Saturday, 8 May 2021

In this year’s edition (11-16 May), the BARQ festival has scheduled the première of the documentary Yo no quería ir al Piso Cero (I Did Not Want to Go to the Zero Flat), which is being presented just a few metres from the flat’s location.

1,239 people sleep on the street in Barcelona; most of them have been doing so for many years. When the street situation continues over time, it can become a routine that makes it difficult to adapt to existing housing resources. The Arrels Foundation Zero Flat came into being in response to this situation: an apartment with few demands, for people who have been homeless for a long time. Francesc Pla, Eva Serrats, Daniel Cid and Adriana Mas participated in the project. The flat opened in 2017 on Carme Street in Barcelona, and three years later its authors returned to speak with some of its former inhabitants, who now live in flats or residences. One of them, Davide, says: “It is very important to get used to a roof. Then there are other problems to get used to. Others come afterwards.” This was the origin of the documentary Yo no quería ir al Piso Cero, directed by Eva Serrats and with a script by Daniel Cid and Eva Serrats.

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Activity organized by
BARQ Festival. International Architecture Film Festival Barcelona
Pis Zero. Una nova tipologia d’habitatge a debat


Saturday, May 8th

6:30 p.m. Première of the documentary Yo no quería ir al Piso Cero, by Eva Serrats and Daniel Cid.

“I didn’t want to go... but I went...”. “I don’t remember anything... They took me….”
Four years after it opened, some of those who have passed through the Zero Flat tell us about it.

7:00 p.m. Round table: Zero Flat. A new type of housing under debate.

Led by Eva Serrats, director of Leve Projects; Rafael Montserrat, former Zero Flat user; Valentín Roma, writer and art historian and Juan Lemus, from the Communication staff of Arrels Foundation.