Untold Stories Barcelona: We are all different, each of us in our unique way
The Project “Untold Stories” started in August 2020. So far, the project has been very interesting for all the people involved. Untold Stories had the opportunity to hear the story of around 40 people from 27 nationalities. The project activities are being carried either in person or through online interviews, and after that, the interviewed are invited to take part in one photo-session. We had great moments meeting a few participants in person when we were allowed. With the covid-19 conditions oscillating, however, our team had to adapt while implementing the project.
The main impacts were in the interviews, which now are mostly conducted online. Photo-sessions were also affected and, unfortunately, we could not meet some participants in person yet. In this meantime, the creators of the project could gladly see that all of the participants have different and really inspiring stories, which show how different experiences of adapting to a new city can be and what Barcelona means for each of them. On the other hand, the volunteers also have been having a lot of good experiences by getting to know such interesting stories and also sharing their own as participants.
The participants also are very excited about learning how to conduct interviews, take professional pictures among many other skills. Untold Stories are looking for diversity, so they would like to hear from different backgrounds, ages, and nationalities, currently living in Barcelona, interested in telling their stories as well as sharing their perspectives about the process of settling into this new city. Photo: participants will also be invited to have their photo taken to feature alongside their story (if they are comfortable with it)
Online: each participant’s story and photo will be posted on the project’s official website and social media pages Exhibition: at the end of the project, some stories will be included in the “Untold Stories” photobook and photo exhibition