An urban poetic installation with embroidery, static images, and techno sonic soundscapes.
by Viviana M. C. De La Barca
In Design Phase is an artistic manifestation of perceptions about life.
to textile artisan Haniiko (Iran), photographer Yeugeniia Skydan (Ukraine), and DJ Elena Casalegno (Italy) for crafting together this family and personal love story of peace that attempts to be universal.
A message of hope for inward peace as for World peace.” Viviana M. C. De La Barca, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Autumn 2023.
The IN DESIGN PHASE production team is excited to invite you to IN SLOW MODE, a casual informative and fun evening taking place on Thursday, 25 January 2024.
Please save the following details:
Date: Thursday, 25 January 2024. Time: 18:30 - 21:00 Location: Albert van Abbehuis in Eindhoven (Netherlands).
This evening on the importance of Slowing Down will be taking place with special guests IN the Netherlands.
Short film screening Life Is a Cultural Thread (2022) on the confronting sociocultural aspects via textile, sustainability and women entrepreneurs from around the world
Embroidery Fashion Show with live DJ
Special guests talks: Remake Our World (and over 1,500 global change-maker volunteers) with one of Remake's Ambassadors in their advocacy program for fair pay in the clothing industry, Alegra Collective (Amsterdam) and Turasnu Mexican Textiles (Maastricht)
Networking drinks and snacks
Raffle + more surprises
For tickets and more details as the event approaches, please visit this page.
Viviana, Sahar, Yeugeniia and Elena.
Contact details: LinkedIn Viviana M. C. De La Barca Instagram @viviana.mcdelabarca X @vmcdelabarca
- Photography Y. Skydan and In Design Phase production
On the Author’s Roots
Viviana M. C. De La Barca is a multidisciplinary cultural entrepreneur, writer and director of short films: Life Is A Cultural Thread (2022), Occupy Cultural Threads triptych installation (2021), and short film Life Is A Journey (2019/20).
While all works pay homage to the director’s dear mixed heritage and ancestral linkages, Life Is A Cultural Thread (2022), is dedicated to her maternal legacy as the great granddaughter of Federico Calderón de la Barca Romualdi and Carmen García Vallesinos, both, offspring of Spanish and Italian immigrants to Mexico.
Like them, Viviana’s father Eastern European descent makes her also part of her current home in Europe. The Netherlands is where her marital relationship brought her from Canada. It’s in Dutch land where she has lived the most and where she feels the most at home. Her birthplace, on the other hand, is San Angel. Once a beautiful valley between two volcanoes, one snowcapped and the other of fire in Mexico City.