Nov 202013

Georgia Bullets
Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza
November 12 –  December 21
CCE Miami

Georgia Bullets is a project that runs parallel to TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food, a major traveling exhibition that focuses on the work of Spanish designers in relation to food and culinary cultures. Georgia Bullets assumes a perspective that is, at once, the opposite of and a compliment to the relationship between professional design and culinary production: it looks at the anonymous and popular configurations that emerge around local food cultures. It focuses on non-professional production of objects, graphics, and behaviors within the context in which they are generated and employed. It also aims to understand how this localized production deals with the multitude of generic objects which, due to their economic accessibility, have invaded the city.

Along with an exhibition component, the project includes a pair of workshops with students from DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High School) and with students from the Culinary Institute of Miami Dade College. A 32-page tabloid, in a run of 20,000 copies, has been produced as an integral part of Georgia Bullets and will distributed at various points throughout the city. The tabloid is part of an editorial project––that Moreno and Oroza have been developing since 2009.

Special thanks to Julie Kahn for allowing us to present a slideshow related to her project Swamp Cabbage, an investigation into local Florida food cultures, as part of this exhibition.

Georgia bullets at Design Log

Nov 022013
Gerogia Bullets - CCE Miami - 2013

Gerogia Bullets – CCE Miami – 2013

Images here

Opening Nov 12, 2013 – on view until December 21
At CCEMiami – Free admission

Exhibition by Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza, as a parallel project to TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food. It will include a 32-page Tabloid, workshops with students from DASH and the Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College, and different collection of objects.

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Oct 162009

CCE Miami presents Proyecto Habitar
From Oct 16th through Nov 25th, 2009
Raúl Cárdenas / Torolab. White Noise. 2001. Still
Opening reception: Friday, October 16th, 2009. 8:00 p.m.
Location: Centro Cultural Español. 800 Douglas Road, Suite 170. Coral Gables, FL 33134
Dates: From October 16th through Nov 25th, 2009
Curator: Luisa Espino

Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza. Research image. Liberty City. 2008

Research image. Liberty City. 2008

Since the sixties, cities have changed at a dramatic pace. This has been due in large part to real estate and financial interests, disconnected from collective needs. This deep restructuring has affected both demography and socio-economic configurations. The quality of life within each growing sector of the population has been compromised.

At the end of the Twentieth Century, while some neighborhoods deteriorated, others regenerated socially via occupation by the upper class and so generating a rapid rise in the economic value. Every year, more and more people are displaced from their homes because of abandonment of neighborhoods, land expropriation and re-zoning, rate rises and costs that outstrip salaries. The constant pressures of urban decay, land speculation, the establishment of ghettos, the influx of international migrants or the homeless from neighboring regions makes as essential review of our ideas of habitability.

A group of artists has rallied against these situations, fostering a counter culture where contemporary city decadence is approached from different angles. They challenge housing problems, the use of public space, land speculation, urban settlements on the fringe of legality, enforced desertion of neighborhoods and buildings, urban decay and the formation of ghettos. They demand a new approach to homelessness.

Individual and collective artists such as Raúl Cárdenas/Torolab, Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas, Democracia, Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza, Juan Carlos Robles and Todo por la Praxis, illustrate the following cases in Madrid, Seville, Miami, Tijuana and Havana.


Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza. Tabloid. CCE Miami. 2009

En un momento en el que las grandes ciudades de los países desarrollados compiten entre sí por convertirse en iconos de modernidad y sus autoridades invitan a conocidos arquitectos a diseñar edificios emblemáticos, está teniendo lugar en paralelo una Arquitectura de la Necesidad o de Emergencia en manos de personas que no detentan grandes estudios de arquitectura, pero a los que las circustancias les han llevado a convertirse en improvisados arquitectos.

Esta exposición reúne varios ejemplos que, aunque distintos y geográficamente lejanos, tienen como denominador común dar visibilidad a construcciones llevadas a cabo por sus propios habitantes, a menudo de manera caótica, en contextos en los que la realidad social ha relegado a un segundo plano la organización reglada que dicta el urbanismo. Situaciones y procesos, en la mayoría de los casos espontáneos, que con el paso del tiempo han dado lugar a verdaderas tipologías en sectores que carecen de servicios sociales y de abastecimiento básicos.

Los artistas y colectivos Raúl Cárdenas/Torolab, Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas, Democracia, Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza, Juan Carlos Robles y Todo por la Praxis, han dado imagen a algunos casos de Madrid, Sevilla, Miami, Tijuana y La Habana.

Activities at the Cultural Center of Spain are sponsored by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation to the Development (AECID), Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Schedule is subject to changes. All activities have limited seating. For more information, please visit
Centro Cultural Español
800 Douglas Road. Suite 170
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ph: 305.448.9677