47. Espora

Art And Citizens Participation

Location: Rumipamba neighbourhood, Borja 3 Educational Unit, Francisco Hernandez de Giron St. N35/66 and Republica Ave

Espora is a viral project about a replicable and efficient practical guide in response to social issues and environment. Born from the need to generate a community and solve everyday problems of a sector, neighborhood or street the project is based on community self-management and the commitment of both private and public entities. Implemented in the northern center of Quito, the project is managed by the surrounding collaborative working space shared and created by art, architecture, construction and design studies and factories aiming to disseminate the creative ideas and making them viral also outside the working space. The project will stimulate a process of participation and ownership among neighbors by having periodic neighborhoods meetings to identify and decide how to address collective needs.