ESTA ES UNA PLAZA #madrid #SP

Doctor Fourquet, 24. Madrid, Spain
#english

1700 square meters open air space. Its core is an organic garden, but there’s also an agora, a space for fixing bikes, a deposit, a free library, a children’s ground, some furniture… It’s located in a former abandoned lot in the central neighborhood of Lavapiés (Madrid). Squatted in 2008, the community established a cession agreement with the City Council between 2010 and 2014. Management of the space falls on a citizen assembly and volunteer neighbors that organize opening, closing, cleaning and promotion of activities. During 2015, they claim to renew a cession compromise from the municipality.

#spanish

Espacio de 1.700 metros cuadrados al aire libre en el barrio de Lavapiés (distrito centro de Madrid) impulsado por vecinos en 2008 y cedido por la administración municipal entre 2010 y 2014. Su núcleo es un huerto orgánico, pero también cuenta con un pequeño anfiteatro, un espacio para taller de bicicletas, un depósito, una biblioteca, parque para niños, mobiliario urbano… Localizado en un solar abandonado. Gestionado por una asamblea ciudadana y vecinos que se organizan para abrir, cerrar, limpiar y promover actividades. En 2015 reclaman un nuevo compromiso de cesión del espacio por parte del Ayuntamiento.

sources / contact

Mail: estaesunaplaza@gmail.com
Sundays and sunny days:
caring and enjoying the plaza
Working in the orchars: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoon
Fixing bikes: every Sunday from 10:30 to 14:00
Esta es una plaza
Esta es una plaza. May 25th, 2015

legal framework

The proprietary of the lot is the municipality of Madrid. After two years of occupation (2008 – 2010), an agreement was sign with a cultural association constituted on purpose. The space is absolutely self managed with no intervention or contribution from the City Council. The original contract ended in 2014. During 2015, the assembly claims to renew the agreement. They participate of a wider network of citizen spaces (Red de Espacios Ciudadanos), working on a bottom-up proposal of least legal framework to support these initiatives.

interesting links & related happenings

Esta es una plaza: “Autoriza que no es poco” from Asociación Pinha on Vimeo.

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