Month: October 2012

The rest of you life

Do you know how sometimes people talk about the first day of the rest of you life? Well, for me, that day was yesterday. I came to the uk in September 1998 to complete my studies in architecture but all became tangled up. It is a bit long to explain but in essence, as I found out later, I was made to study many more years than I should have. In Europe, or at least in Spain, the legal and planning framework, budgeting, eurocodes and urban planing are weaved in within the years of university, implicitly and explicitly. In the UK, on the other hand, maybe due to the amount of overseas students who come, study and leave, non of it is part of the curriculum. Instead, they have chosen to postpone any exposure to those way beyond the end of your degrees. As such, one completes a first degree, works a year to gain experience, takes a second degree, works for two years and then, one needs to decide whether or not to register. …

Quote by Eduardo Chillida

“I’m of the opinion, and this is very important to me, that we are from somewhere. Ideally, we are from one place, where our roots are, but we should reach out to the entire world and borrow ideas from other cultures. Anyplace can be perfect for the person who’s adapted to it. Here in the Basque Country I feel like I’m where I belong, like a tree adapted to the land, but with branches that reach out to the rest of the world. I’m trying to create the work of a person, my own work because I am who I am, and since this is where I’m from, my work will take on particular tones, a sort of dark light, our light.” Eduardo Chillida

Erase una vez, no hace mucho tiempo, nosotros tambien fuimos niños

El problema comienza con el olvido y el mal uso de las palabras. La mayoría de las personas , al crecer, olvidan que una vez fueron niños. Con el olvido, la fragilidad, la falta de poder que una vez sintieron también es olvidada. Y así, cuando un niño sufre los ataque sutiles que de adultos sacudiríamos de nuestros hombros o enfrentaríamos de cabeza, uno no aprecia el efecto que los mismos hubieran causado al niño que una vez fuimos. Hace unas semanas mi sobrina utilizo las palabras cuya llegada he temido hace tiempo. Las que indican el momento en que nosotros, los adultos que le rodeamos, tenemos que dar un paso adelante y protegerle, para crear espacio suficiente en el que pueda desarrollar su personalidad como cada niño requiere. En el colegio varios niños le recordaron que es diferente proveyendo voces de perjuicio a los adultos que les rodean. Ella no sabe que es el racismo, porque en nuestra casa lo normal es ser diferente, pero sospecha que existe una conexión entre el hecho de …