Lara San Mamés


Passionate about reading from an early age, Lara San Mamés became interested in languages already in high school. After a bachelor’s degree in Tourism, she decided to continue her education by studying Translation and Interpreting, where she found her true calling. Her journey among horizontalist movements started at the same time, in 2006, with the notorious Bologna Process, followed by the 15M and various neighbourhood struggles. However, it wasn’t until very recently that she reaffirmed her social revolutionary beliefs. And no wonder: early 2014, her district (Gamonal, Burgos, Spain) found itself in the eye of a media storm for a few days due to the struggles against the usual petty tyrant in power. Struggles that, by the way, resulted in an overwhelming victory for the citizens, united against corruption and business oligarchies. However, she’s well aware that the fight has only just. And that’s how she faces up to life, as an unceasing and inevitable struggle in which translation is conceived as a necessary, if not essential, tool not only to spread information and make it accessible to the greatest number of people, but also to trigger and raise social awareness.