Impuls de barri is a project aimed at raising social awareness and community links. It does so through a musical creation process using rap which requires social research, reflection and the creation of links between the young person taking part and the neighbourhood's residents.
The young person’s attention is caught through an artistic and performative action, thus generating an initial link. From here on, a public presentation is made in the neighbourhood and a weekly work routine established which combines group sessions, interviews with community agents, sound recordings to generate bases, music productions and, finally, stagings. At the same time, the project steadily becomes part of the local community fabric and its work spaces, to contribute to the area's cultural revitalisation, with the aim of the task being finished as the young participants themselves gradually assume responsibility for it.
Impuls de barri is a co-production between the Llobregat Block Party Cultural Association and the IGOP-UAB. A pilot experience is under way in the Can Sant Joan neighbourhood, in Montcada i Reixac, with support from the Can Sant Joan Community Board and loaned use of spaces from the City Council.