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About the project

Intention

Canchas is an anthropological, social and cultural project, which combines multimedia and local stories to describe ‘spontaneous soccer fields and their human side’ around the world. It is a project to find a new medium of meeting and exchange.
 
The spontaneous soccer field (in Spanish cancha) serves world-wide as a starting point around both unbelievable and every-day stories.
 
Canchas are the center of human stories and the personalities around the spontaneous soccer fields, most of them far away from famous players and the big arenas. It concerns canchas with trees, with abysses, in the water, on the mountain, in the desert and on ice, with camels, cars, inside factories and on skyscrapers.
 
Canchas is the joy and emotion of the people, who are in touch with football fields. It is an hommage to those fields and the daily life surrounding them.
 

Motivation

Canchas started as a project by a group of people in Austria, Argentina, Germany and Pakistan and aims to be an open and world-wide project. Everyone can contribute to build up this archive of stories and be part of the network.
 
Canchas did exhibitions and media actions at the EuroCup 2008 and for the World Cup 2010 in several countries.
 
Canchas aims to be a network that nourishes cultural exchange. It is multi-lingual and international and everybody is invited to become part of it!
 

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