© Olga de Soto

ALGO SE CRUZA EN LAS PALABRAS AL ESCAVAR BAJO LOS PIES

The Historical Memory Law (Ley de Memoria Histórica), that recognises and broadens the rights and establishes measures in favour of those who suffered prosecution or violence during the Civil War and the Dictatorship, is a Spanish law of 2007 that aims to recognize the victims of Franco’s dictatorship.

The project of Olga de Soto responds to an invitation from the new direction of Naves Matadero, in Madrid, giving her carte blanche to tackle this vast theme from the angle of her choice.

The research and creation project has the history of the old slaughterhouse in Madrid and that of its workers as its starting point. The project envisaged explores several lines of research that take this immense architectural complex, constructed at the beginning of the last century, as a driving force.

This project counts on the collaboration of a team of researchers, gathered by Matadero’s direction, to which other experts might be joined.

Researchers team:

Jesús López Díaz (Doctor in Art History, specialised in the theme of the reception of modernity in contemporary architecture and in the relationship between fascist ideology and architecture under Franco's dictatorship)

Dorina Adoracín Martínez Aranda (Doctor in Social Anthropology, specialised in migratory movements under Spanish's dictatorship and during Spanish transition)