Project info

Heterotopia is the concept around which this photographic project is born. The project is designed in series format of an undetermined number of photographs taken in the formerly industrial area of Poblenou, district of the city of Barcelona. The word Heterotopia is composed of 2 words: Hetero, which means different and Topos, which means place. The sum of these two words gives rise to the concept of "against space", "imaginary place in the physical" that Foucault defines as heterotopia.

In the area of Barcelona where the shots for the photographic series are made there are 12 brick chimneys from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These chimneys have been protected for their heritage value but most of the buildings of which they were part have been demolished. The series consists of contextualizing the remaining chimneys. These chimneys move us to a different space more than 100 years ago. Currently they have no other function than memory and have nothing to do with what currently accompanies them around.

Therefore, this work has the idea of linking the "present" moment with a past and see how both spaces relate to each other. This relationship is sought early in the morning when the city is waking up and you can still breathe peace and quiet.