THE ARCHIVE

Year/s: Started 2004
Project title: Recuperem l'Ateneu Enciclopèdic Popular

 Organisers: Ateneu Enciclopedic Popular de Barcelona
Collaborations: Organisations and citizens in general
Kind of project: Protest campaign
Main subject: Restoration of AEP in Ciutat Vella
Key concepts: Justice, Reclamation, Memory

Description:
AEP resurfaced in 1977 with the aims of remembering the “Ateneu”, the working class, the struggle for freedom and social justice, of resuming its cultural and educational tasks, and of establishing a centre for Social and Historical Documentation. Since then, it has been housed in different places, under precarious conditions, calling for a space from the administration to re-establish itself in its home district, the Ciutat Vella.
Various organisations and figures from different cultural and political backgrounds, as well as members of the general public, support this campaign which attempts to demand the restitution of assets plundered under Franco's regime. Organising, as well as participating in, various exhibitions, conferences and presentations, AEP continues its work and publishes its manifesto in favour of returning the ateneu to its rightful place.

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Photo: Ateneu Enciclopèdic Popular

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