CeRCCa – Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles is an independent non-profit cultural association that has been developing research and artistic projects since 2009.
CeRCCa is based in an old house in Llorenç del Penedès, a small village located in the Penedès region of Catalonia. Llorenç del Penedès is a village integrated in the contemporary processes of urban and social transformation: Although it maintains its sense of community through a strong presence of cultural associations, this same community is being challenged by processes of urban expansion, industrial development and social diversification making the village an example of the new dialogues and confrontations that have emerged as a consequence of globalization. Ingrained in this context, CeRCCa develops its activities through a double strategy:
On one hand and through its interdisciplinary A.I.R Program, CeRCCa facilitates living and working space for artists, curators and cultural researchers interested in temporarily being part of the context of Llorenç del Penedès. Through its A.I.R Program CeRCCa supports research and creative practices that are interdisciplinary, collaborative and site specific.
On the other, CeRCCa develops Research and Curatorial Projects that have as a common denominator the critical reflection on the phenomenon of artistic mobility, whilst implementing different initiatives that reflect, theoretically and practically, about A.I.Rs as a creative model focusing on the Mediterranean region.