Ana Robles Pérez
“The arrival of the first Spanish settler dogs”
This ceramic artwork commemorates the arrival of Kit, Kat, Lotus, and Mummy, the pioneering Spanish settler dogs in Villalba de Calatrava. It's one of the centerpieces of "The Settler Dog" universe, where dogs shift their conventional role from human companions to rural pioneers in forsaken villages. Unveiled on August 8th, 2023, during the village festivities, and meticulously crafted in the traditional "Talaverana" ceramic style of Villalba’s street signs, this piece honors the four-legged family as a symbol of hope and renewal within the village’s community.

Ana Robles Pérez is a social designer and interdisciplinary researcher based in The Netherlands and Spain. Working across audiovisual channels, graphic investigations and collaborative methodologies, her practice acts as a catalyst, disrupting widely accepted social conventions, such as the intricate dynamics of multi-species interactions, the often overlooked narratives of activism, and the wisdom embedded in rural traditional and folkloric knowledge. She graduated Cum Laude and got nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award during her MA in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven.
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