• View of “Máquinas de vivir. Flamenco y arquitectura en la ocupación y desocupación de espacios” (Machines for Living: Flamenco and Architecture in the Occupation and Vacating of Spaces), 2018. Photo: Pep Herrero.

    “Machines for Living”

    La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

    In Spain in the late 1950s, once the cataclysm of World War II had been overcome and order was restored under a welfare model, a turn away from the traditional criticism of political economy to a critique of everyday life became imperative. The focus was no longer on the exploitation of the workforce. Rather, diffuse opinions started to penetrate the quotidian through a promotion of life models and consumption, offered like a threshold for happiness. It was this context that birthed the terms spatial turn and performative turn. The first appealed to Henri Lefebvre’s idea of the importance of

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