On 8 March (International Women’s Day), walking through Barcelona was different, like a wave at high tide: taking to the streets were feminists, trans-feminists and women called to a workers’ strike of carers and consumers. What was the origin of this mobilisation/wave/flood of bodies that swept through the streets of the city? The manifesto of 8M describes it this way: ‘We are preceded by a long genealogy of women activists, suffragists and trade unionists. Those that brought about the Second Republic, those that fought in the Civil War, those that fought colonialism and those that joined the anti-imperialist struggle.’

Who were those first women activists, suffragists and trade unionists who, as the manifesto mentions, brought about the Second Republic?

We invite you to discover the answer in two encounters with two separate itineraries that follow the trail of these women’s own writings published in libertarian magazines, chronicles, interviews and feminist anthologies. Resuming the meeting with the second part of this tour, we will walk through the borough of Gràcia to the bookshop/cooperative/publishing house Aldarull, in the neighbourhood of Vila de Gràcia, then continue to the cooperative bookshop La Caníbal in Gràcia Nova.

Coordinated by Laura Valencia Lozada

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Photo: Laura Valencia Lozada


Venue: Casa de les Punxes, Avinguda Diagonal, 420, Gràcia
Admission: free. Advance booking required

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