Laia Teruel

Journalist and Social Educator

Catalonia (Spain)

From September 29 to September 30, 2018

Biography —

Member of SomAtents, a reporting association, since 2013, taking part as a writer of social issues and co-directing the project to recover the historical memory of the old prison, a woman’s jail located in Barcelona’s neighborhood of Raval. She also collaborates as editor in the magazine Barcelona Metropolis. Laia has a master’s degree: social intervention in knowledge societies, she works with young people in risk situation at Barceloneta’s neighborhood. She also advises town councils on the new model of socio-educational intervention in situations of risk for minors and their families and writes projects for Suara cooperative. Literary journalism allows her to write about her field of intervention and analysis: the social world and its complexity.

Project —

Project shared with SomAtents group.

The women prison of Reina Amàlia (1839-1936), located in Raval, Barcelona, ​​has been long forgotten by the city. The research, carried out by SomAtents, has begun to visualize his memory and the memory of so many women who lived there, with an exhibition and training workshops destined to groups of the neighborhood. The next stage of the project is the creation of a documentary that recovers the memory of the women who inhabited it, voices obviated by a patriarchal story and narrated from power. Based on the search for historical and testimonial sources, such as the descendants of women prey, SomAtents will create the script for the documentary piece, the previous step to his recording and assembly.