Curator #54: Jordi Ubach

Tremp, Talarn, embas

Hi! My name is Jordi Ubach Llorens and I’m from Tremp, a small city (or a large town, depending on your perspective) situated in the county of Pallars Jussà, a special place in the Pre-Pyrenees of Lleida.

I’m 28 years old. I’m a primary school teacher specialising in physical education and I’m a journalist, too. When I finished studying at secondary school I decided I wanted to become a primary school teacher. I even worked as a teacher for a whole year in the same school I went to as a child, in Tremp. I realised, though, that I wasn’t really motivated to continue because I became somewhat disenchanted with the education system. So then I decided to study journalism, which has been my true passion since I was a child. I studied for two years and was then unemployed for the next two before setting up, starting in May 2013, the first on-line newspaper in the Pallars region (Jussà and Sobirà), called Pallars Digital .

Pallars Digital is a project that I initiated on my own but it now relies on numerous contributions from different collaborators. It receives over 700 visits a day from a population pool of just over 20.000 people. Running Pallars Digital takes a lot of my time but it is a very exciting project that motivates me a lot. It is not at all easy to keep a project of this type going but it is very satisfying to be able to keep people from the Pallars well informed and to promote the different possibilities, which are many, that our region offers. I think is vital to do the thing that you enjoy!

In my spare time I play the guitar. I’m one of the two members of L’Últim Burro, an acoustic guitar duo. Four years ago I even recorded a demo with my old group, Pintan Bastos. I have fond memories of this period. I also play basketball in the local team, the Club Bàsquet Tremp.

If you want to know more about me or about the projects I am involved in you can follow me on Twitter @jubach12 or @pallarsdigital.

For me it is a great pleasure to form part of a project as interesting as @CatalanVoices and to help spread the word about the Pallars, one of the most special parts of Catalonia!

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