CARLOTA ÁLVAREZ · BRUSSELS
She has shared a precious collection of photographs, taken as she discovered her new city on foot. She describes the thought behind these shots in her own words:
“What happens when landscape meets shapes and textures?
By exploring questions regarding landscape, architecture and art; this series is focused on symmetry and balance, creating shape composition studies in Brussels. A walk with a dialogue.
The images are constantly conversing with one another as we connect with the city.”
Carlota also shared with us her personal playlist from those days she spent wandering from gallery to gallery, all the while taking time to look up.
JÚLIA JUSTE · BARCELONA
“I love to play at being a tourist in my own city, and Poble Nou is a neighbourhood where I go to take a holiday without ever leaving Barcelona. A typical day in the area for me would look something like this:
Start off with breakfast at Little Fern followed by a visit to the Can Framis Museum.
I like to have a mid-morning coffee at Espai Joliu, and check on the plants and magazines they have on display in this little jungle of a cafe.
Feeling all green and inspired I might head over to Alblanc Atelier florist, then stop by the noak room store and Espacio 88.
When lunch rolls around one of my go-to spots is Blu Bar, an unpretentious vegan restaurant, with a sunny terrace and delicious menu.
Finally I’ll have my mid-afternoon coffee at Casa Taos, a real gem, and a perfect final moment of calm before heading back to reality.”
IRENE BAQUÉ · LAMPEDUSA
“I travelled to Lampedusa to film a short documentary on the 8th anniversary of one of the deadliest incidents in the mediterranean. In 2013, over 300 migrants died when their boats from Libia sank just 400m from the coast of Lampedusa. During my weekend, I walked from Porta d'Europa to Faro di Levante and witnessed how the people of this small italian island have devoted themselves to welcoming refugees. It was truly moving to be in this remote corner of the Mediterranean sea on such a significant date.”
MARIA CUENCA · MILAN
Many consider Milan the European capital of fashion, but whether you’re here to check on the catwalk, the historic cathedral, or just indulge in aperitivos, you’ll be glad of a few local tips from Maria’s favourite stroll around the city.
PLASTIC COLLECTORS · BARCELONA
A totally plastic free route! Our mates Plastic Collectors are commited to not only removing plastic litter, but reducing it’s production in the first place. It’s about buying local, buying second hand, and making a habit of finding simple solutions to reduce waste. Here they’ve shared with us a perfect Saturday shopping trip to do just that. From second hand clothes, to plastic free shops where you bring your own containers, this route is an inspiring one that shows you just how little we need plastics after all!
ALEX johnstone · london
"Whenever I get a chance to go back and visit London, a long walk helps me reconnect with my hometown. South London is filled with lush parks, bustling markets and plenty of history, but most visitors miss out in favour of the city centre!
For this walk we start on Clapham common, before heading over to En Root for some plant powered goodness. Then it's over to Brixton Market, a stop off for a pint in the Hootenanny garden, and then up to Brockwell park to take in the views of the London skyline.