Creations by students from the School of Arts and Communication will form part of the works on show at one of the most important cultural events this summer season in Madrid: MULAFEST. The Urban Trends Festival will take place at the IFEMA Trade Fair and runs until Sunday, June 29.
The students will set up four stands providing visitors with the opportunity for interaction. "Living Cups" is a project that consists of 6,000 white cardboard cups, of which 2,000 contain lentil and black bean seedlings. The aim of this project is to generate an organic approach that creates the sensation of entering a growing jungle.
"Greetings from the UMO"(Unidentified Mulafest Object) reflects on how imaginary figures from the world of fiction are able to generate new experiences in reality.
"Café Connection" recreates a landscape for relaxation and reflection, inspired by a coffee plantation, with cardboard columns, balloons and hammocks. Lastly, there is a metallic carpet made up of 50,000 one cent coins that conjures up reflections regarding the power of economics on society with the project "Get Rich. Self Service."
The involvement of Universidad Europea in MULAFEST 2014 is capped by an enormous mural, over 26 meters long, to be painted by artist Ricardo Cavolo in collaboration with university students and festival visitors. There will also be a performance including skaters and breakers, along with undergraduate dance and music students.
Two workshops will also be available: one focusing on animation with José Luis Quirós, who was nominated for a Goya Award for the best animation short, and the second, a workshop on acrylic resin in which attendees can create any type of objects from basic polyhedral shapes.