About this project
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Tools for woodworking
Cutting table, miter saw, circular saw, jig saw, router, planer, sander, nailer, screwdrivers and batteries.
Tools for metalworking
Bandsaw, welder, radial saw, and drill press
Tools for general use
Drill, industrial vacuum cleaner, pressure gun, and hand tools
Material reused to build Autopías
Wood, beams, windows, doors, glass, polycarbonate, hardware, etc., most of which will be obtained through reuse.
Cost of rewards of the Goteo campaign
Materials and realization of the rewards to obtain the minimum
Goteo's banking and platform fees for the minimum
Project drafting and management
Preliminary design, drafting of the project, drafting of the execution project, construction management and completion of the work.
Self-construction and technical coordination
Cost of rewards of the Goteo campaign
Materials and implementation of the rewards to obtain the maximum
Goteo's banking and platform fees for the maximum
|Total||€ 10.000||€ 46.000|
LA KACHARRERÍA is a social, cultural and educational project that we develop from the rural territory of Los Santos de Maimona (8,126 population), in Badajoz. Located in LaFábrika detodalavida, LA KACHARRERÍA is a warehouse with classified materials for reuse, a workshop equipped with tools for their transformation and a professional staff.
Our worklines are articulated around Sustainable Construction and Cooperative Creation, with the application of methodologies for the material reuse for the construction of equipment in different contexts.
We trust in Sustainable Construction as a tool for social and environmental awareness. For this reason, we promote dynamics that promote the self-construction and cooperative learning. Also we develope courses and workshops for the construction of scenery, prefabrication of wood, carpentry, blacksmithing, screen printing, etc.
In a few lines, LA KACHARRERÍA is:
- A warehouse and an inventory of materials. This diverse and changing inventory is at your disposal to carry out any type of production based on reuse.
- A workshop provided with basic tools and a technical advisory team at your disposal, where you can develop scenographic projects, self-construction infrastructures and artistic creation,
- A community of professionals in diverse disciplines, in which you can meet people with your interests, learn techniques and concepts, make networks, create affections, etc.
Our desire (minimum objective) is to equip the LA KACHARRERÍA workshop with essential tools that allow us to generate social and economic activity through the effective development of scenographic, self-construction and artistic creation projects.
But also, we need these tools and other financial resources to continue the rehabilitation process of the old cement factory. Our dream (maximum objective) is to build a school based on a training and residency program that not only supports LA KACHARRERÍA, but also represents a new spatial and training resource for the rest of the projects that take place at LFDTV.
In short, LA KACHARRERÍA can be the germ of:
- The rehabilitation by self-construction of the Asland cement factory’s old laboratory, the only space still to be rehabilitated of the facade buildings of the cement factory. A cooperative project with the Maimona Foundation that will contain rooms for the residence, dining room / kitchen, bathrooms and a creative space.
- A school and rural residence where you can learn while living together in the social, cultural, creative and educational space of LFDTV. A transforming place that we already call "Autopías".
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
LA KACHARRERÍA is the germ of the rehabilitation of LaFábrika detodalavida, a community of social and cultural self-management located eleven years ago in a industrial space whose history dates back to the 1950s:
As part of the Plan Badajoz project, Franco’s dictatorship built the Asland Cement Factory in Los Santos de Maimona in 1956. For seventeen years, from 1956 to 1973, the cement company resolved the region's unemployment although also it prevented the growth of vineyards and other plantations contaminated by the particles that smoked the kilns. When the Plan Badajoz was satisfied, the factory and the quarries were transferred to the City Council. Years later, in 2013, this council and LaFábrika detodalavida association signed an agreement for the transfer of space use to "promote, manage and host social, leisure and cultural initiatives based on citizen participation in the rural area”.
Before signing the agreement, LFDTV had already promoted a crowdfunding process for the space rehabilitation through self-construction and materials reuse. Since then, two warehouses of the old cement factory have been rehabilitated and fertile soil has also been restored to a place that today must look more like what it was before Asland was built.
