Eva Marichalar-Freixa (Manlleu, 1973) is devoted to education and the arts from a multidisciplinary perspective. Since 2003 she has been a lecturer of the Department of Didactics of Arts and Sciences of the Faculty of Education, Translation and Human Sciences of the University of Vic-Central Central University of Catalonia, where she also serves as the Artistic Director of the Theatre Workshop. In 2013 she submitted her Final Project of the Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education, entitled Learning and creation through wandering: the Mussol experience, in which she carries out the initial stages of research into the pedagogical dimension of walking as an aesthetic practice. Since then, her artistic and academic research has mainly focused on walking practices and live arts, laying the foundations for her PhD, which researches bridges of communication between street arts and training processes outside the classroom.
She lectures in Arts and Community, one of the subjects of the Master’s Degree in Street Art Creation of the University of Lleida and FiraTàrrega. In recent years she has also collaborated as a workshop instructor and facilitator in various training initiatives of the Fair.
In 2012, together with the visual artist Jordi Lafon, she founded Deriva Mussol, an initiative that encourages wandering as an opportunity to generate and share learning and creative processes, and which forms part of the Nursery Project of ACVic, Contemporary Arts Centre.
She writes, directs or performs pieces for her project Virginia Fochs, as well as for other artists or companies. Instability, improvisation and movement are elements with which she feels comfortable and which often accompany her in a dialogue that oscillates between an introspective process focused on the research of origins and an outward-looking process related to social and community practices.