Forces of Nature #12

The Ponta Delgada – Azores 2027 bid for European Capital of Culture has launched the “Forces of Nature” photographic series, by the photographer Paulo Goulart. The aim is to show that our nature is human, by showing people that build the culture of this place.

Inês, Carolina, Sara and Bea, alongside Xico, who is not pictured here, form the art collective Atelineiras. Their work focuses on activism and interventional art. Like so many other Azoreans, they have left the island to study. The time they are apart, where each grows individually in different ways, allows for a renovation of how they think collectively. “The departure allows for a constant change, but we return to what matters and makes us who we are”, they say.