Elena Media Gil
Thu, 24th March 2022 ines.carvalho

Reset the City: Valencia with Elena Medina Gil

We asked Elena, a media artist and cultural mediator at Centre del Carmen, about the cultural scene in Valencia, Spain. From the most exciting districts to the street art scene, we’re sure you want to write down these recommendations to plan your next visit to Valencia!

Elena Medina Gil, from Centre del Carmen.


Can you describe the cultural scene in Valencia using 4 words only?

Elena: Collaborative, diverse, bright and colourful.


If you could stop time and live forever in a show, which one would it be?

ElenaGran Hotel de las Reinas


Which cultural event would you like to create?

Elena: I would like to create an event in which you will find spaces for horizontal debates and collaborative artistic practice.


Which local artist are you most excited about these days?

Elena: ESCIF, Hyuro, Stool street art, Sara Mono, Maribel Doménech y Manuela Trasobares.


What is the place in Valência where you always feel inspired?

Elena: CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània. 


What are the three artsy things people shouldn’t miss in Valência?

Elena: The street art of the Barrio del Carmen, CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània and Cauce del Río Turia. 


If you could switch lives with an artist or creative for a day, who would it be?

Elena: The singer of Tank and The Bangas.


Barrio del CarmenBarrio del Carmen, Valencia


About Elena


What would you sing at a Karaoke night?

Elena: Gracias a la vida de Violeta Parra - Mercedes Sosa. 


What’s your secret talent?

Elena: Listen carefully. 


What secret conspiracy would you like to start?

Elena: Something to end violence. 


What’s the best Wi-Fi name you’ve seen?

Elena: “Don’t suck my Wi-Fi”. 


What kind of secret society would you like to start?

Elena: I would like to start a society without secrets. 


In one word, how would you sum up a music festival?

Elena: Celebration. 


What would be the absolute worst name you could give your rock band?

ElenaA simple rock band.


What movie would be perfect for a musical?

ElenaThe Brave Little Toaster.  

CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània

CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània