LA ESCOCESA

GENERAL INFORMATION / HISTORY

 

 

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DISTRICT

SANT MARTÍ

ADDRESS

PERE IV, 345

08020 BARCELONA

OPENING DATE

2011

OWNERS

Municipal

ACCESS. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BUSES: 7, 56, 60, 92 I 192
TRAM: T4 I T5

SPACE

Ground floor - 480 m2
Mezzanine - 111 m2
First floor - 480 m2
Total - 1071 m2

ARTISTIC USES

Plastic arts 
Visual arts

FUNCTIONS

Training
Production
Promotion

Artistic creation

ACTIVITIES

  • Resident creators and collectives
  • Network projects
  • Specific partnerships with neighbourhood organisations
  • La Escocesa art grants
  • International exchanges
  • Neighbourhood participation projects
  • Creative promotional projects
  • Studios

TOOLS

Residencies
Renting 
Courses 
Partnerships

PROMOTERS

AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA
Associació d'Idees EMA

 

LA ESCOCESA

La Escocesa is a self-managed artistic production centre that focuses on the visual arts with the public in mind. It aims to offer resident creators and collectives a series of different spaces at affordable prices (work spaces, a multipurpose hall, material for production, promotion and international exchange) to foster their professional development and assist them in their artistic career.

La Escocesa is run by L’Associació d’Idees.

AIMS

La Escocesa is a self-managed artistic production centre that focuses on the visual arts with the public in mind. Its aims are to:

  • Promote and offer services of studios, spaces, equipments and materials for creation.
  • Foster the training and development of resident creators and collectives at La Escocesa.
  • Support creators’ professionalisation and assist them in their artistic career.
  • Raise awareness of the project and creators’ creative skills and sensitivities among the general public in the area where they work.
  • Carry out an exchange programme of work between international creators and organisations.

HISTORY

The first building on La Escocesa industrial site dates from around 1885 and was a printed textile factory belonging to the Paul family. From 1877 onwards, different companies rented part of the former factory, including Vero Vidal y Cía. (1881-1936), which acquired the factory and adjoining land to set up the Fábrica Nacional de Colorantes y Explosivos, the result of a merger between businessmen in the chemical industry, and the company Johnston, Shields y Cía. - La Escocesa (1894-1984). This company, which occupied most of the buildings for almost a century, ended up giving its name to the site as a whole. Scottish lads trained Poblenou women in the new technique of crochet, ideal for making curtains and lace. This adventure lasted until 1984 and was characterised by dogged innovation, a trait that remains a hallmark of this site today.

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

NUG arquitectes [Amadeu Santacana + Umberto Viotto]