A Soccer Family

In 2006, for a project in the MA program in Journalism and Mass Communications at UNC, a group of students and faculty members went to a small island off the coast of Chile to document life on the island. This story is one of those: a story about a man who now coaches soccer because he can no longer play. His story is wrapped into a family which values its own soccer history.

hortlab

This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. Hort/lab is a project by Cris Reguant which will allow people living in high-rise buildings, who may not have access to a local community garden, or may not be ambulatory enough to get outside to garden, the opportunity to garden on their terrace or roof. Hort/lab is about having fresh vegetables and herbs with immediate access.

Escola Monseny

This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This school behind Parc Guell, one of Gaudí’s architectural attractions in the city, has incorporated a local garden into the school’s curriculum. The result is that all students in the school visit the garden four times each year to enjoy learning about nature firsthand.

Huerto Sagrada Familia (with subtitles)

This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This garden is two city blocks from the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral, the only public vegetable garden in that neighborhood of the city. The garden is operated by the municipal government of Barcelona and features retired people and prisoners working side by side.

Hortet del Forat de la Vergonya (with subtitles)

This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This garden is located in the City Center of Barcelona, in La Ribera barrio, where, some years ago, buildings were taken down to create an open space in the neighborhood. A struggle ensued between the neighbors and the city government about how to use the space and the neighbors ultimately prevailed. The result is a plaza enjoyed by the people, containing an open garden space to benefit all the nationalities who mix there. read more

Can Masdeu (with subtitles)

This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. Can Masdeu is a communal-living project on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, where 30 people experiment with various approaches to living sustainably together. The community began from a group of people squatting in an abandoned hospital, where they have remained since 2001.