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2019 Convening Philadelphia: Collaboration Without Fireworks

Presenters: Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Michael Linares, Pablo Guardiola (Directors of Beta-Local)

Organized by Beta-Local

Selected via Open Call

Betal Local presented its programs and day to day operations through the many forms of collaborations put into practice through the past years. The organization has a focus on creating new conditions from which to produce in and beyond established art and culture circuits. The work takes the form of a critical and practical workshop in Puerto Rico; departing from the conditions of the tropics, the Caribbean and the present time. For Beta-Local it is important to transcend the logic of the big event as the only format to share artistic and cultural work. The approach to collaboration presented through this report concentrates on the goal of developing long term relations based on the importance of everyday work and exchanges.