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The School of Architecture and the Government of Navarre inaugurate in Estella a exhibition to 'remember' the Way of St. James
The exhibition 'report / Memories', consisting of objects created by students of design, has been inaugurated in the Tourist Office of Estella-Lizarra.
13 | 10 | 2023
Socks that leave their mark, a waterproof cape inspired by a map, a card game to learn about birds of Navarre, natural cosmetic products, a tool for tasting skewers, kits for making curds and pacharán...
These are some of the products that are part of the project carried out by 3rd year students of the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra in design of the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra in partnership with the Regional Government. The objects have been created with the aim of serving the pilgrim and visitors as a souvenir of their passage through the region on the Camino de Santiago.
The project has materialized in the exhibition 'report / Memories', which opened this week at the Tourist Office of Estella-Lizarra and will remain open until October 22. "The objects on display are carriers of report and can evoke places, people or lived experiences. This project aims to deepen this quality and has as result this exhibition, which sample the richness of tradition, nature and culture of Navarre, "explains Maria Villanueva, one of the teachers of the School of Architecture who have led the activity. In the project have collaborated, in addition, the teachers of the School Santos Bregaña, Amaia Zuazua and María Duro.
The director of the Planning and Tourism Innovation Service of the Government of Navarra, Alberto Ecay, says that "this partnership with students is important because they bring another look to the Camino de Santiago, so strategic for the region. We especially value the work of conceptualization and manufacture of the designs and we hope to materialize some of them for our promotional actions". For her part, María Villanueva adds that this agreement with the regional government is a stimulus for the students, "as it allows them to create a real framework in which to develop their projects and, therefore, an approach to the professional world".
The opening ceremony was also attended by: the head of the Transversal Projects Coordination Department, Nieva Uriz Domezáin; the president of the association of Friends of the Camino de Santiago of Estella-Lizarra, Maxi Ruiz de Larramendi, and other members of this; the director of the School of Architecture, Carlos Naya; and the director of development of the School of Architecture, Eduardo Domingo.
The exhibition also has a contest in which users can vote in person for the object they like the most. A lot of gastronomic products will be raffled among the participants. The author of design who receives the highest number of votes will also win award score .
The exhibition will be displayed at the Estella Tourist Office until October 22. Photo: loaned
Objects not to forget
The 10 best works of the project that have been chosen for the exhibition have been inspired by everything that has to do with living the Camino de Santiago: gastronomy, history, culture, nature and the moments with the people you meet along the way.
The student Ana Andueza has designed Kirolarru, a wineskin inspired by the pilgrim's gourds, containers that were part of the classic attire of the medieval pilgrim, along with the staff and the bag. Rocío Ruiz has also been inspired by ancient attire such as the esclavina and the hat to design Gidari, a waterproof cape that serves as a souvenir with the map of the Camino as decoration. Mirian Águeda decided to design the silicone sock ¿Por qué me sigues? to leave her mark with a message.
On the other hand, Carmen Parrado and Sabina Suárez decided to highlight the gastronomy of Navarre with Kizkilurrin and Patxaran. There are two kits, the first one to make curds and the second one to prepare homemade pacharán.
The rest of the students have focused on the entertainment, utility or well-being of the pilgrim: O-na Natural Balms, by Pablo Barné, natural balms inspired by his great-grandfather's passion for medicinal plants; Korapilo, by Sara Echeveste, a kit consisting of a book of knots and a carabiner with different utilities; Augurium, by Romana Fernández de Piérola, a card game with the birds of Navarre as protagonists; Txotx, by Ariane Legarra, a wooden utensil for tasting skewers; and Lur, by Aroa Salinas, soaps created from medicinal plants.