Commissioner/Curator: Nelsón Rodriguez
The future of a city is intimately linked to its free and public spaces with marked social function. The free spaces in Caracas are its rebel spaces for emerging and insurgent uses: re-occupied, re-valorised and re-inhabited for the enjoyment of the communities. In these spaces, multipurpose programmes have been developed, with mixed uses: park with social housing and boulevards as is the case of the urban axis of Avenida Bolívar - Bulevar de Sabana Grande; park with institutions; park with military air base as Park Simón Bolívar in La Carlota; residual and sub-used spaces that make up new dynamics such as Hugo Chávez Park in La Rinconada. These new free spaces democratise and reprogramme the uses of urban land, facing speculation in the city with new insurgent social uses and social housing. New equipment and public spaces emerge, reconfiguring the right to the city. In CCS – Espacio Rebelde the city is not a problem of expert urban planners, designers or architects, nor is it a problem of elites: it is a process of inclusive consensus, collective construction and community agreements.