ESC'ers 2022 Federica en Paula


Welkom Federica & Paula, onze volgende ESC vrijwilligers!

Federica’s grootste passie is de wereld van het figuratieve verhaal: illustratie, animatie, graphics en strips. Ze houdt gelukkig ook van de regen. Paula houdt van foto’s nemen, haar favoriete woord is tederheid, of ternura in het Spaans, en je kan haar herkennen aan de bloemen in haar haar. Oja, en zoals je ziet dwaalt João hier ook nog steeds graag rond!

Hello, my name is Federica Faccin, I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and 2D animator from Italy. My greatest passion is the world of figurative narrative: illustration, animation, graphics and comics. I’m fond of artistic cultures, since I enjoy visiting art museums, galleries, performances and festivals. Moreover, I love movies, books and rainy weather. By growing up in a small town surrounded by mountains, since I was little, my parents taught me to respect nature and connect with our natural surroundings. I’m always searching for inspiration and like to be curious about things; therefore, I like travelling and learning about new cultures.

I’ve a Master’s degree in Illustration from the ISIA of Urbino (PU, IT) and I also studied comics at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Tournai (BE), as an Erasmus student. Thanks to this experience, I had the chance to discover and fall in love with Belgian culture and people. For these main reasons, I applied for the ESC programme Destelheide-Hanenbos 2022. I am expecting to increase my skills in the communication, graphic design and management sector and I’ll do my best to help the organisation, by facing new challenges in a foreign context. I feel grateful and happy to have the possibility to be surrounded by people who work in the domain of art, communication and creativity. I’m looking forward to live in this special place in Dworp and learn more about Flemish culture and language.

I can’t wait to meet you all!

When I'm asked to write things about myself I always think about when I was little, or my grandmother making me breakfast or my mother or the time my cousin pulled out my tooth by tying a string to a door. but I don't think I've ever been able to break down all these things. I mean I am who I am because I'm full of all the things that have happened to me, and if you ask me things about myself I'll probably tell you about people who have made me happy or people who have changed me.

I think that's the main reason why I take pictures: for people. It makes me happy to create a space to access a shared vulnerability and maybe know what day you tasted your mother's jumbo or when you felt at home for the first time.

What I can tell you about me is that I have blue hands from all the returns to the sea, that I always wear flowers in my hair, that I write with many diminutives, that my favourite word is tenderness or that I am obsessed with writing everything down and photographing everything so I don't forget anything. but all this makes sense because it is shared.

I expect that from the places I go to, a lot of light like a balm, like rain that pours into you and soaks you all over.

A welcoming shared memory a poem in which we can all fit in.

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