Art, family and confinement: Art as a bond in penitentiary centers
Art projects in the Catalan prisons of Brians II and Wad-Ras
(Catalonia - Spain)
Contents of the conference
Confinement is the nature of prison life. A state we can now remotely relate to because of the Covid-19 pandemic. .
This conference presents a series of multidisciplinary artistic projects carried out in two Barcelona prisons with the aim of strengthening the bonds between locked-down parents and children.
We invite you to participate in this live debate, where we will reflect on the unnatural state of forced lockdown. Together we will look for management strategies that will help our children in future lockdown situations, but also in other contexts.
The presented projects feature real families who regularly visit the Brians II and Wad-Ras prisons in Barcelona. They have been made possible thanks to the Brians II Education and Parental Responsibility Group and the members of the Nius (Nests) artistic project by the CreaMoviment company.
Ángela Peinado: art therapist currently hosting the Creative Development Workshop at the Brians II Penitentiary Centre, where she also leads the Education and Parental Responsibility Management Group. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Teresa Rojas: sculptor and engraver currently hosting the Design Workshop at the Brians II Penitentiary Centre, where she also co-leads the Education and Parental Responsibility Management Group. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Núria Pujol: social worker in the Penal Execution Affairs Support Services at the Brians II Penitentiary Center, where she hosts a social participation table, cares after prisoners with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-leads the Education and Parental Responsibility Management Group. She was the Head of Social Work Programs at Brians II between 2010 and 2019.
Helena Cabo: artistic producer, singer, and mother. She is the founder and director of the theatre for the early childhood project Nius (Nests) and the co-founder of the artistic and pedagogical CreaMoviment (LetsCreateMovement) and Cantem en Familia (Family singing) initiatives. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy.
Eva Vázquez: multidisciplinary visual artist. She is a member of the Nius (Nests) artistic project and hosts Creative Workshops at the Wad-Ras all-female Penitentiary Centre in Barcelona. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Philosophy.