MAGIC: First International podcast congress on architecture
Project developed within RACA, Radio for Architectonic Communication, E.T.S.A.M.
Magic means things happening. It means things appearing and disappearing. Magic means correlation between possible realities and real reality. It means real not real. Magic means unreasonably reason. It means unmeasurability. Magic means to believe. It means meanings crossing, it means liquifying symbols and what is significant. Magic means exception, the suspension of the rules that rule the body, time and space. Magic means changing something by changing its name. Magic is what happens when the impossible becomes part of the equation. It means blurrying the lines. it means undisciplinarity. If reality was a pastry, magic would mean eating it with a spoon mixing its layers. Magic means to experience. Magic means the present in the past, the past in the future, the present in the future. It means instantaneous communities. It means ritual. Magic means transformations. it means promise of change, change of value, it means mixing logics and disciplines. it means alternative worldviews and systems of knowledge. Magic means out of control intelligence.
Magic means not to mean.
Magic is the first international podcast congress on architecture, it seeks to explore the different relationships between magic and architecture through the following lines of investigation:

🦄 transformations, apparitions and disappearances
🦄 rituals
🦄 dreamworks
🦄 totems
🦄 mysteries

The challenge of this congress is to open the possibilities of podcasting as a global communication format through space and time. The congress materializes in both online and offline dimensions:

✨, the virtual space that displays and relates the different podcasts.
Visit, developed by Hyperstudio

✨ Magical ETSAM, the physical dimension of the congress. It consists of a series of events designed to occur between the 12 and the 20 of december in the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. These site-specific initiatives reflect on the five topics mentioned above within the context in which the congress is organized.

Pictures by Fer Valenti

A temporary spa in a hidden space.
24 h of music in streaming.
with Futuro Studio and Lorenzo García Andrade.
Hey Tschumi!
Synesthesic opening
with fireworks
Music comissioned by Futuro Studio and Lorenzo García Andrade.
Space developed by the students of DAI 1 class.
Artwork by Futuro Studio.