“Inhabit the air” installation by Santiago Cirugeda at Matadero Madrid

Cirugeda will build a house in the interior of Nave 11 together with women collectives of the city of Madrid, led and trained by the Recetas Urbanas team (which has considerable experience in collective do-it-yourself construction) with students of Escuela Artediez and GANDIABLASCO.

 

"Inhabit the air" installation by Santiago Cirugeda at Matadero Madrid  © Orlando Gutiérrez

“Inhabit the air” installation by Santiago Cirugeda at Matadero Madrid © Orlando Gutiérrez

 

This artist and social architect from Seville focuses his mind, heart and sweat on taking advantage of legal loopholes for the benefit of the community, and his work is admired and recognised throughout the world. Cirugeda regularly occupies public spaces with containers, he constructs prosthetics on façades, patios, roofs and even on plots of land with the agreement of local residents, creating protocols that can be used by the citizens’ collectives themselves, both for the improvement of urban fragments and for the development of specific projects that will make it possible to resolve housing issues. All of this in what is a negotiation between legality and illegality, to help us remember the enormous control to which we are subjected. (more…)