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Conectados extends its stay at La Térmica Cultural with a program of activities for all audiences

  • The Connected exhibition can be visited free of charge until December 31.
  • The program of activities linked to the exhibition brings to La Térmica Cultural workshops, lectures and debates for children and the general public.
  • Kabu Verdi: Hora di bai exhibition closes on Sunday, October 15

The exhibition Connected. Energy and Eco-science extends its stay at La Térmica Cultural in Ponferrada until December 31. The exhibition, which opened its doors to the public on July 14, can be visited free of charge in the Condensadores room, an impressive space that occupies what used to be the lower part of the turbines of the Compostilla I thermal power plant.

In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied during these months by an intense program of free activities linked to this exhibition, including workshops, lectures and sessions aimed at both children and the general public. The program will be unfolding throughout these three months and can be consulted both on the website www.latermicacultural.es and on its social networks.

The activities aimed at children are now available for booking. Thus, from this October until Christmas there will be five workshops related to science and energy that will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, Saturday 4 November, and Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December. In these free workshops, youngsters will experiment to learn about static electricity and will have the opportunity to participate in gymkhanas with challenges and tests related to energy.

The exhibition Connected. Energy and Eco-science brings together the advertisements and works of more than twenty artists through the advertising campaigns launched first by the Center for Energy Studies (CEE) and then by its successor, the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). The exhibition also illustrates how the social perception of different energy sources has evolved, from fossil fuels to green hydrogen, also taking as a starting point the use of fossil fuels and how their availability and price have moved at the pace set by armed conflicts. Furthermore, only reused, recycled and recyclable materials are used in this exhibition. The responsibility for the exhibition and graphic design, developed from cardboard tubes, is the result of a call for proposals from the Madrid Designers Association. Easily assembled and transportable, and itinerant in nature, it is expected to be set up in 2024 in other parts of Spain.

Kabu Verdi closes its doors on October 15

The exhibition Kabu Verdi: Hora di bai, located in the Hulla room of La Térmica Cultural, will be open until next Sunday, October 15. The finishing touch to the exhibition will be on Thursday 12th at 12:00 pm with the screening of the documentary Si ka badu, ka ta biradu. To attend it is necessary to book in advance through the website or at the box office during opening hours of the installation.

Si no te vas, no puedes volver, in Spanish, is a verse by the Cape Verdean poet Eugénio Tavares that responds to his country's complex relationship with emigration. This documentary is about the role of migrant women in the survival and well-being of their families, in the Galician town of Burela and on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago, on both sides of the migration flow. Four generations of women tell their life stories in this social documentary, a faithful portrait of the sexual division and the transnational organization of care.

This projection has been co-funded by the Xunta de Galicia and is part of the academic project Cape Verdean families in Galicia. Impact for the development of the transnationalization of care and remittances, carried out by the researchers of the Sociology and Anthropology faculties of the University of A Coruña (UDC), Antía Pérez Caramés, Luzia Oca González, Belén Fernández Suárez, Keina Espiñeira González and Iria Vázquez Silva.

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