Barcelona. January – October, 2021
Cartographies of daily life works with the strength and the fragility of women from Latin America, living and working as home employees in the so-called “care” sector in Barcelona. Their lives, their stories of migration, their powerful attitude confronting the difficulties of legal fragility, and lack of proper work rights, are the core of this project.
Nevertheless, the proposal put its emphasis on their daily life, these micro-universes made of spaces they regularly visit, movements in trains and buses from home to work, daily actions and objects drawing a sensitive map of affections in the city. These maps or cartographies talk about the presence of determined and powerful women, most of them invisible to the system.
The final format is a performative conference, a photographical installation and a collective meal.
Experts of life/ performers
(here are listed the persons who decided to share their testimony publicly. We interviewed and worked with two dozens of other women though)
Karoll Urania Suárez
Karina Pino Gallardo
Dianelis Diéguez La O
General Coordination and support
Nau Ivanow. Center of Residences and Creation. Barcelona, Spain
David Marín (coordination/management)
Fernando González (coordination/management)
Laia Ruiz (Nau Ivanow)
Production and technical support
Aina Juanet (Nau Ivanow)
Collaborations (associations that work with migrant women in Barcelona and with which we were in contact)
Nau Ivanow, Barcelona, Spain
(Cartographies of daily life was part of “Project 027”, 2021, framing initiatives involving art practices and social/territorial issues in Barcelona, supported by Nau Ivanow)
PICE Program (AC/E – Acción Cultural Española for the internationalization of Spanish culture)