Currently, LFDTV contains four programs: Corralón Records, a music record label, conceived to promote young artists and musicians in the territory; Cine al Fresco, a summer film festival essentially oriented to independent cinema with already eight editions; SiempreViva, a traditional public garden resulting from rehabilitation and greening of the cement plant; and finally LA KACHARRERÍA project, with human resources, a public workshop and a warehouse with reused materials available to build structures and to continue the improvement of LFDTV.
In addition, LFDTV has hosted concerts, exhibitions, talks, book presentations, theater, poetry recitals, workshops and other initiatives of a cultural, educational, social and ecological nature since 2010.
Why this is important
We trust in Sustainable Construction as an effective tool for social and environmental awareness in the face of massive consumption of goods and services, so LA KACHARRERÍA is aimed at all sectors of the population that understand that the current consumer society is unsustainable. People, groups, associations or companies that prioritize the recycling, reuse and recovery of materials over the culture of "buy, throw away, buy".
At LA KACHARRERÍA we recover disused materials, we self-build, train and rehabilitate or create new scenographic, architectural and design infrastructures for projects of a social, cultural or creative nature.
In addition, LA KACHARRERIA is aimed at those who believe in decentralized experiences of self-employment and cooperative work within the system. Our goal is to generate work for ourselves and for a creative community that can develop their artistic projects in the environment of LaFábrika detodalavida. "Autopías" training and residency program has been conceived for artists of any nationality and discipline -architecture, theater, cultural management, music production, design, social research ...-, and it will include material and human resources and the necessary spaces to develop creative work at LFDTV: a workplace and a meeting point that will contribute to the Social Development of the territory.
LFDTV’s heritage socialization model is based on community action and a commitment to the permanence of youth to stop rural depopulation. Therefore, LA KACHARRERÍA also addresses those who understand that depopulation is a threat to rural Extremadura and are committed to Cooperative Creation from the territory.
LA KACHARRERÍA is a cooperative project developed by a team of creative professionals with experience in Architecture, Performing Arts, Resource Reuse, Design and Cultural Management.
This project comes from three previous experiences: FRÉ! (Fund for Scenic Resources), GRRR (Management for the Reuse and Redistribution of Resources) and LFDTV (LaFábrika detodalavida).
FRÉ! was born in Madrid in 2015 as a warehouse for reused scenic material at service of companies aware of the sustainable and economic construction of scenographies. It was the winner of the first edition of EmprendeEscena, an initiative of Factoría Cultural with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the collaboration of the Teatro Español, Teatros del Canal, Teatro Real and Cultproject. FRÉ! was one of the pilot projects of Mares Madrid, an innovative urban transformation program through social and solidarity economy initiatives.
GRRR is a collaborative platform generated in 2015 from Red de Arquitecturas Colectivas that promotes the use of disused materials and the optimization of resources for their management. It is composed of technical elements to encourage entities to develop good practices in the efficient management of resources with protocols, reuse ideas, agreements and manuals, as well as a technological tool that allows the visualization of a supply and demand map, the management and monitoring of resources, as well as the calculation and visibility of their environmental impact.
LFDTV is a benchmark space known internationally for its citizen commitment to the rehabilitation of the industrial heritage of the Asland cement factory through the application of Self-Construction and Circular Economy strategies. Our experience is supported by a multitude of research, the most recent, the OpenHeritage international cooperation program, which identifies and investigates the use of participatory models in the management and reuse of abandoned heritage in Europe; LFDTV is the only Spanish case and the only one based in the rural environment.
In addition, LaFábrika detodalavida is inherently linked to citizen management initiatives such as La Invisible in Málaga, Can Batlló in Barcelona, Platohedro in Medellín (Colombia)... LFDTV is creating and participating in networks such as Cooperative City, Urban Maestro, Arrejuntándonos, Arquitecturas Collectives, or Fabricando el Sur; and it is collaborating with groups such as Recetas Urbanas, Straddle3, Arquitectura Expandida, Urbanbat, Makea tu Vida, or Todo por la Praxis. Also, it is working closely with the City Council of Los Santos de Maimona and other entities such as the Maimona Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Instituto de la Juventud Española, Junta de Extremadura, Diputación de Badajoz among others.