Oct 192014
 

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.

THE BENCH PROJECT
HIALEAH SOUVENIR
SAVE THE AMERTEC BUILDING
2D-3D ORIGINAL FOREST MAPPING

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.

HICCUP TABLOID
MURAL TASKFORCE
CULTURAL ROUTES

C- Project Hialeah’s hiccups to other milieus, formulate new methodologies for social and creative engagements, and estimulate translocal debates:

GUEST-ARTIST RESIDENCIES
THEORETICAL WRITINGS, DEBATES AND EVENTS

WHO WE ARE
COUNCIL OF NOTABLES