Imprès des de Indymedia Barcelona : http://barcelona.indymedia.org/
Independent Media Center
Notícies :: especulació i okupació
Makabra audio : el arte de okupacion : the art of occupation
05 des 2006
Makabra have just produced a little bit of magic, entering and occupying the old Can Ricart factory in the Pouble Nou Barrio of Barcelona, where 60 years ago the CNT trucks left from to attempt to build a better world. Now its their turn to add to the unfolding story of creativity, passion and the love of life. heres a load of audio from these amazing few days. Viva Makabra
art_of_occupation.jpg
Weaving together many strands of life here in Barcelona (community, squat, circus, political, media, humour, history, story telling) they now have a lovley new home and complete support from the ever helpful neighbours. Their struggle also has has the support of the UN commisioner for housing, who said "I think your struggle is just, what your doing is correct, I´d just request you to be peaceful.... and keep performing."

Perhaps this circus world is getting bigger and bigger, who knows what it will lead to…

infos:
http://www.lamakabra.org
http://barcelona.indymedia.org
http://www.salvemcanricart.org/

wow, what a few days
this is only the beginning...

audio from the ocupation:
_________________________________________________________________________

interviews with people about the situation;
occupation, squat support from the UN, background into speculation 22@ and the Peuble Nou barrio, the community stance and support groups, what this ocupation might lead to...

Emilios views, one of the neighbours who came to last nights assembly speaks his mind.
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/emilios_views.wav

UN housing officer meets Makabra in Can Ricart
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/un_housing_officer_meetng.wav

Poble Nou and speculation part 1
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/poblenou_and_speculation_1.wav

Poble Nou and speculation part 2
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/poblenou_and_speculation_2.wav

people starting to wake up, what this Makabra maigical spark might lead to...
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/people_starting_to_wake_up.wav
_________________________________________________________________________

the Makabra funeral procession

crying girls at makabra funeral procession
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/crying_girls_at_makabra_wake.wav

makabra wake, sounds from the procession 1
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_wake__sounds_from_the_process

makabra wake, sounds from the procession 2
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_wake__sounds_from_procession_
_________________________________________________________________________

music outside the gates of the Can Ricart factory

drumming at the gates
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/drumming_outside_the_gate.wav

reggae at the gates
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/sounds_and_words_5_-_reggae_at_the_ga

talk at the gates - hallelujiea
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/sounds_and_words_6_-_hallelujiea.wav

chanting at the gates - carer mos mas
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/sounds_ands_words_3_-_carer_mos_mas.w

sounds from the crowd at the gates
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/sounds_from_the_gates.wav
_________________________________________________________________________

inside the gates
gates opened, sounds from the newly occupied Can Ricart factory

inside the gates - makabra okupa music
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_okupa_music_1.wav

inside the gates - makabra accordian and flute reggae
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_accordian_and_flute_reggae.wa

inside the gates - makabra Can Ricart bello chao
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_can_ricart_bello_chao.wav

inside the gates - makabra Can Ricart bom
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/bom_reggae_guy.wav

inside the gates - makabra fire in babylon
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/fire_in_babylon.wav

inside the gates - makabra human sound system
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_human_sound_system.wav

inside the gates - libertad hip hop
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/libertad_hip_hop.wav
_________________________________________________________________________

later on in the occupation

comida, we have food
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/comida__we_have_food.wav

cops create tension at gate when makabra say hi to amigos outside
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/cops_charge.wav

cops leave friends arrive into okupa
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/cops_leave_friends_arrive_into_okupa.

banjolin music at fire, relaxing after the siege
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/banjolin_music_at_fire.wav

_________________________________________________________________________

earlier audio:
_________________________________________________________________________

audio from the eviction:

1 - when the last bit of the makabra circus roof came down
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/when_last_bit_of_roof_came_down.wav
_________________________________________________________________________

audio from the manifestations in placa Jaume

makabra musicians, placa Jaume, start of the street circus, musicians play while a girl dances to the music waving a large red flag
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/start_of_mani_music_organy.wav

makabra musicians 2 and the MC speaks to the crowd
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/music_and_talk.wav

makabra musicians 3, the girl with the guitar
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/guitar_song.wav

makabra musicians 4, girl sings "girona" and crowd joins in
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/girl_singing_crowd_sing_along.wav

makabra musicians 5, the orchestra plays gentle under the conductors dancing
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/makabra_orchestra__gentle.wav

makabra musicians 6, the orchestra raise the tempo
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/m.o_rising_the_tempo.wav

sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhuuuuutttttt, time to depart
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/goodbye_sssccccwwwsttt.wav

crowd chants "otre okupacion"
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/chant.wav

always drinking marching band, night 2
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/always_drinking_marching_band.wav

night 3, african drumming and dancing
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/african_drum.wav

_________________________________________________________________________

related Barcelona squat info
_________________________________________________________________________

3 part audio interview, in spanish and english, with some of the Pallars squatters

audio part 1 : (6 minutes - english)
"pallars , mondays battle to resist the false eviction"
interview with J.
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/pallars1.wav

audio part 2 : (22 minutes - english)
"backround to palllars squat, the legal situation, Peuble Nou: resisting speculation of @22"
interview with J. and Y.
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/pallars2.wav

audio part 3 : (6 minutes - english)
improving the squatter network, homeless and political
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/improving_squatter_network__both_poli

