Lourdes Cabrera is a photographer based in Madrid.
I work with photography to deal with universal themes such as identity, body, origins, ecology, human beings and their social relationships.
My photographs are characterized by very personal narration, of great expressive simplicity, equilibrium and intimacy, very close to poetry.
Do you think it is possible to contribute to a natural area’s development and care without a single will coming from above? Or even coming from a single property or public administration?
Arcipelago ambassadors believe it can be done by establishing a collaborative spirit between the local actors, creating networks, and identifying common identities. They try to do so from an initiative located in a gigantic green area in the south of Bologna, where they have initiated a process to start a dialogue between local actors to show them that similar realities exist and to generate trust and promote a dialogue based in positive, constructive and close realities.
The UR_EU Bologna parliamentary session seeks to open up a space for debate, comments, and open learning about best practices to develop territory through cultural initiatives, social inclusion, and sports in order to contribute to feeding a fundamental ecosystem for the survival of fragile suburban realities.
Arcipelago ambassadors shared a short documentary in collaboration with Lourdes Cabrera: “HILLS_UR_EU Bologna Embassy Documentary Short Film” (original version (IT) with (ENG) subtitles) and lead a subsequent conversation primarily in Italian with the initiatives featured in the documentary: Chiocciola casa del nomade (@chiocciolalacasadelnomade, @parcosassosimonesimoncello, museosassosimonesimoncello), Centro antartide (@centroantartide) and Bologna Montana Bike Area (@bolognamontanabikearea) as invited experts.
They tried to involve everyone interested in participating, regardless of language, to share points of view and experiences.