Humanae is a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass. Currently composed of almost 4,000 portraits from volunteers all around the globe, Humanæ pursues to document humanity’s true colors and bring up a critical reflection on the white, red, black and yellow false labels associated with race. The project does not select participants and there is no date set for its completion. It is a journey of open-ended possibilities that enriches the way we see ourselves, beyond faces and colors. Nowadays, the artist has been doing portraits in 36 different cities and 20 different countries.
The II Edition “Catarroja Ciudad Educadora” proposes an intergenerational dialogue on the education of children, taking as a starting point Principle No. 3 of the founding charter of the educating cities, which states: ‘An educating city will promote dialogue between generations, not only as a formula for peaceful coexistence, but also as a search for common and shared projects between groups of people and of different ages. These projects should be oriented towards the realization of civic initiatives and actions whose value consists precisely in their intergenerational character and in the use of the respective capacities and values of different ages’.
In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, the assembly was carried out by a company dedicated to assembling the famous Fallas of Valencia. As always Humanae is printed and installed locally to favor the local economy and reduce shipping distance, in order to reduce the carbon footprint.
Donation to public school
At the end of the “Catarroja Educating City” project, Humanae stayed in the city by donating the installation to a school recently built in the area.
In addition to a public conference, several online workshops were held for students and teachers from the educational community of Catarroja.