Images of Forat de la Vergonya

In the Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona, a public-private partnership cleared blocks in the name of rehabilitation.

View of Forat de la Vergonya

View of Forat de la Vergonya

The residents of the area were able to reclaim this space for their community after much ongoing struggle. The demolished blocks left a large space in the Ribera neighborhood. The appropriated space is self-managed by the community as is stated in the marker of the public space:

The Plaza Marker anounces the Plaza is Self-Managed

The Plaza Marker anounces the Plaza is Self-Managed

Uses of the space include gatherings for various activities at the civic center, located at one end of the plaza:

One end of the plaza includes a Civic Center for Gatherings

One end of the plaza includes a Civic Center for Gatherings

 

Cultivating an urban community garden at the opposite side:

The Community Urban Garden

The Community Urban Garden

And bird feeding, in general:

bird feeding

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