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Serendipia

Photographs obtained in Serendipia workshop, organized by artist Mabi Revuelta.
The city as a maze where things happen, and architecture is created, lived and leaved. These are the cornerstones on which we base this workshop. We reflect on the different concepts and the most unusual aspects of our city, both in theoretical and fieldwork sessions.

The purpose of the workshop is the production of a photographic archive from the idea of drift for several areas of the city. The routes cover different areas of Bizkaia, those in which the traces of past activities are visible as ruins or vestiges and also singular and inaccessible areas of our current environment to develop this particular urban portrait.

The term Serendipia derives from the English serendipity, neologism coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 from a Persian folktale called "The Three Princes of Serendip," in which the protagonists, some princes of Serendip Island (which was the Arabic name of Ceylon island, now Sri Lanka), who solved their problems through incredible coincidences.