About us

La Xixa Association is a non-profit association specialised in the research, development and multiplication of theatrical tools and popular education as a means of social transformation. We are a multi-disciplinary and multicultural group of collaborators, with the support of more than 30 volunteers trained in the field of social sciences, pedagogy and arts. The diversity within our team enriches our social and creative work, and that keeps us in permanent training and learning.


We conduct workshops for various groups, training for trainers and artistic actions at a local and international level around three main axes:


  • Interculturality, Racism, Xenophobia, Social Inclusion and Integration;

  • Género, Políticas de Igualdad y Diversidad Sexual;

  • and Active Citizenship, Citizen Participation and Local Development.


La Xixa Association is dedicated to facilitating the creation of spaces of empowerment through Participatory Methodologies, Process-Oriented Psychology and  Theater of the Oppressed, and to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability.


Meritxell Martinez Bellafont

Certified Facilitator in Process-Oriented Psychology, expert in participatory community development processes, at Teatre de l'Oprimit and at the Intercultural Forum Theater. Degree in Social Education and Economics. Co-director and co-founder of the Xixa Association, where he works as a facilitator of individual accompaniment, group facilitator, trainer, Curinga and conducts management and coordination tasks for more than 25 local, national and international projects. Belongs to the network of the Col·lectiu i+ and is co-founder of the School of Theater of the Oppressed of Barcelona.


Adrián Crescini

am a seeker and an experimenter committed to life. Over the years I have experienced Diversity in different dimensions on myself. The personal myth that accompanies me is "Skip the ditch", the dream that has pursued me through my life in which I wake up just when I'm in the air ... jumping, never knowing if I will reach the other side. From a young age I made friends with theater, with psychology, with education and other tools that help me in my self-knowledge, to commit to my ideals and to continue having the impulse to jump. I have tried with different formats, schools and teachers. I am Argentinian (from Mendoza) and I live in the magnificent city of Barcelona, in Catalonia. Over the years I have become an "Expert" in the Method of the Theater of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal, a "Committed Student" of Process Work by Arnold Mindell and a "Restless Worker" for equal Rights and Opportunities. I dedicate myself to accompany groups where the space is created for citizen debate based on the principles of "Deep Democracy" and I dedicate to accompany people in the search of their path.


Ana Fernández-Aballí Altamirano

Specialist in strategic communication, participatory communication, intercultural communication, and advertising and public relations for the third social sector. Degree in Economics from the University of Salamanca (2009), Master in Design and Communication (2010) and Doctor of Social Communication (2016) from the Pompeu Fabra University, where he worked as a teacher and researcher. Currently works as coordinator of communication and research at the La Xixa Teatre Association. He has worked as Project Manager in local, national and European projects for the generation of theatrical, audiovisual and media content, with institutions such as Casa Asia, Platforms Affected by the Mortgage, Tanquem els CIES, Neighborhood Association of Meridiana City, Barcelona City Council - Interculturality Plan, Cristofol Colom Institute, El Llindar Foundation, Citilab Cornellá, Mescladis, among other City Councils, public colleges and civic centers of Barcelona. He has published several articles on his research topics. He has lived in Havana, Caracas, Quito, Salamanca and is currently living in Barcelona.


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