SinSal Festival


Sinsal Audio

Sinsal Audio

Island ambassador  
Diego Piñeiro Carrera

Sistema Lupo
Fermín G Blanco/ Mr Lupo
Carolina Queipo
Víctor González
María Bescansa
Jaime García Vega
Alba Pérez
Belen Vallina González
Marexada S.L
Arte y Garabato

Illa de San Simón, Redondela.
28 y 29.7.2018

Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo
06 y 07.10.2018




A musical island, that is what San Simón becomes one weekend a year. And there we were, at the bottom of the Vigo estuary, in the Galician summer, surrounded by ancient trees and with provisions of food and drink “dabondo”. Nobody knew who would play those days, but what was clear was that there was going to be an atmosphere, that we would have a great time and we would like to repeat it. And it is that the site is not very big but still full of spectators it becomes wide and relaxed, the place and the environment are taken care of, all the participants are taken into account and, on top of that, it is reached by boat. What else?

Among the attendees, a lot of intrepid families, or what is the same, many people (of all ages) eager to play big. And for that we were there. Lupo system with art and Garabato colleagues hand in hand colonizing the space, by land, sea and air! Throughout Saturday and Sunday, with children and adults, we designed, assembled, disassembled, adjusted and built without stopping everything that we thought could be needed and there were not: small shelters-cabins for little brothers and little sisters, towers, forts and geodesic domes under which we could even camp. The star project was the specific scenario for the family audience, a macro-structure of Palitroques hanging in the middle of a grove of fruit trees, under which Esteban & Manuel acted for us while the sun began to fall. Go enjoy, the best prize for an afternoon of work.

The island was too small for us, and we wanted to conquer the sea, so we set up some structures in a canoe and one after another we went sailing, nobody comes close to our conquered island without seeing our floating architectures!

While this happened in the south of San Simón, to the north, on the island of San Antonio, another group of robinsones wanted to know sustainable construction techniques, even if it was at the cost of staining and soaking (playing with water and mud in summer, how fatal …) We learned the technique of “pallabarro” that, with natural and immediate materials (straw and mud), allows to build small constructions made by ourselves. There we were, mixing, draining, formwork and demolding piece by piece, to let them dry in the sun before putting them into use. The result? A new technique learned, a lot of new Lupo parts, smiling and dirty faces and zero environmental impact.

Everything that surrounds SinSal is mysterious and wonderful, that’s why it is not possible to promise anything, but maybe next year we will see ourselves again in the islands willing to play a lot, learn more and have a better time, if it is possible. I wish yes!


The weekend of October 6-7 was the Autumn Sinsal at the Museo do Mar de Galicia, in Vigo. And as they promised us good music, good architecture and good sea we did not even have to think about it and there we presented our didactic, a lot of pieces and palitroques and camera.

The plan was to follow the idea that Aldo Rossi and César Portela had when they proposed the building: what better way to make a museum on the sea than putting the Vigo estuary around us in the exhibition space. They opened windows on the walls to create living pictures of marine scenes, we started building our windows but creativity, inspiration and a little madness were derived in the intervention on the architecture itself. The boys and girls, and some older spontaneous, set out to modify the gaps with lattices, partial bricklaying, anthropomorphic sculptures … All to maximize the concept of “window”, the maritime environment and the foam itself green.

Encouraged by the success of the project and already with confidence among us we decided to make a replica of the characteristic facade. “Niquelao”. It is true that there was an anecdotal collapse, about a small worker who took a bath of pieces of foam, but both the process and the result would have enchanted Rossi himself, clearly.

When the space itself is so good it is great to see how it becomes the object of the dynamic and the excuse to not stop playing. So, without realizing it, they spent 3 hours without stopping to do and undo and a lot of photos that do not come to do justice to what happened there.

To work like that, and with background music, is the most. You will continue having us ready to appear in the Sinsal that arise and in the Museum of the Sea whenever it is.


