"El campo de la cebada" - Example of tactical urbanism in Madrid
Here is an extract of an article talking about Tactical Urbanism in Europe:
"In Europe and, more specifically in Spain, where social claims reached an unexpected quota in 2011, we come across many examples of empowerment from these roots and self-management.
The vacant lot “El Campo de la Cebada,” for instance, which translated means ‘the field of barley,’ is a collective formed by neighbors who decided to take a position on the degradation of this public space situated right in the city center of Madrid. After having defined common needs under the neighbors and seeking support, a process of negotiation with city hall started that permitted them to progressively develop the project.
Depending on the demands and criteria of the neighbors, activities like urban farming, open-air cinema and sport fields were planned."
Source: Mas Context
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- Communication as a Tool for Empowerment – MAS CONTEXT
- El campo de cebada