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making milpa



Making milpa is a translocal network of artists, makers, mediators, learners and many other different backgrounds exploring forms of collaboration, ways of inhabiting spaces (otherwise) and creating learning environments towards diversity and non-hegemonic forms of thinking.


Making milpa as art practice



Collective graphics 

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MAKING MILPA

Collective graphics.




Mutant LetterPress.
October 2020.
Wrocław, Poland





Making Milpa was a workshop that continued exploring collective forms of making graphic and printmaking (SPAM project) yet modifying and expanding it’s method by including listening, haptics/drawing, walking and talking, improvisation and the use of letterpress tools. This workshop was the first gathering and activity to start developing collective processes and tools from our interactions.

Following the notion of milpa, the paper becomes a place of entanglement and negotiation, creating multiple dialogues by covering or continuing traces, leaving parts incomplete for others to come along.

The graphic process also resembles processes of happening in compost where organic material is decomposing and recomposing by a multiplicity of bacteria and agents. Here images from previous processes and collaborations are cutted, broken into pieces and reassembled and collaged into different arrangements and compositions. Composting as a whole is a fundamental part of the milpa.

These series of cartographies was commissioned and published in Za*zin, a publication edited by Za Group and Krytyka Polityczna. Making Milpa graphic workshop, was realized in collaboration with Emilia Gręziak, Ivan Juarez, Vinicio Libardoni,Varvara Tokareva, Dagmara Swietek and Mutant Letterpress.





Walking and talking through unaccostumed routes in the city. 

Mapping and listening inside a vegetable market.


Drawing and haptics on top of the prints from SPAM.



Maps (2020). Relief, chine colle, drawing. 40cm x 40cm.

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