María Faciolince is an anthropologist and multimedia communicator with many roots. A blood daughter of Colombia, she was born in Curaçao, grew up in Uruguay and The Netherlands, and has lived in the UK and Honduras since then. Currently she is based in Barcelona.
As an anthropologist by training, Maria approaches storytelling with an ethnographic gaze. Her experiences as an NGO worker and as an academic researcher with Latin America's marginalized populations have made her deeply sensitive to the responsibilities of representation.
Her frustrations with a lot of portrayals of development have turned into a passion for elevating voices from Global South communities, and crafting more democratic communications that humanise issues and popularise conversations. For Maria, visual communication is a useful bridge to sidestep the dangers of academic and professional detachment from the human story.
-M.A. in Psychology and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews, UK.
-MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.
WORK + ACTIVITIES.
- active in a range of civic and public sector initiatives centred on social, gender and environmental justice.
- worked with various organisations and social movements across Latin America and Europe to strengthen their storytelling and communications.
- recently worked as a researcher of the EJAtlas project within the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technologies in Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)
- photos published and exhibited in Tegucigalpa, Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, New York + Antwerp.
Currently Maria is working with Oxfam on a project to diversify development communications, and on a documentary project on Barcelona’s solidarity economy, funded by the European Cultural Foundation.