22 Oct 12 ESDi students participate in Garage Stories x Docs Barcelona
From 2 to 4 October 2020, the workshop on emerging narratives was held by Garage Stories. 12 students from ESDi Official Undergraduate Degree in Design participated together with other students from Blanquerna and UPC to design and prototype immersive and interactive narratives. Marta Marcó, Erea Fernández, Anna Rodríguez, Aida Cuevas, Pere Bigorra, María Hernando, Belén Siso, Shirin Rahman, Jairo Mirete, María Blanch, María Martí and Andrea Julve spent 3 days solving different social challenges for local non-profit organisations.
The first day at Impact Hub Barcelona started with a welcome by Marta Ordeig, founder of Garage Stories, who presented the hackathon calendar, and a masterclass by Carles Sora, Director of the CITM (Center for Image and Multimedia Technologies) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Afterwards, it was the turn of the presentation of the social challenges by Fundació Ludàlia, The Green City Lab and Abrazo Cultural.
On Saturday, at the Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture, the participating teams took part in a tour of the gardens and orchards with The Green City Lab, a Syrian cooking class with Abrazo Cultural, and a workshop with the children from Fundació Ludàlia. Afterwards, the teams worked hand in hand with mentors Andrea Sacchi, Andy Benyei, Michael Markman, Maja Zavrsnik, Jordi Martos, Montecarlo, Mia Rodríguez-Sarmiento, Lilian Cali and José Carlos Flores to define the idea and build their concept to solve the challenge posed.
On Sunday the winning groups of the 3 challenges were announced:
Challenge 1 – Abrazo Cultural: Team 3, formed by Marta Marcó, Erea Fernández and Anna Rodríguez from ESDi, and Jan Amor from Docs, Míriam Lara from UPC and Fernando Nuevo from Blanquerna, was the winner of the challenge of Abrazo Cultural “How to change the vision we have of refugees by making their talents and cultures visible” with the proposal “In our shoes”.
Challenge 2 – The Green City Lab: “How to promote and maintain over time an active participation of local communities for the co-creation and self-management of community green spaces” was the challenge launched by The Green City Lab. Team 5, made up of Pere Bigorra from ESDi, Mar Gimeno and David Torner from Blanquerna, Núria Lamonja from UPC and Laura Casadiego from Docs, won with the “Green Window” proposal.
Challenge 3 – Fundació Ludàlia:
Team 9, made up of Maria Blanch from ESDi, Julia Campanyo from Blanquerna, Marc Gálvez from UPC and Natalia Ayala and Hana Gausfair from Docs, won the challenge “How to use entertainment as a means of socialisation between people with intellectual disabilities and those without disabilities” by Ludàlia, with her proposal “Beat the Impact”.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Photo credits: Laia Hinojosa González