Benvinguts
Benvinguts
al Cabanyal

Edited by Vicente Ferrer with the collaboration of Martín López Lam
Revision and Translation: Sergi Tarín and Neus Berenguer
ISBN: 978-84-936796-6-8
18,5 x 23 cm.
248 pages / hardcover
PVP: 20 euro

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Benvinguts
al Cabanyal

Benvinguts

Benvinguts

Benvinguts

Benvinguts

 

Benvinguts


The severe threat of extinction haunts El Cabanyal and yet this neighbourhood refuses to cease to exist. We believe that this resistance is noteworthy; it should be better known and completely deserves our support. The best way we can support the neighbours who demand the refurbishment of their homes has inspired the publication of this book with a collective authorship.

For its preparation, we have used interviews with the persons who actually live there, as well as written testimony, fragments of literary works as well as articles and news stories tracked down in diverse publications. 35 illustrators and graphic artists have collaborated in this project who have explored the long and windy streets of the neighbourhood in search of meaningful stories which will help to inform those who do not know them and also reveal many unusual and interesting aspects to many neighbours. In one way or another, all the stories talk about the people of Cabanyal, because there are undoubtedly the persons who truly create these places. Benvinguts al Cabanyal is above all a book of memories, a book of illustrated memories.

The 35 illustrators include: Ajubel, Marta Antelo, Arnal Ballester, Mik Baro, Miguel Calatayud, Luis Demano, Oliveiro Dumas, Elfelix, El Persa, Escif, Luci Gutiérrez, Esteban Hernández, Mar Hernández Malota, Alejandra Hidalgo, Lalo Kubala, Sento Llobell, Martín López Lam, MacDiego, Sergio Membrillas, Micharmut, Milimbo, Gerard Miquel, Álvaro Nofuentes, Carlos Maiques, Jorge Parras, Irene Pérez, Mireia Pérez, Marta Pina, Po Poy, Clara-Iris Ramos, Dani Sanchis, Pablo E. Soto, Alejandro Valbuena, Lina Vila and Coca Vilar. Images were also contributed by Artur Heras, Daniel García-Sala and José Penalba, and we invited the poster designer, Josep Renau who, together with his little brother, Juan —author of two of the stories compiled in the book—, spent some of the best days of their childhood in El Cabanyal.

As we mention in the introduction: Welcome to El Cabanyal, it is an extraordinary place where people still say «bon dia» (good morning) and «bona nit» (good night).