Artistic Research and Practice of Walking Arts, in Prespa, Greece, at the border with Albania and North Macedonia, backed up by an online counterpart in the format of a digital platform for walking arts.

WALC builds on the previous work of hundreds of artists and researchers already practicing Walking Arts as a collaborative medium, and having met at the significant previous walking arts events and encounters in Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, and during online activities at walk · listen · create.

We acknowledge the support of the EU Creative Europe Cooperation grant program in the framework of the European project WALC (Walking Arts and Local Community).

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


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