Atlas: A collection of maps, mainly geographical, presented in book or notebook form.
This project arises as a continuation of the research carried out thanks to the 2019 Ribera Grant awarded by Irun City Council, which was entitled “Emotional Cartography of Bidasoa”.
The main idea revolves around the decision to carry out a practical mediation exercise on the contents researched. Not only to highlight different characters, events, hobbies, etc., but also to work on it in a transversal way with different artistic disciplines.
We are sure that research of these characteristics that deals with interculturality, in a border context at the moment we are living in, provides more plural results in the revision of many aspects of the historical memory of this territory. “In a time of globalisation, the most revealing object of study, the most questioning of ethnocentric or disciplinary pseudo-certainties is interculturality” (Canclini, 2006: 101). Interculturality is the tool with which we have to work for integration. Dialogue, in order to understand and accept our diversity as cultural richness and intangible world heritage, is the basis of our coexistence.
We have called it an atlas, because it presents a series of educational booklets combined with the work of the illustrator Elena Odriozola, highlighting relevant social aspects. Ten small notebooks that tell stories of a geographical space written in an elegant way by María José Noain Maura and with a language that is accessible to all kinds of audiences.
Texts: Maria José Noain Maura
Coordination and layout: Helga Massetani Piemonte
Ilustrations: Elena Odriozola
Traduction: Joxan Elosegi
LG D 00104-2022