SECOND STEP: FREEDOM OF PRESS FROM THE TRANSITION UNTIL TODAY
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Last November 18, we met at the café De Catro a Catro to attend Pepe Ribas’ lecture, founder of Ajoblanco, one of the countercultural publications most linked to the years of the Transition. This lecture, which is part of the Communication, Power and Counterpower Conferences, served to delve into the concept of freedom of press, being the second step that will help us analyze communication and power relations that are woven through it. The conference entitled “Is there free press?” … Read more

THE FIRST STEP: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DIGITAL ACTIVISM
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On the 17th in Compostela, the Communication, Power and Contrapoder Conferences were launched. The first step of this road for the analysis of problems and alternatives within the current communication, which we will continue until December 8, we accompanied José Candón, who portrayed his vision of digital activism and the contradictions represented by the internet through his extensive experience in the world of communication, activism and new technologies. We met at Gentalha del Pichel at 9 p.m. to listen to … Read more

WARMING UP IN PONTEVEDRA: WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
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Last Thursday November 2 the conference entitled: “Victims, Sinners and Feminazis” took place in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication in the city of Pontevedra. Lorena Arévalo gave us an analysis of how women are represented through the media and the different problems that arise from it. In this event Lorena Arévalo, PhD in Communication Sciences and Master in International Cooperation, presented us through her professional experience how there are several archetypes of women, prefabricated by patriarchy, in mass … Read more

PERFORMING ARTS AND ACTIVISM WORKSHOP: THERE ARE BRIDGES. FOUR DAYS TO DRAW THE X-RAY OF A GAP
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Between May 10 and 13, Vigo will host a workshop organized by ECOAR))) and Teatro Ensalle, under the title “There are Bridges: Four days to draw the x-ray of a gap” with the intention of debating the processes of social and cultural construction, as well as reflect on the possible spaces of convergence between the world of the performing arts and social activism. To carry out this process, the workshop will have people and groups from different backgrounds who will … Read more

WEAVING BRIDGES
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Yesterday, we finished the workshop “There are Brigdes. Four days to draw the X-ray of a gap”. As a culmination of these four days of analysis, action and debate, we decided to end the radiography that we have been doing during this time to bring together strategies and alliances with which to build bridges between the performing arts and social activism. For this we met once again at Teatro Ensalle, where we talked, in a debate that went longer than … Read more

AN X-RAY OF THE GAP
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On the third day of  “There are Brigdes. Four days to draw the X-ray of a gap” we changed the stage to the pedestrian area of the historic neighborhood of Calvario to re-move the city. Teatro Trono once again represented “The Marriage of the Soldadito” to make visible a critique of gender violence. While Avelina Peréz broke with the indifference of the private, the Ghatas Salvaxes paid homage to the victims of Rana Plaza (“3564”), and Vigo’s Teatro Ensalle and … Read more

THE TWO SHORES
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Yesterday, under the rain, Vigo drew a picture full of art and vindication. On the second day of “There are Brigdes. Four days to draw the X-ray of a gap “, different performing arts groups invaded the central Príncipe street and its surroundings. Bolivian group Teatro Trono, brought closer to us one act that are part of their Decolonizing Caravan: “El Matrimonio del Soldadito” (“The Marriage of the Little Soldier”) a critic to Gener violence that is not usually perceived … Read more

INHABITANTS OF GAP
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Hai Pontes (“There are Bridges”) started walking today. Four days to draw the x-ray of a hole. From today until next Saturday we will delve into the role of the performing arts to transform ‘the social’ and that of activism to transform ‘the cultural’, while seeking to weave alliances between both worlds. Today at 5:00 p.m. Teatro Ensalle in Vigo hosted the first of four debate spaces that will be held these days. On this occasion, the meeting point focused … Read more