Field visits

All visits are free, but limited. Previous registration is required. If needed, free transport will be provided from and to the venue. Instructions on the meeting point will be provided during the Symposium.

1. VISIT TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AT DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIÁN COURT BUILDING

The Restorative Justice Service - dependent on the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government - makes available to judicial bodies and citizens a free and complementary method to the judicial route for the resolution of conflicts that reach the courts. It provides its work in the criminal jurisdiction and in the civil-family jurisdiction in judicialized cases of separations and divorces with dependent minor children and in all the judicial districts of our Autonomous Community, remaining free of charge. The RJS offers an alternative to the judicial solution of conflicts and facilitates dialogue between aggressors and victims, with the help of a technical facilitator to try to reach an agreement within the framework of a criminal proceeding. In circles and conferences, the community can also be part of the restorative process, helping to find ways of agreement and reparation. In the field of civil-family jurisdiction, the process will help people to reach an agreement through dialogue

 

2. VISIT TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE FOR VICTIMS AT THE DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIÁN COURT BUILDING

People who have been victims of a crime can go to the Victim Assistance Service, a voluntary and free service dependent on the Department of Equality, Justice and Social Policies of the Basque Government. This service, whose purpose is to accompany victims in their relationship with the penal system, verifying that the so-called "status of the victim in criminal proceedings" is respected.

 

 

 

 

3. VISIT TO THE MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICE IN DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIÁN

Participants will visit the municipal police building and enter into a conversation on the role of municipal police responding to different forms of victimisations and different victim profiles in relation to the general and specific legislation on victims’ rights.

4. VISIT TO THE ERTZAINTZA/AUTONOMOUS BASQUE POLICE OFFICE IN SAN SEBASTIÁN

Participants will visit the Ertzaintza police building at the Antiguo neighbourhood and enter into a conversation on the role of municipal police responding to different forms of victimisations and different victim profiles in relation to the general and specific legislation on victims’ rights 

 

5. VISIT TO THE NATIONAL POLICE OFFICE IN DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIÁN

Participants will visit the national police building in Amara neighbourhood and enter into a conversation on the role of municipal police responding to different forms of victimisations and different victim profiles in relation to the general and specific legislation on victims’ rights and the activity of the scientific police in relation to criminalistics and international police cooperation (Urumea Pasealekua, 17, 20014 Donostia, Gipuzkoa).

6. VISIT TO THE CIVIL GUARD POLICE STATION IN DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIÁN

 

Participants will visit the municipal police building (P.º Galicia, 60, 20015 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa) and enter into a conversation on the role of the Civil Guard responding to different forms of victimisations and different victim profiles in relation to the general and specific legislation on victims’ rights. The museum on terrorism will also be visited and a debate will be opened on counterterrorim and human rights obligations.

 

7. JANE JACOBS WALK

This tour in the city of Donostia/San Sebastián will offer us to debate placemaking from a gender and minority perspective (http://www.janejacobswalk.org/2021-walks/womens-names-in-district-east-of-donostia-spain). Fear of crime or hot spots maps  will be contrasted with Jane Jacob’s ideas on “eyes on the streets” for a more inclusive and participatory informal social control that allows questioning the Lefebvre’s concept on the right to the city and the current prevention strategies, including the so-called “walking safe apps”. The risk of place and group stigmatisation will be discussed.

8. VICTIM MEMORIALS WALK

Participants are invited to a walk in the city starting with the memorial of victims of the Civil War. Later we will visit the joint memorial for victims of terrorism and then some individual memorials on victims of terrorism and political violence, following somehow the model of the “Stolpersteine” or “stumbling stones”. The pros and the cons of the different forms of memorialisations, as expressed by some victims, will be discussed.

9. HONDALEA (DEPTHS OF THE SEA) SCULPTURE AND GREEN VICTIMOLOGY

Excavated inside the hollowed-out lighthouse, Iglesias's work incorporates the peculiar geology and ecology of the Basque coast and the wild waters of the ocean that surround the island. The work of Cristina Iglesias contributes a renewed conception of the sculpture practice. Her search for poetic and symbolic compromise between works and space is always materialised in an aesthetic, visual and dynamic display. Cristina Iglesias, form her own sculptural language, intervenes, and transforms a remote place converting it into a symbol for the defence of ecological causes and environmental conservation. This visit will allow a reflection on green victimology.

10. VISIT TO THE PHOTO EXHIBITION VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE SPANISH CATHOLIC CHURCH: AN OPEN SECRET AT THE EXHIBITION CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

With funds from the newspaper El País, and commissioned by the journalist Juan Ignacio Cortés, author of the book "Wolves with Shepherd's Skin" (2018), this exhibition collects the photographs of different victims of sexual abuse in the Spanish Church at a time when controversial steps have been taken on responses to this type of victimization. The participants will debate with Juan Ignacio Cortés on the idea of an open secret, on the unique stories of each photograph, and the particularities of the Spanish case, compared to other countries. This exhibition has been created for the Symposium and is free and open during the whole week.

11. VISIT TO THE PHOTO EXHIBITION LIFE/VIDA BY GERVASIO SÁNCHEZ AT THE SAN TELMO MUSEUM

In the words of its curator, Gerardo Mosquera: This exhibition brings together a selection of 45 photos – many unpublished – taken by the awarded photojournalist Gervasio Sánchez in very different times, places and contexts. Contrary to his previous exhibitions and books, they have not been divided by theme, origin or date, as corresponds to his work as a reporter, dedicated especially to armed conflicts around the planet. If Sánchez is a great reporter of world stature, this exhibition presents him in a different way: he highlights an artist of the image. Gervasio is as much a poet as he is a reporter, without contradictions. He has not sought hedonism but a beauty with an edge, capable of enhancing and deepening the meaning of images that show us the tragedy of war and violence. He does not create an aesthetic of these misfortunes: he criticizes them through the aesthetic impact and the particular cognitive and communicative powers of art. As Antonio Muñoz Molina has said: “In his camera shot there is always a complaint and there is always poetry”. From Goya to Robert Capa to today's media reporters, war chroniclers are usually death reporters. Sánchez is a reporter of life, of the triumph of life over destructive violence. This vision focuses all of his work, and it is the main theme of this exhibition. A poet, John Yau, has said that there are no longer any heroes: only survivors. But the survivors can also be winners, and Gervasio portrays them in their return to life. His images focus on teaching how life overlaps, how it manifests itself amidst the ruins of war and death, overcoming them. They often express a paradoxical, lacerating joy, because they document life that refuses to be annihilated. Beyond the mines, the disappeared, the bombings and Sierra Leone, this is the biggest story, the great event of permanent and ahistorical relevance that Gervasio Sánchez reports to us”.

This exhibition has been created for the Symposium and is free and open during the whole week.