On the occasion of World Women’s Day, Antonio López Arts College in Tomelloso (Ciudad Real) has made a series of activities to pay tribute to women and in particular to women artists. With these activities, a whole work of awareness and sensitization is created, which provokes a reflection on the role of women in our society and the need to give it the visibility it deserves.
These activities were closed with a conference by the digital artist Houda Bakkali, who wanted to break some stereotypes about Arab women. The artist exemplified with images of her own mother in trikini on the beach of Tangier in 1967 the need to overcome the involutionism, the machistastructure, the censorship and the need of continue fighting for freedom and equality between men and women. Also, the artist explained some anecdotes that she has lived throughout her career in the art world and the difficulties that digital techniques still pose in the most classical artistic circles.
Subsequently, Bakkali offered a master class to students of advertising graphics on the need to bet on their own personal brand, betting on a multidisciplinary, versatile, with adaptability and recycling ability continued and know the great work opportunities that Castilla La Mancha offers. She also insisted on the need to raise awareness about the importance of digital communication, visual and graphic arts.
Antonio López Arts College (Tomelloso, Castilla La Mancha), is one of the most prestigious public teaching centres in the field of art, design and creativity in Spain and has an extensive career in which highlights educational excellence and personalized training.