(Obra sonora interactiva para niños (y adultos))
(Urbanotopías of childhood – Interactive audio adventure for children (and adults))
together with Plataforma Averso / Daniel Gonzalez Xavier


One day at dawn, at the top of the hill of the neighborhood Cerro Barón in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, an octopus wakes up inside a shipping container. How did he get in there?
When he leaves the container, the octopus finds objects left behind by the children who had played in the site the previous day, some papers with mysterious clues: a treasure hunt!? Being highly curious, the octopus decides to follow the clues and discovers the neighborhood from the children’s perspective – until finding the final point of the treasure hunt: his own shipping container.

This kind of fantastic audioguide was created based on the experience of a two-day workshop with boys and girls from different neighborhoods of Valparaiso. We worked and played with them in relation to the urban space, implementing theatrical exercises, listening to urban soundscapes, collective mapping and a treasure hunt.

The project seeks to investigate, in a playful and sensitive way, the relationship between the inhabitants and their neighborhood as well as stimulating a creative imaginary.


“Urbanotopías of childhood” is the result of the production residency during ‘Festival Teatro Container’ in Valparaíso (Chile) which we realized together with Plataforma Averso / Daniel Gonzalez Xavier (Brazil).
The presentations of the project were made during the festival in March 2016.


Realization and planification of the workshop: Daniel Gonzalez Xavier, Ariel Dávila + Christina Ruf
Concept and realization of “Urbanotopías of childhood”: Daniel Gonzalez Xavier, Ariel Dávila + Christina Ruf
Script and direction: Ariel Dávila + Christina Ruf (BiNeural-MonoKultur)
Voice: Milca Galea Robles
Music (songs): “El Forastero” KAIKüL (Puerto Montt, Chile), Chiodata “Matutinal”, Monoceros “Little Cowboys”, foxdevilswild & carlmaria “Valparaiso”, “La Contienda” KAIKüL (Puerto Montt, Chile), Acoplex “Plug-inn”, Música Colegio Ana María Janer (Viña del Mar, Chile) “Puerto Valpo”
Projection: Entelequia Proyección
Production: Milca Galea Robles, Plataforma Averso, BiNeural-MonoKultur
Co-Production: Festival Teatro Container, Plataforma Averso, BiNeural-MonoKultur
Thanks to: the children of the neighborhoods Cerro Barón, Cerro de la Cruz and Cordillera, Don Osvaldo, Michelle Fredes, Kena Kokaly and neighbors from the barrio.


DURATION: 35 minutes