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Esta es una Plaza

A self-managed community garden in Madrid

Story by Rubens Ben December 18th, 2016

Esta es una Plaza is a self-managed project taking the form of a community garden, as well as a neighborhood hub. It strengthens the "social fabric" of the neighborhood, as well as defends values such as open knowledge, ecology & up-cycling.

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This heritage has able, throughout these years, to revive an abandoned public space and transform it into a common good for the district of Lavapiés and for the whole city of Madrid.
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ABOUT

This photo-report is part of a series of exploration about self-organized communities.

It's a 100% self-funded project. If you like my work, you can help me to continue these explorations and shine a light on more amazing communities with a donation :

About me : I'm a freelance photographer on the road, passionate about communities. I believe in a world of independent communities based on ecology, open-source and decentralization. I'm also a music photographer. The whole spectrum on RubensBen.com. You can reach me at ola@rubensben.com

Aa special thanks to Janny Le for being the best guide !

Footnote: Text translated from https://www.facebook.com/estaesunaplaza
Calle del Dr. Fourquet, 24, Madrid, Spain