Presentation of two new exhibitions at CentroCentro: Madrid Diversa and Entre Río y Raíles



Date: 29 September 2022 - 15 January 2023
Past events
  • 29 September 2022 - 29 January 2023
  • 28 September 2022, 10:30 Wednesday


On September 28, at 10:30 a.m., two new exhibition projects starring the city of Madrid, Madrid Diversa and Entre Río y Raíles, will be presented to the media. The curators of the two exhibitions will make a presentation of each project in the Greenhouse space on the 3rd floor, and then the media will be able to visit both exhibitions.

Madrid Diversa, curated by the architects Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña, proposes five views of the contemporary city –The inhabited city, The built city, The shared city, The city of uses and The city in transformation–. The exhibition focuses on diversity, on complexity, as an identifying fact of urban life, and it does so through three different tools: a large-scale map atlas, developed by the 300,000 Km/s think tank; a tour with the vision of five photographers –Eva G. Herrero, Ernesto Peña Sanz, Rainer Torrado, Ángela Suárez and Ana Belén Mejía– and a landscape of sounds created by Lucas Bolaño. It can be seen on floor 3 from September 29, 2022 to January 29, 2023, floor 3.

Between river and rails exposes the results of the research carried out within the framework of the TRAHERE TRAin HEritage REuse project, directed by Graziella Trovato, doctor of architecture and professor at ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid. The exhibition analyzes the successive transformations of Madrid in the 19th and 20th centuries along the Green Railway Corridor, in the old river terraces of the Manzanares. An area that extends along 8 km between the stations of Príncipe Pío and Atocha that, from a contemporary, post-industrial and necessary re-naturalization perspective, today has the opportunity to become an expansion of Madrid Río. The exhibition, which brings together more than 1,000 images, plastic works from archives and documentary collections, audiovisual material and original urban photography, has the special collaboration of the Madrid Railway Museum – FFE. From September 29 to January 15, 2023, floor 4.

From September 29 to January 29, 2023, on the 3rd floor of CentroCentro, with free admission

Madrid Diversa, five views of the city through maps, photographs and sounds

Madrid Diversa proposes an immersion in the Madrid of today, focusing on diversity, through an atlas of large-scale maps, images by five photographers and five soundscapes
The exhibition is curated by the architects Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña Ibañez

On September 29, it opens to the public at CentroCentro, a space of the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council, Madrid Diversa. Curated by the architects Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña, it is an exhibition that focuses on diversity, on multiplicity, as an identifying fact of urban life and one of the main features that characterize Madrid, at a time when cities tend to standardize, to replicate commercial models and cultural structures.

The exhibition proposes an immersion in today's Madrid organized through three different tools: a large-scale map atlas, developed by the 300,000 Km/s think tank; a tour with the vision of five photographers –Eva G. Herrero, Ernesto Peña Sanz, Rainer Torrado, Ángela Suárez and Ana Belén Mejía– and a landscape of sounds created by Lucas Bolaño. The tour looks at five different areas: the built city, the buildings, the inhabited city, the people, the shared city, the public space, the city of uses and the city in transformation.

The cartographies build an algorithmic view that is drawn from massive public data from different sources –National Institute of Statistics, Cadastre, Madrid City Council, topographic base, satellite images, etc.–. Some metrics that not only reflect what the city contains, but also how diverse is what we find in it. Some of the data collected by the maps are, among others, the diversity in the size of the dwelling and of the plots, the diversity in the built qualities, the age of the buildings, the diversity of its inhabitants (ages, sex, nationalities , income); the diversity in the quality and heterogeneity of green infrastructures and the different number of plant species or the diversity of uses and services.

The photographs offer a personal approach made by five artists who record the landscape, the people and the territory: Eva G. Herrero, Ángela Suárez, Ernesto Peña, Rainer Torrado and Ana Belén Mejía. A fragmented vision of neighborhoods, streets, and their inhabitants, which forms an unexpected documentary archive based on photographs and videos in vertical format, as if they were reels.

Lucas Bolaño creates his soundscapes from recent field recordings –made at El Rastro, in Madrid Río, in large architectural spaces such as the Atocha station, in markets and bars–, which are mixed with synthesizers, processed electric guitars and editing. of audio and serve as the common thread of the tour.

The exhibition design is carried out by the architect Pablo Ferreira Navone.

The exhibition has been curated by Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña - Ibáñez. Ariadna Cantis is an Architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. Author, critic and independent architecture curator, she divides her activity between the dissemination of architecture, urban planning, research and curating, through projects, exhibitions, workshops and publications, with the aim of generating critical thinking between architecture and contemporary culture. , investigating in the limits of the disciplines. Javier Peña - Ibáñez is an architect with a studio in Madrid, a curator, researcher, teacher and architecture, design and city consultant. Director of Concentric, Logroño International Festival of Design and Architecture, he focuses his activity on directing, curating and disseminating cultural projects.

More information:
Alexandra Blanch
+34 699 97 50 96

Location on map


Please enter your email and password:


Enter your email and password to register:
Your email is already registered on Would you like to connect your user accounts?