I am beginning a research project which will explore the importance of abandoned buildings as spaces for resistance
These buildings are living ruins; they are used as sites for free speech and protest - a role which seems to be reinforced by the plants claiming space within them. Both people and animals hang out there, citizens care for animals that live there. The buildings in Pontevedra bring me to reflect on practices of care and growth within urban contexts, as well as rights to space, and its acceptable 'functions'. Redevelopment would destroy these habitats.
This estate (private property) is the home of a community of cats, fearful and inoffensive and necessary, who are cared for and fed by the neighbours in this area, and the great gods, who gave us our love for animals.
Sign: Rehabilitation of the building
Liceo Mutante Resiste
Ganaremos o futuro / We will win the future
Building with home for cats (in corner)