The Ciutat Meridiana neighbourhood has the largest concentration of mortgage foreclosures in Barcelona. The majority of those affected are immigrants who bought flats during the real estate bubble and who, caught in negative equity, can no longer afford to keep up their monthly payments. Fili Bravo is the head and charismatic heart (although he doesn’t like us calling him like that) of the Neighbours Association, which, with extraordinary solidarity, struggles to prevent two or three evictions every week.

Attracting approximately sixty to eighty neighbours, mostly women, the weekly meetings are inspiring and exemplary as a civic, supportive and persistent movement. With great dignity and enthusiasm, they seek mutual solutions for their growing poverty and the government’s neglect.

We want to celebrate this movement with a big paella and invite everyone to get to know this neighbourhood that welcomes those who enter the city from the east, either by car or train. Because the periphery is also Barcelona.

Coordinated by Christina Schultz


Christina Schultz

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: Christina Schultz


free. Advance booking required
Participants: 15
Meeting point: Asociación de Vecinos Ciudad Meridiana
Avinguda Rasos de Peguera, 210, 08033 Barcelona
932 76 30 94

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