_________________________________________________________________________

Makabra film screening from streets of Gracia


manifesto read in gracia, after nightime street screening
http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/street_screening_manifesto_spoken.wav

_________________________________________________________________________

related infos

Barcelona: 3 early morning raids on 3 squats, including MAKABRA
http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/11/15890.php

Makabra : the art of occupation : el arte de okupacion
http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/12/16192.php

http://indymedia.ie/article/79776 - indymedia ireland thread with ever helpful commentry from barcelona resident iosaf.

building up the RADICAL radio network
http://indymedia.ie/article/71892

Revolt video collective (ireland)
http://revoltvideo.blogspot.com/

This work is in the public domain

Comentaris

a little piece of MAKABRA magic in Barcelona; toward a truly participative architecture
06 des 2006
ola amigos

im writing to you from a very special place in a very special time

a profoundly creative, artistic, political, architectural act has combined to create a point in time which i believe has sparked the beginnings of a truly participative architecture to emerge and a space has been (illegaly) created to facilitate the dialogue and space for that dialogue to lead to an actual built reality. In fact that reality is being constructed and built as i write to you.

This the culmination of what has for me personally been a profound but amazing quarter year architectural journey or battle, from heading to the architecutural bienalle in Venice to "confront" the architectural world (see Cities, radical urbanism, sqatting, social centres - http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/11489.php ) to meeting with my old friends from France and living with them in the french Pavillion, METAVILLA (
Onboard the (French) pirate ship METAVILLA (whats being pointed at in Venice this year? - http://easa.antville.org/stories/1478873/ ) to witnessing first hand, listening to and archiving Lucien Kroll: Moments D`Architectures (http://easa.antville.org/stories/1488710/ ) , which talked about the base of architectureand ecology (the relationship between things), to a healthier "participative bottom up" approach to architecture, planning, society instead of the present which, it was argued, leads to cities burning as we saw in Paris earlier this year in the riots, when communities, people and place are bypassed for profit.

I hope that you can manage to understand this difficult situation and from that support us in this struggle. Its not only a struggle here in Pouble Nou, its about what quality of life people have in other places, its about people taking control of their lives, their communities, their space, their existence.

This is the next stage in the "spiritual ecological revolution" ( http://easa.antville.org/stories/1515516/ ) which is working toward simply a healthy and sustainable existence for all.

We are working with ASF (architects sans frontiers) http://www.asfit.org/it/index.php

message from Manu Chao to the squatters:

HOLA A TOD@S
DESGRACIADAMENTE
ESTOY AHORA BIEN LEJOS DE BARCELONA
Y NO PUEDO ESTAR PRESENTE CON VOSOTR@S
PARA PROTESTAR CONTRA EL ABSURDO DESALOJAMIENTO
DE LA MAKABRA...
...QUÃ VERGÃENZA...
...QUÃ FALTA DE CIVISMO...
...QUÃ FALTA DE LUCIDEZ PENSANDO
EN CÃMO TENDRÃ?A QUE DESAROLLARSE EL ARTE Y LA CULTURA
EN CATALUNYA...ESTOS PRÃXIMOS AÃOS...
...DESALOJAR LA MAKABRA ES UN ACTO BRUTO Y DE AGRESIÃN
A LA CULTURA DEL FUTURO DE ESTE PAÃ?S...
... UN FUTURO EN EL QUE LOS POLÃ?TICOS QUE MANDAN HOY EN DÃ?A
NO ESTARÃ?AN...YA QUE RETIRADOS...Y VIVIENDO DE SUS RENTAS...
...
...ESTEMOS Tod@S UNIDOS PARA ENCONTRAR SOLUCIONES
EN VISTA DE ENCONTRAR UN NUEVO ESPACIO PARA LA MAKABRA...
...PARA ENCONTRAR NUEVOS CAMINOS, LIBRES E INDEPENDIENTES
PARA LA CULTURA Y LAS JUVENTUDES DE CATALUNYA...
DESDE TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA
MANU CHAO

http://www.manuchao.net/news.php?ID=74

audios

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

dunk

ps
i also got to meet the legend steve harris from iron maiden on the streets of barcelona and got to head to their once only gig here in barca for free, on the guest list. great night...
run to the hills......
http://www.ironmaiden.com/homepage.php?section=0&subsec...ion=0

my first "gig" was iron maiden, back on their "seventh son" tour, think i was @ 13 and very small compared to the big rockers in the mosh pits.
Re: Makabra audio : el arte de okupacion : the art of occupation
06 des 2006
Manu chao habla de falta de civismo??!! es decir, cree en las conductas cívicas, apoya las leyes del civisme que implantó el ayuntamiento. Es decir, tiene un bar y por tanto cree necesario que se controle a la gente que bebe en la calle, y a los lateros
Manu chao por suerte no es ningu referente ni politico, ni social, y mucho menos artistico...por lo tanto sólo quda reirse de vuestro apoyo y no publicitarlo más que para que en el proximo botellon le dediquemos litros y litros de birras a su salut...
Sindicat Terrassa