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By Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter energy! is the 1st e-book to mix close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters referred to as okupas with the learn of way of life, equipped atmosphere, and town making plans in Barcelona. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish cultural experiences through integrating into it notions of embodied cognition and impact that reply to town sooner than and opposed to the mounted family of capitalism. Social transformation, as tested via the okupas, is feasible whilst urban and artwork interrelate, no longer via capital or the urbanization of awareness yet via physically proposal. The okupas reconfigure the best way options, phrases, photos and physically responses are associated via evoking and speaking the assumption of unfastened alternate and openness via artwork (poetry, tune, functionality artwork, the plastic arts, graffiti, city artwork and cinema); and by means of appearing out and rehearsing those principles within the perform of squatting. The okupas problem society to tell apart the photographs and representations instituted by way of country domination or capitalist exploitation from the subversive power of mind's eye. The okupas unify thought and perform, observe and physique, in pursuit of a good, social imaginative and prescient that would serve humanity and prepared the ground out of the present difficulties as a result of capitalism.

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