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IMAGINADO(R)NES is an artistic project based on female empowerment, organized with the Esperança foundation, which is directed towards women who live in the Casa de Recés.
The project, which receives the artistic management of the photographer and activist Marta Fàbregas, has as a starting point the picture of an African woman carrying water containers on her head. Not a very positive image, which makes us reflect on the role that many women have, responsible for the toughest tasks, something that prevents them from getting any education nor empowerment.
The project aims to turn the picture around and work on the ability to imagine as well as on the visualization of their future through the technique of collage and image transfer. Imagining is the first step towards building and shaping their life and horizon.
During the sessions, work is based on three aspects: experience, growth, and contribution to society. The main goal is for the women that participate to ask themselves questions regarding these three aspects so that they can turn thoughts into ideas, and at the same time identify keywords to turn ideas into images, drawings, colors, textures, and finally aesthetic and artistic compositions.
Apart from the theory, participants will be taught the technique of transferring images on canvas, which will create the final artworks - one for each woman - that will replace the photographs currently hung on the Casa del Recés. The result will be a series of 120x40cm frame-mounted canvases with the transferred composition, visualizing what the women "carry" on their head and how they imagine their future.


The Setba Foundation collaborates since 2018 with the Department of Justice of Catalonia's Generalitat. Following the footsteps of the project "Traspassant murs", an artistic intervention in the Centro Educativo de Justicia Juvenil Can Llupià (Can LLupià Juvenile Justice Educative Center) in Barcelona, the Setba Foundation conceived and organized for the first time ever "Traspassant l'objectiu": a currently active participative project which uses photography as a tool for creation, aimed towards women deprived of freedom, and under the artistic direction of the photographer Marta Fàbregas.
This first edition has taken place in the Brians 1 penitentiary center, in Sant Esteve Sessrovires, and has had the collaboration of Olympus, Panasonic and Casanova Foto. The interns have received basic notions of photography, participated in a professional photoshoot, made portraits of one another, and have also been portrayed by Marta Fàbregas. Each project edition finalizes during the International Women's Day and consists of a participative action where the interns glue their portraits in the prison yard.
The objective of the project is to contribute to the empowerment of the interns, focusing on the role of "inspiring muses" that women and every one of them have.


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Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain

Women's international day

From March the 10th to May the 23d, 2020

Marta Fàbregas with Fundació SETBA

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