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26 June 2010
Proyectos solidarios

Montse Badia

En nuestra sociedad constantemente necesitamos “recordatorios” que pongan en primera plana cosas que no funcionan. A veces, es mediante la crítica y a veces mediante proyectos solidarios (que no dejan de ser una manera de crítica que se convierte en acción) que nos señalan las cosas que deberían mejorarse.

“Thinking of Dallipur” es la iniciativa de Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial y la diseñadora Purificación García, que han contado con la colaboración de la artista Alicia Framis para diseñar un “bolso-recordatorio” de las precarias condiciones en las que se vive en una de las aldeas más pobres de la India, Dallipur.

El proyecto tuvo una primera fase en Laboral en el que, a partir de diferentes propuestas se reflexionó, en formato exposición, acerca de las nuevas tecnologías, el uso responsable de la energía y la sostenibilidad. La segunda fase ha consistido en la comercialización de un bolso cuyas ventas se destinan a fines solidarios con la ayuda de Manos Unidas.

Montse Badia has never liked standing still, so she has always thought about travelling, entering into relation with other contexts, distancing herself, to be able to think more clearly about the world. The critique of art and curating have been a way of putting into practice her conviction about the need for critical thought, for idiosyncrasies and individual stances. How, if not, can we question the standardisation to which we are being subjected?
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