From Spain. Lives and works in Valencia.
El Clot building is an apartment block that has been under a demolition threat for the last 20 years by a City Hall plan that forecasts the demolition of 1651 homes in El Cabanyal, Valencia’s historic fishing’ neighbourhood, in order to extend Blasco Ibanyez Avenue to the seafront. City Hall has acquired several homes in the area, closing them as to wait for their demolition. For the last few years, tens of homeless gypsy families have occupied and restored some of these empty apartments in El Clot. This has put the families into the police’s and the court’s spotlight. Recently, the neighbours have come together to defend themselves and to fight against other problems that they must face on a daily basis, such as exclusion, poverty, racism or real estate mobbing.