27 April 2013

25-A, the street

25 April, students in Granada protesting against the tuition fees so expensive from this year on. Chanting: Rajoy, muérete – Rajoy, die [Mariano Rajoy, Spanish Prime Minister]. Organized by socialist students' unions, claiming the beginning of Students' Spring.

22 April 2013

Still the same day

Model: Ewelina Głowacka
Wearing one of Javier Arteta's pieces, the guy who made the hat from the previous entry.

Later on that same day.

21 April 2013

Javier Arteta: "Esculturas dinámicas para llevar en la cabeza"

Dynamic sculptures to wear on one's head

Model: Aśka Warchał, intern at Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, University of Granada

I visited this lovely exhibition last Friday and I hereby strongly recommend it. It's fun. The hats are for sale, and the prices are very affordable!

So, if you happen to be in Granada these days, there you go and see it:
Carmen de la Victoria - Sala Aljibe (Cuesta del Chapiz, 9)
Monday-Friday 5-8pm, till April 30.

17 April 2013

Algeciras – Tangier

Among hundreds of passengers that day – queuing in order to get their passport stamped before the ferry arrived at Moroccan coast, taking photos, having breakfast on board – I was struck by this quiet man, just sitting there on his own.

12 April 2013

Granada, Spain – Québec, Canada


Here we are, these annoying students moaning about their rights once again. Yesterday my very own School of Translation & Interpreting of the University of Granada, Spain, hosted a small conference chaired by Andrea Sánchez.

Andrea presented an audiovisual material she and a group of volunteers translated & subtitled over the past few months. It is now available on this blog: http://traductoresporlaeducacion.blogspot.com.es/ [Spanish subs, videos mostly in French].

The content are mainly videos, related to and depicting Le printemps Québécois, i.e. a series of massive protests of Quebecker students which happened last academic year, as a response to radically raised tuition fees. The protests provoked an overreaction of Canadian government. This led to the implementation of a number of openly antidemocratic regulations, such as limitations to the right to gather, etc. In effect, the whole Quebecker society found itself involved in which no longer was a student-only case, and demonstrated a huge amount of solidarity with the students.

By consequence, the tuition fees were frozen. Andrea (who spent her last year abroad studying in Montreal) & her group try to show similar things are possible in Spain, which is the reason why the blog was created and all the audiovisual material subtitled. So that everybody (at our university at least) can see the assault at the public higher education system, being carried out by current Spanish right-wing government, can be stopped. We just need to be unified and active.

Now playing: the videos from Québec @ School of Translation & Interpreting, University of Granada

Andrea is playing the videos. On the screen: The students go into action EVERYWHERE

In front of Andrea: pines verdes, i.e. small, green squares of cloth, used as a symbol of resistance at the University of Granada

Marrakech, Morocco – Granada, Spain. How the pics travel

Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Potemkin Bar, Granada, Spain. My newest exhibition seen in the mirror. Roughly 3 weeks left!

02 April 2013

NOT SELECTED (another one)

…for the upcoming micro-exhibition in Granada, Spain. Now, as it will take place in Spain:

Rechazada para la microexposición de mañana en Bar Potemkin en Granada. Para los que no se han enterado todavía, las fotos "no seleccionadas" deben servir de pistas…:)

26/03/2013, IMLIL, MARRUECOS

01 April 2013


…for my upcoming micro-exhibition at POTEMKIN BAR (Granada, Spain). But why not take a look anyway? :)

26/03/2013: Children coming home from school: near the Amssakrou village, Morocco