Singing and Making Paper

The songs sung at paper mills provide insight and understanding in terms of feelings

By Jordi Castellví. Published by the MNACTEC and the Capellades Paper Mill Museum

Old working and celebratory songs paint a landscape of a society that no longer exists, their poetry reflecting on the social context, conflicts, categories, differences and inequalities. And so the songs sung at the paper mills break the silence of industrial heritage, seen up until now only through cold, mute technological exhibits, to offer us insight and understanding in terms of feelings.