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Ruta de autor and MACBA leave the Museum to follow this itinerary round the immense fortunes made in America and the way the money was spent on the transformation of Barcelona. An itinerary that re-signifies the participation of the indianos (Spanish colonialists) in the colonial spoils, in order to highlight the tales of pillage and their links to the railways, shipbuilding, finances and property sectors on this side of the Atlantic.

The itinerary offers a decolonial experience by establishing a dialogue with the urban grid and the palimpsest of sugar, coffee, liquor, tobacco… that forms some parts of Barcelona.

Ruta de autor
‘Ruta de autor is an initiative promoting independent tours and itineraries. We investigate and activate the tours from our own experience and from a revision of the extraterritorial thematic typical of journeys. Our common denominator is an investigation into the context and the transits that feed what we look at. We evoke different referents to activate the perception and the knowledge of the wanderer.’
www.rutadeautor.com

(De)colonial Barcelona

Programme

FROM 27 TO 30 NOVEMBER 2014
Seu Territori. Free activity. In Spanish. Booking required. 20 places.

TOURS
1. Thursday 27 November
Time: 4 to 5.30 pm
Meeting point: Plaça Antonio López
End point: c/Portaferrissa, 1 (Palau Moja)

2. Saturday 29 November
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Meeting point: Porxos d’en Xifré
End point: La Rambla, 109 (Hotel 1898)

3. Sunday 30 November
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Meeting point: Porxos d’en Xifré
End point: La Rambla, 109 (Hotel 1898)

The Ruta de autor team is formed by:
Aymara Arreaza R. has a degree in Humanities from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela) and a Masters in Communication and Art Criticism from the Universitat de Girona. She has taught on postgraduate courses and contributed as an art critic to several publications such as ‘Culturas’ of La Vanguardia, ‘Papel literario’ of El Nacional and A*desk. She combines this with directing Ruta de autor. At present she is collaborating with the Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) on the creation and management of the route ‘Barcelona and the indianos: Investment in overseas and urban transformation (1835–1916)’. She is also in charge of www.ciudadsincine.com

Lorena Bou Linhares has a degree in Hispanic Philology from the UAB and a Masters in Comparative Literature from the UPF and in Publishing from the UAB. She has worked for Penguin Random House and Los Libros del Lince, among other publishing houses. She combines this activity with the coordination of Ruta de Autor. At present she is collaborating with the Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) in the creation and management of the route ‘Barcelona and the indianos: Investment in overseas and urban transformation (1835–1916)’.


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