External Analysis of Rethinking the School

Recently the good practices of our activity Repensando a Escola have been analyzed by the professor / doctoral Jorge Conde Miguélez in his work for the Master in Research in Education, Cultural Diversity and Community Development of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The conclusions have been that the project fulfills to a high degree the criteria of good practices in education from the community perspective. They have been analyzed from the point of view of innovation, sustainability, effectiveness, sustainability, replicability, ethics or the capacity to generate empowerment and networking.

[Link] to see the document in pdf.


Selected Arquia próxima 2012
[ see catalogue ]

Fundación Luis Seoane
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia.
(Delegación de Coruña)

Sistema Lupo

Patricia Amil
David Antuña
Loli Diego
Mar Lista

Sistema Lupo

Description & Pictures
Since 2010 Sistema Lupo develops, in collaboration with the College of Architects of Galicia (delegation of A Coruña) and Fundacion Luis Seoane, an annual course for children to approach the architecture .

Linked to the figure and thought of artist Luis Seoane, characterized by a speech in favor of integration of the arts, teaching is thus permeable to any artistic or creative expression and sometimes takes advantage of the museum exhibitions and visiting guest artists. During these years the workshop (which takes place every Saturday in sessions of two hours) has evolved and today we have two simultaneous programs widely accepted.

Aimed at children aged 6-9 years is organized into lessons that evolve in difficulty throughout the course.

We work with Lupo materials at different scales and materials and children generate a notebook where daily work is collected. Teamwork is an essential part of the workshop through Lupo challenges that close each session.

In these workshops general topics such as scale, materials, proportions, color, composition, not only applicable to architecture, but also to art or design, are discussed.

Another series of workshops bring together art and architecture from different ages and backgrounds and try to interconnect artistic expression with its social, environmental or historical conditions.

All this to try to generate in the child an optimal climate for the development of their capabilities. In a highly entertaining environment and out of school education we foster a cross teaching where everyone brings their knowledge and experiences to critically interpret the themes proposed.

Aimed at children aged 10-12 years emerged as a requirement of children who completed their passage through Nenoarquitectura and want to maintain their presence in the workshops. It is therefore an “order” of the children themselves that after a full year they dominate the issues and challenges proposed and therefore demand a higher degree of difficulty.

This block has introduced the design world even harder giving more freedom to the child in the design process and project, even providing them with the tools to create new Lupo challenges.

The use of specific software is introduced through VIRTUAL LUPO so we can include more activities related to 3D vision. The use of virtual techniques such as Augmented Reality tries to keep the connection between the virtual world and the real through challenges that project with virtual tools and built with natural joins.

The project name comes from the thesis of architect David Antunes, a regular contributor to Lupo System and monitor in these workshops who designed this teaching module for of primary school and for us it means closing an educational transfer of knowledge cycle between universities and society.

Lupo + Los Carpinteros

Gijón, 2010

Didactic project
Fermín González Blanco

Lucía García

Aida Rodríguez
Elena Álvarez

Didactic activity for the exhibition Pasajes. Viajes por el híper-espacio.

Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

Exhibition curators
Daniela Zyman
Benjamin Weil

In association with
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection

Los Carpinteros in [here]

Description & Pictures
The exhibition, composed mostly of installations and large-scale works, is designed to foster a contemplative journey, reintroducing the viewer in the center of the artistic experience itself, and proposing an immersive journey into a perceptual dimension that activates the physical, sensual and brain.

In that sense, an active didactic approach is proposed using the Lupo System. A teaching material suitable for large-scale works and composed of polystyrene modules. A building material that allows participants to create shapes and scenes in an unusual scale. The proposed workshops forced participation in group, being collaboration one of the fundamental objectives of the system.

One of exhibition highlights is the piece “Frío Estudio del Desastre” from LOS CARPINTEROS. It invites viewers to participate in a frozen moment in time. A fleeting photographic scene that, thanks to the exhibition design, can be lived creating a special space-time relationship.

The didactic workshop will seek to recreate this feeling and try to explain two key concepts in the work:
– The vulnerability of architectural structures by studying the wall.
– The relationship space-time in the art installation.


[ download dossier in pdf -spanish- ]