Teenage Festival for a Time in the Future

Friday 25 September 2020 - from 5pm to 8:30pm
Young people aged from 15 to 17
Live stream

Participants: people wishing to present their proposals to create the time capsule will have to formalise their registration at the following email address: jovenes@museoreinasofia.es, with the subject #Capsule2050, including a link with a direct download (via Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) to the archive sent, along with a brief explanation of the reason behind the submission of the proposal. Personal details (full name, date of birth, place of residence) must also be stated. Collective contributions must include a short description of the collective and a list of the people involved.   

Proposal deadline: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Force line: The Politics and Aesthetics of Memory and Rethinking the Museum

Organised by: Museo Reina Sofía

Reinterpretation of Alegoría del Invierno (Allegory of Winter) by Remedios Varo, Desmusea, 2020

Drawing inspiration from Remedios Varo’s work Allegory of Winter from the Museo Reina Sofía Collection, equipo1517 invites people to participate in the collective creation of a teenage time capsule: a cache to place elements that reflect the teen spirit of this period, elements to preserve the memory and emotions of the present, casting a desire, a recollection, a protest or a question towards an uncertain future. The elements can take the form of text, image (photographs, memes, etc.), video or audio — any kind of archive which can be saved on to a pen drive, to be buried in the Museo’s blended garden (Sabatini Garden) with the aim of being retrieved in 2050.  

During the #Capsule2050 Festival, a selection of the proposals received will be broadcast and some of the young participants will be connected live. Furthermore, online performances and workshops will take place over the course of the afternoon, before culminating in the live broadcast of the capsule burial ceremony by equipo1517, the collective Desmusea and the team from the Museo’s Education Department.

As a result, this project is a call for teenage youngsters across the world to participate collectively or individually: collectives must choose one sole element that represents them as a group and which expresses an agreed message to launch into the future. They will also be able to explain their motivation over the course of the festival, be it through an explanatory video or via live connection. Groups of teenagers linked to programmes from cultural institutions (museums, cultural centres, art schools, theatres, etc.) will be given preference. In terms of individual proposals, a selection of contributions will be shown during the live stream on the day of the festival.  


5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (CEST)
Live presentation of #Capsule2050 Festival with Museo Reina Sofía and Desmusea

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (CEST)
Make-up tutorial based on Un mundo by Ángeles Santos with Europa Vestidero, joined by equipo1517

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (CEST)
Live streaming of the first segment of audiovisual content of #Capsule2050

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CEST)
Live Q&A with equipo1517 

7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (CEST)
Live streaming of the second segment of audiovisual content of #Capsule2050

8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CEST)
Live streaming of the burial ceremony of the #Capsule2050