a hiccup : a short lived interruption, or disruption, or change in the natural flow of things.
Hiccup is a collective and organization that situates an industrial periphery at the center of both creative social practice and cultural theory. Through hiccup(ing), we intend to absorb the creativity latent in an urban industrial periphery and unleash the energy for positive social change.
We seek to intervene in a city’s double consciousness: in the gaps created by inhabitants’ ideals of community and life and their daily experience as citizens and urban dwellers, as well as in those between how they see themselves and how others stereotype them as an identitary collective.
Our projects or hiccups emerge from in-depth community knowledge, ethnographic research, and first-hand experiences to elicit the creative potential and sociability of social agents and groups. They develop around three major conceptual areas:
A- Creative sociability around ideal visions and actual experiences of urban life.
B- Re-embellish Hialeah by rearticulating and potentiating vernacular creative practices associated to culinary arts, personal aesthetics, religious arts, quinces’ photography, drag performances, hospitality design, commercial mural paiting, etc.
C- Project Hialeah’s hiccups to other milieus, formulate new methodologies for social and creative engagements, and estimulate translocal debates:
THEORETICAL WRITINGS, DEBATES AND EVENTS