The 20tiest of June is World Refugee Day. Every year in Sant Boi a great event is organized to raise awareness upon the subject. For this year I was invited to create an art installation together with 14 (!!) schools and over 670 pupils. Together we wrote messages of hope and questions to reflect directed to all the people that have been forced to leave their houses in the hope of a safer future. The shoes represent the steps taken towards that future, while holding on for dear life.
Over 500 children in Sant Boi collaborated in the creation of bridges to welcome refugees on World Refugee Day.
Installation created with children in the Library of Sant Boi to celebrate: Dia Escolar de la No-Violència i la Pau .
2022 LAC is all about DOORS. The lovely ladies who sing and sew from the Hospital Benito Menni helped me create an installation of Welcome mats. Each piece represents how they want to be seen by their guest when welcoming them in to their home. A delight working with you girls, always! Special thanks to @Marta Rueda ♡ @carol_jauregui gracias por la foto de la inauguración hoy!
Make a Whish
This mosaic is created on a playground, it forms part of 2 pieces, a mermaid and the message bottles. The project is a result from conversations with the children on the playground, asking them what they would like. The kids were so fun and wanted to send messages!
Purissima Sant Boi 2020
Covid was making the celebration impossible so I got the comission to make a lovely group of local female artists and create a mural to celebrate the 75th year of the Purissima Market. It was a blessing to work with this marvelous group creating this delightful mural <3
Human Rights Under the Loop
With youngsters in the youth centre Palau Alos in Barcelona we explored the Human Rights. We had a dialogue about how they are implemented and what out homework is as citizens. The outcome was this installation.
For LAC 2021, the girls that sing and sew from the hospital Benito Menni created this cosy installation. They made film frames about the things they missed most during the lockdown. Spoiler: there were a lot of doggies! The visitors could look at them in the zoetrope.
Mar de Poesia
This installation is part of the project BAUU, by the council of Sant Boi. I interviewed neighbours of the old city centre to talk about their favourite memories in the street of Ateneu Familiar. The biggest building in the street is a very old cinema, so there were a lot of love stories, and well, a few break-ups haha! I picked out 7 memories to recreate the sea. Why the sea? 2000 years ago the water of the sea reached this far!
My Inner Beast
The garden in the ward could use a little colour! For a start I asked the residents what they would love to see every time they would enter the garden. The answer: animals! Each of the residents drew the animal they wanted to represent them, we worked them out together and afterwards painted together on the walls!
Mi Cama Mi Cosmos
For LAC 2018 I got to work with two groups of the most inspiring women. During half a year we met every week to talk what keeps us awake. The results are divers! The women in Benito Menni talked about the things they love doing in bed: dreaming! But the other group had a lot of worries and or snoring husbands keeping them from a sound night of sleep. So we got a circus and a unconfortable bed
During the summer 2018 and 2019 I was in luck, I got to design, devellop and direct ARTaboo. Over 40 young international artists were paired with residents of the psychiatric hospital work together on giving the street a make over and erasing taboes on Mental Health!
This street used to be a tiny hell in the middle of BCN beautiful city centre. On this small piece over 500 trucks drive in and back (peeppeeppeep) from 5 in the morning, till late at night. It was my great pleasure to design and coordinate the project. During two weeks I gathered drawings from neighbours, sellected them in themes and gave them to artists. The artists made a design to paint on the ground, inviting the neighbours to help give colour to the street and have a care and carless day!
Past, Present, Future
In November the residents worked on creating a design for the toolshet in their garden. We painted it during the celebration of World Migrant Day.