[Hacklabs] [Fwd: back in Madrid]

ana anap at riseup.net
Wed Nov 12 19:06:28 CET 2008

por si podeis redireccionar a gente que pueda hablar sobre centros
sociales en vuestros pueblos y ciudades ;) en ingles ...


ps. hay un .doc adjuntado que lo he quitado pero se lo mando a quien lo

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	back in Madrid
Date: 	Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:36:09 -0500
From: 	Alan Moore <awm13579 at gmail.com>
To: 	ana <anap at riseup.net>

hello Ana,
i am back in Madrid now until November 22.
Still I am trying to work on this project around squatted social centers.
Again I am contacting you, some months later, since you are at this moment
the only person I know of who knows about the Spanish situation in squatted
social centers.

The German, Dutch and Italian situations are known, but I don't think so
much the Spanish. I was enchanted by the essay by Pablo Carmona, Tomás
Herreros, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo y Nicolás Sguiglia of the Universidad Nómada,
"Social Centres: monsters and political machines for a new generation of
movement institutions", in transversal: monster institutions (
http://transform.eipcp.net/transversal/0508/carmonaetal/en). I also very
much enjoyed the DVD "Laboratorio 3, ocupando el vacío" about the social
center in barrio Lavapiés. However, I found this DVD not in Madrid, but in
London, at 56A infoshop.

Since I do not speak Spanish, I have found it very difficult to contact
anyone here about this matter. There is no way to contact Universidad Nómada
that I can see. My one contact in Barcelona missed our meeting two times.
(I'll try him again, but with little hope.)

I would appreciate it if you could direct me to someone or some place where
I might find some further information about the scene in Madrid. I am
pursuing the magazine Brumaria, and will try again to contact Traficante des
Suenos (I did not reach them in August).

Where am I with this project now? Not so very far…
I realize I sound pretty incompetent… but in fact, I am and have been a
tourist on this trip, really. (We went to Istanbul.) So I have not really
started working on this project in earnest. (A beginning call for
participation is posted at
http://collectiva.wikispaces.com/CollProp+--+Call+for+Participation.) When I
return to New York in a little more than a week, I will begin to work in
earnest on the exhibition at ABC No Rio, and some kind of session for the
"The City From Below" conference in Baltimore in later March, 2009. (I
attach the call.)

Anyhow, I thank you for reading through this long and rambling message. And
thank you again for any help you may be able to give me.

-Alan Moore

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 3:55 PM, ana <anap at riseup.net> wrote:

> Hi Alan,
> Excuse my mental mess but I can't even remember who  Kirsten Forkert may
> be?
> I am not very comfortable with being a "subject of study", which seems
> to me I would be if agreeing to an interview. I'd rather forward your
> email to the network of social centres and see if any one else would
> like to meet you.
> Best,
> ana
> Alan Moore wrote:
> > hi Ana,
> > Kirsten Forkert gave me your email...
> > I am visiting from NYC for another week, and trying to develop an
> > informational project about European squats in the U.S....
> > i was in Madrid in July, and in Barcelona a couple weeks back - only for
> 3
> > days as a tourist with a friend, and did not succeed in getting a meeting
> > with anyone... (2 were cancelled)
> > i would love to be able to speak with you if you have a moment - have a
> > coffee or a beer or something...
> > i'm staying with my teenage son in the Tower Bridge area
> >
> > (i'm an art historian - if you're interested, my c.v. is attached)
> >
> > thanks,
> > -Alan Moore
> >
> >

Alan W. Moore
cel: 917 574 8392

123 Scribner Ave SI NY 10301

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