We choose Portbou for maximize this “slow” aspect, but above all, because it’s nature as a boundary, as the graphics. In the rims between art and communication, between culture and business, between city and nature spaces.
PARTY GRAPHICS is an annual event to think over the actual model of graphics communication, nowadays strongly linked with an elitism conception, consumption, or to be cool and empathic. One model immersed in a frantic pace and the dictatorship of the day to day, which impedes aspects like the reflection, the research and the innovation.
Celebrating the party in Portbou allows us to publicize a model more functional and handy to professionals, mostly from Barcelona, Madrid and others cities, and we achive that all the participants disputes around their work and their relationship with the media and public.
In Portbou, we offer during three days per year, exhibitions, talks, conferences, workshops, meetings and ludic events to facilitate the transfer of information and experience, from the horizontal structure and establishing a communication between equals.
Words of beneficiaries
In 2013 took place the “ 6th Party of Graphism in Portbou. This event wouldn’t be possible without the effort of all the organization team and the implication of a lot of people that have cooperate voluntarily in the project , from our region and from others cities.
Beyond all this, we still need a magic ingredient to complete the equation which is the addition of all people and entities that believe in it, that gives sense to our project. Without this input, it can’t go any further.
The support of Alchimia Solidaria is just this, a link with the territory, a vote of confidence and an added value that dignifies us. It make us feel confident about ourselves and about our work, and give a real meaning to our effort.
The fact that Alchimia Solidaria trusts us and appraise what we do, till the point of making a financial contribution which allows us to continue with our labour at a time in which the support of other institutions has disappeared, is vital and stimulating, and one of the reasons that give us the necessary forces to carry on.
Thanks from the whole team and the hundred people who enjoy every year the Portbou Graphics Party.
Manel Grávalos, coordinator of Graphics Party.