FORGOTTEN IN EXILE - CONCHIS

As children of immigrant parents, we experience firsthand the frustration and struggles of settling in a foreign country.
However, only as adults in the diaspora do we come to comprehend the challenging reality they have and are still facing.

The story of Conchis is one we can all relate to.



Since her youth, she has been recognized for her hard work and economic independence,
which she balanced with her other full time jobs, keeping the house in order and raising her children.


The strong Venezuelan diaspora, which for more than five years has coerced more than 5 million Venezuelans to begin anew, forced Conchis to leave behind her beloved hometown, Barquisimeto with an arrival of uncertainty in Barcelona, Spain.

In a system where after 70 years old you are considered nobody, we wish to highlight the stories of the elders in our communities, especially those who arrived “late” to foreign countries and had to reset their labor and social lives.
The hope would be to create a space where they can feel included and not discarded for their origins or their age, not forgetting what we have learned from their experiences and the values they passed down to us.

Giving them the space to keep growing, learning and working could be a great advantage to educate future generations so they can unify and develop a sense of community.




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