La Makabra

Florencia P. Marano. 2006. Spain. vo Catalan. 30’


La Makabra is a squatted factory, usually occupied by around fifty people. It is open to the public, and it works as a self-managed cultural centre in Barcelona's Poble Nou district. This is one of the social and artistic collectives affected by 22@, the urban design plan responsible for restructuring the district, which plans to evacuate the building. In spite of this situation the squatters continue performing shows and cabarets, because that is how they use this space, placing creativity up against consumption.