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DEMOCRACIA. Welfare State

13:0015:00 h
Venue: adnplatform
Avda. Can Roquetas esquina Victor Hugo
08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès
Price: Free event
Exhibition

The Welfare State project has its provenance in El Salobral, one of Europe’s largest shanty towns located on the southern outskirts of Madrid. In March 2007, the Madrid City Council and the Regional Government decided the town should be demolished and its inhabitants rehoused.

The video transmits the demolition of these slum properties as if it were a sports event. The public watches the process from its seats on the terraces and urges on the demolition machine’s operators as if they were hooligans.