About the participant organisations
Barcelona en Comú
Barcelona en Comú (Catalan for “Barcelona in Common”) is a citizen platform launched in June 2014 that is currently governing in minority in the City of Barcelona. Its policy agenda includes defending social justice and community rights, promoting participatory democracy, introducing mechanisms to tackle corruption, and developing a new model of tourism for Barcelona.
To understand the principles of Barcelona en Comú and how they came about, visit: https://barcelonaencomu.cat/sites/default/files/win-the-city-guide.pdf
The city of Komotini is a unique cultural entity in Greece. It is a patchwork of different cultures, formed due to its key geographical location, with its inhabitants coexisting peacefully over the years. Its turbulent history endowed it with “multiple” identities, which can be seen in its monuments and neighborhoods. In Komotini we share a common vision. Through collective efforts, we promote social cohesion, and we advocate for the right to live with dignity and to have equal access to our services. With these two pillars we are facing the consequences of the economic crises of recent years – and of course Covid -19- with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.
To learn more, visit https://visitkomotini.com/
About the Logo
In this series of posters we tell stories about the people, “the real everyday people”, behind the acts of solidarity in Barcelona and Komotini. The objective was to create an icon that will show how by coming close to one another we can face every upcoming crisis.
The word “solidarity” is transformed into a logotype. It is no longer just a word on a book, a newspaper or a magazine cover. It’s an image, an icon that compacts the entire concept behind this initiative. This logotype is an artistic representation of all that. That’s why it emphasizes the word “solid” and brings the letters closer. In the center is a red dot – a symbolic use indicating the person or the idea behind the act.
We hope that it will be a symbol to use in many other posters, web sites and promotion; An image that people immediately understand even before reading the rest of the information.