Inspirational women from the present
I started playing the guitar when I was little, at 6 years old. When I was 13, I started composing songs. And since then I haven´t stopped. I started more "folky" , with acoustic guitar. Now I like the electric guitar with weird effects. When someone ask me what style I do, I say "pop". My songs come out of things of life, the street, a movie that makes me cry. Now, I am 18 years old, and I will play in the next Primavera Sound Festival.
Performer at Heliogábal
One of the most actives little format concert scenes of the city, Heliogàbal is the perfect and natural place to enjoy a live of Elsa de Alfonso, She will play songs of her latest work Desencuentros, as ‘Lo nuestro’, ‘El oleaje’ or ‘Sobre el amor’.
I used to be the agent of illustrators and artists as Sergio Mora, but when my son Nico was born I chose to undertake to life balance and feel close with the child universe. Then I created PLOM, a contemporary art gallery focused on the little ones.
Owner of Plom Gallery
Martha Zimmermann, owner and art curator in Plom Gallery, shows us her gallery, explains how and when the idea was born, tells us about the criteria she follows to choose the artists she sells and the other workshops and activities Plom organizes.
I´m a young designer, frontwoman in my own fashion company, with a style that I define as " Sport Deluxe”, which draws on sports garments in recent decades to create their own universe in which comfort merges with luxury. I love to play with colour and have fun with my job.
Owner of Krizia Robustelle Atelier and Shop
Guided by the own designer Krizia Robustella, the participants are invited to develope a creative activity. The idea is to customize some Eastpak bags, with other elements –as fabrics, sequins or buttons– related to Krizia´s artistic and fashion imagery.
Patricia Aibar AKA Martie Tooth
I paint with watercolors and ink as far as I can remember. When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with the Charcot MarieTooth neurological disorder, and I decided to transform it into part of my artistic work. I recently left my job as a creative in advertising and made my first solo exhibition.
Exhibition at The Secret Room
The most fashionable hairdressing saloon in the city, neuralgic center of part of the artistic city life, is currently exhibiting Fragile, the first solo of the artist Patricia Aibar and her alter ego Marie Tooth. The artist is going to give us a guided tour, explaining everything about her inspirational and creative progress.
I´m a gastronomic journalist and writer and mother of two. I work for El Comidista , most visited spanish food blog (http://blogs.elpais.com/el-comidista/), and El País Semanal , and I’ve published two books for Penguin Random House. I have chosen cooking as part of my job because is a good way to say “I love you”.
Workshops at Foodie Space Coworking
A new co-working in Barcelona, focused on food related jobs is the stage of this activity, combining both cooking and photography. First, Mònica Escudero gives a cooking workshop class, focused on tapas. Then, photographer Mireia Rodriguez gives advice and tricks to take the best food pictures, even with a phone camera.
Art director & Photographer
I´m art director and photographer. I began my career as a graphic designer, working in advertising agencies, but when my daughter was born I decided to change and do something more life balacing with my condition. I always loved photography, and that´s how My Umbrella Studio was born.
Owner of My Umbrella Studio
History of inspirational women in Spain
The feminist movement in Spain culminated this year in the election of 22 women to the new Spanish democratic senate. One year later, anti-discrimination legislation was passed securing equal rights for men and women in Spanish society.
María Goyri de Menéndez Pidal, campaigner for equal rights to education for women, passed away this year. As the first Spanish woman to hold a doctorate degree, she was only permitted to attend classes on the proviso that she not distract her male colleagues.
Women are finally given the right to vote, a small step towards an equal role in shaping Spanish society.
A striking reversal of what was then the norm, Francesca Bonnemaison i Farriols created the first library in Europe exclusively for women. Her aim was to give single, working-class women the chance to gain an education and her efforts put women’s rights well and truly on the agenda.
The first International Women's Day.
Bloggers that attended the Eastpak She Wears Tour in Barcelona
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Artist & Activist