A Senegalese by birth, he arrived in Spain in the year 2000. He is just one more participant in the continuous flow of people who traverse the corners of the world, who come and go across unfamiliar lands. This facet of being a migrant is a fundamental part of his identity.
With his mobile phone, Augustin films the journey and the different territories through which the route takes him. In this way, he provides a first-hand account of the challenges faced by people who travel by road between Europe and Africa, a millennial itinerary formerly referred to as the Gold Route.
His work in “Cáritas” enables him to develop his craftsmanship. Thanks to his trade, he is in charge of restoring books for the Alhambra and for the University of Granada, among others.
(The) Others are part of his own self. That is why he is always there for whatever is needed from him: laughing, sharing, consoling, helping, celebrating… He is his friends’ friend and he always shows that.
His family is everything to him: the beginning and the end of his struggle, of his learning process, of his success and sacrifices. For them he is capable of anything and without them there is no possible future.
His start-up, Teranga GO!, has a sole objective: facilitating the journey between Africa and Europe for those who wish to travel by road.
His relationship with people from other cultures, countries and continents is a reflection of his ability to generate encounters during which neither the colour of one’s skin nor one’s religion is important.
Professionals such as Ferrán Adriá, or institutions such as the Andalusian Unesco Centre have shared different moments with Augustin, who has thus proven his capacity for dialogue.