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by Miguel Angel Garcia

Europe is a space made up of nations that have or have had problems in their territories with the issue of independence (Ireland, Brittany, Basque Country, Flanders, Catalonia, etc ...) Almost 70% of EU citizens live in territories where the issue of independence has been (or is) a problem. However, from my point of view, the concerns of the citizens of the 21st century remain the basic dependencies (heat, energy, light, communications, privacy). To visualize this hypothesis, the basic idea has been to investigate which elements on the roofs (the epidermis of the city) told us about the most common "dependencies" in each city, which element was the most frequent, and therefore, the one that best defined the idiosyncrasy, the way of life, of the inhabitants of that city, taking photographs of the roofs of the urban area as the most characteristic place of each of the capitals. Those elements (chimneys, skylights, solar panels, ...) I have painted them in red to show the map of the dependencies of each European capital: Paris (chimneys), London (skylights) .... The photos have always been taken from significant watchtowers of each city (St. Paul Cathedral in London, Pompidou Center in Paris, Acropolis in Athens, ..). The global image is Europe # 1 which is a summary image (collage) of all the "dependencies" of the 28 capitals of the European Union: a kind of "instantaneous needs" of a common space such as Europe, but differentiated by particular characteristics. Unity and diversity in the same image: The whole builds a "city" that does not exist in reality, it is the "city" of common needs, which brings us together and, at the same time, differentiates us. A space of tolerance, respect and diversity.

ISBN: 978-84-615-7330-1
Publisher: Galería Nuble
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