Legacies of Slavery in Barcelona

Legacies of Slavery in Barcelona
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
As part of the Memory, Architecture, and Public Space Traveling Seminar, 2014 AHDA Fellow Oriol López-Badell and the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) launched the walking tour Legacies of slavery in Barcelona: Monuments and Public Spaces.
On March 8th, Oriol led the tour to several points in the District of Ciutat Vella (Old Town) where there are still signs of the presence of slaves in the public space ranging from the 15th century to the 19th century. Different Catalan and Spanish newspapers broadly covered the tour.
Oriol López-Badell is the coordinator at EUROM, a multidisciplinary network of partners that analyze, discuss, and reflect on remembrance policies.  It is supported by the University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation. The Solidarity Foundation seeks to encourage social responsibility, to foster initiatives for defending democracy, peace and human rights, and to promote social action through various projects and community outreach.
Oriol wrote the article Guided tour 'The legacy of slavery in Barcelona'. Public history as reparation, which was published in The International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.  Click here to accesss the article.