ABOUT CREATIVE DISRUPTIONS

Estévez works hand in hand with El Museo’s staff, volunteers and interns to co-generate ideas for performances, interventions, and actions that are tried out in the context of the workplace, and sometimes out in the streets. Creative Disruptions offers the space for the workplace to double as a locus where one’s creative selves are allowed to surface and to be interpolated into one’s 9-5 schedule.

M CALLEJERA PROJECT: What is El Museo?

‘M’ CALLEJERA is a participatory hands-on project that engages staff and key stakeholders in a dialogue about ‘what is el museo?’ and ‘what it means to you?.’ The project utilizes El Museo’s iconic logo, as a visual representation of the museum’s identity, thereby asking participants to ‘intervene’ their thoughts onto the 3-D model.

UpdatedOfficeHours_250x250-150x150The ‘intervened’ M logos will travel throughout NYC, in an effort to open a dialogue of the role of museums beyond its physical galleries. In addition, visitors will be encouraged to photograph themselves with the “M.”

A Component of “Office Hours (OH),” a project by Nicolás Dumit Estévez in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio’s staff, artists and audiences.

‘M’ CALLEJERA PROJECT

THE TYPE-FACES OF EL MUSEO

THE TYPE-FACES OF EL MUSEO
A collaboration with Frida Larios’s pictographic language creations

Maritza Carmona and Nicolás worked side-by-side drafting a group of poetic questions that interns and volunteers used as a point of departure for forging new connections with El Museo’s staff amidst a new work environment. The Type-Faces of El Museo served as a platform for participants to engage in conversations that could go beyond job-related terminology and prescribed clerical gestures, and move into the realm of the lyrical.

Frida Larios is an anthro-designer specialized in creating (modern through ancestral) iconographic languages. She is mostly known for a growing collection of picto-glyphs (pictograms + hieroglyphs) that take the conceptual principles of Maya logographs. With these unique works in mind, she collaborated with Office Hours (OH) in interpreting the texts generated by the interns/volunteers and the staff and bringing them to visual life. She created pictograms that become an icon of the experience and follow the organic rhythm of the given words.

For more information, visit www.fridalarios.com.

M Callejera Workshop Photos by Nicolás Dumit Estévez; M Callejera Model by Scherezade García; The Type-Faces of El Museo Design by Frida Larios

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