Creating discursive space for intercultural encounters: La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Moore, Michelle (2015) Creating discursive space for intercultural encounters: La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Curator: the museum journal, 58 1: 101-116. doi:10.1111/cura.12101


Author Moore, Michelle
Title Creating discursive space for intercultural encounters: La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Journal name Curator: the museum journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-3069
2151-6952
Publication date 2015-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cura.12101
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 58
Issue 1
Start page 101
End page 116
Total pages 16
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
As increasingly heterogeneous museum audiences seek to participate actively in museum discourses, a new question arises: who is included in the conversation? This article extends that question to cultural-spatial production, and seeks to illuminate key players’ roles in creating spaces that welcome marginalized groups in order to facilitate intercultural encounters. It argues that inclusive, discursive environments are as much a product of “scripting as design.” La Casa Encendida (The Incandescent House), a cultural center in Madrid, Spain, is used as a case study. It is examined in two stages: first, the ambitions and strategies of its makers and managers are explored; second, project outcomes are tested following the staging of Mundo Extreme (Extreme World), an exhibition that aimed to mediate between the hidden cultural worlds of artists with intellectual disabilities and wider arts scenes. This analysis highlights the contribution of cultural-spatial production and occupation strategies to facilitating, revealing, and drawing into dialogue marginalized groups.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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