Re-Righting Ownership

Interview with Ada Colau by Quaderns editorial board [Ethel Baraona Pohl, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner, José Zabala], that has been published in the most recent issue of Volume #38 “The Shape of Law“.

Ada Colau is not an architect, she's an activist trained in philosophy at the Barcelona University, but she has done for architecture more than what is thinkable for some practitioners in our ?eld. Founder of Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca [La PAH], a Spanish grassroots organization that campaigns for the right to a home, they have succeeded to process what we know as an ILP [a citizen initiative] to propose that government develop a new mortgage legislation. This ILP, backed with 1,402,845 signatures from citizens, proposes the regulation of three key aspects to guarantee housing rights. Due to all this work, in January 2013, the PAH was awarded the European Citizens’ Prize.

On this interview, Ada Colau talks about how to confront the law in order to find feasible solutions and legal ways to improve our current housing situation.

>> More info: Volume 38.

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