Aquí hay dragones
Various authors

Aquí hay dragones is a project for the visibility of people with disabilities in rural environments through artistic practices and urbanism. It seeks to make visible, empower and promote the autonomy, capacities and equality of communities that, especially in the peripheral and rural areas, are usually less visible and able to participate in common life.

Especially in the disability-related world, art favours the creation of work habits, awakens observation and produces changes in people, while developing self-esteem. They believe that artistic practices are a tool that helps discover the capabilities of any person.

In Santa Cruz de La Palma, together with the artists Clara Moreno and Raisa Maudit, they collaborated with different associations and occupational centres whose members live and know the history of the environment, but also neighbourhood associations, municipal workers, botanists and even the parish priest of ‘Nuestra Señora de las Nieves’.

They shared learning experiences by means of walks, urbanism workshops, design and construction, drawing, music and performance, emphasising the environment, the flora, the memory and the heritage of a place as emblematic as the environment of the ‘Real Santuario de las Nieves’ and the ‘Barranco de Las Nieves’.

The project culminated in a “pilgrimage” through the ravine, a journey in which different points of the way were activated, installing a series of furniture designed and built by the participants, artists and Zuloark, inspired by the natural environment itself.

The installation of this furniture (and the collected plants, drawings, stories, music, tastes, interests and own memory) not only valued the natural and heritage environment, but also integration through artistic practices in the context of the periphery.

The “pilgrimage”was open not only to families, but to all those people who wanted to rethink and do something to improve our environment by learning, collaborating together and building a network.

Authors Zuloark, Raisa Maudit, Clara Moreno, Manuel Muñoz, 
Plena Inclusión Canarias, the federated entities 'Asociación
Padisbalta', 'Fundación Taburiente Especial' and 'CEE Destiladera',
as well as 'CO Breña Alta', as well as the neighbourhood associations
and other local agents.
Year 2019-2020
Location Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Collaborators Social Services Area of Santa Cruz de La Palma
City Council.

Photography Courtesy of Zuloark

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