Just two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council of Castell d'Aro, Platja d'Aro and S'Agaró wants to remember the experiences of these 24 months in the municipality - from March 2020 to March 2022- with the DESPERTS project · From anxiety to hope , which is articulated from four actions: a photographic, audiovisual and interactive exhibition; publishing a book; the broadcast of a special program on Ràdio Platja d'Aro and the creation of the website www.desperts.com where this content is collected. Citizens, public workers and visitors and tourists are the protagonists: a journey that begins with the first confinement and ends with the new social dynamics thanks to mass vaccination. A tribute to the collective resilience, a memory for all the losses and a cry of hope for the human value that has been born in these months.
The photographic, audiovisual and interactive exhibition can be enjoyed at the Antic Casino in Castell d'Aro on the weekends of 12 and 13 and 19 and 20 March (10 am-2pm and 5 pm-8pm) with a tour for six spaces that capture the moods of the last two years: anxiety, resilience, adaptation, transformation, vitality or hope. To do this, the visitor is offered to immerse themselves in this journey from 50 large format snapshots; images captured by eight authors, but mostly by photographers Lluís Català, Jordi Geli, Jordi Mas and Aniol Resclosa. But also with multiple real elements of setting that help the visitor to immerse themselves in every moment lived: masks, partitions, security fences, distance vinyls, etc. Acoustic elements can be heard from news and news programs or songs that have marked these times. There will also be an audiovisual with 250 images, or you will even be able to interact to remember what the usual work video conferences were like or with friends and family ... And also to see the collection of a hundred children's drawings made during the first confinement - many with the motto Everything will be fine - and that the vailets of the municipality sent to the Tourist Office.
There will also be a space dedicated to the testimony of 30 people from the municipality who reflect on their experience: you can see their portrait - captured by the Associació Educant la Mirada - and listen via a QR code to the full interview, d 'about 15 minutes each, performed by the Cultural Group Ràdio Platja d'Aro. At the same time, a selection of excerpts from these conversations make up the 30-minute program that will be broadcast on Sunday 13 March (12 noon) on the municipal radio station Ràdio Platja d'Aro. They are diverse and plural profiles in age, profession or interests: from the Chief of the Local Police to a student of Primary; from the director of a nursing home to a mother who had her daughter in full confinement; from a nightclub businessman forced to close his premises to a young woman who had to face selectivity in full confinement.