By Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter energy! is the 1st e-book to mix close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters often called okupas with the research of lifestyle, outfitted surroundings, and town making plans in Barcelona. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish cultural reviews through integrating into it notions of embodied cognition and impact that reply to the town prior to and opposed to the fastened family of capitalism. Social transformation, as validated via the okupas, is feasible whilst urban and paintings interrelate, now not via capital or the urbanization of attention yet via physically suggestion. The okupas reconfigure the best way techniques, phrases, pictures and physically responses are associated by means of evoking and speaking the assumption of loose alternate and openness via artwork (poetry, tune, functionality paintings, the plastic arts, graffiti, city artwork and cinema); and through appearing out and rehearsing those rules within the perform of squatting. The okupas problem society to tell apart the pictures and representations instituted via nation domination or capitalist exploitation from the subversive power of mind's eye. The okupas unify thought and perform, note and physique, in pursuit of a favorable, social imaginative and prescient that would serve humanity and cleared the path out of the present difficulties brought on by capitalism.

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