The Fundació Mies van der Rohe presents a new intervention in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. This time it is Domènec, an artist with a broad track record on the political strategies of historical memory and social empowerment, who offers us a reflection in the form of uchronia. An abstraction of how the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion could have been seen in the period after the Exhibition if it had not been dismantled. His intervention gives us an image that is opposed to the one most people nowadays have on the Montjuïc mountain in the context of the International Exposition of 1929: the social reality little explained of the same place in the following period. The need for manpower for the city growth of what the International Exhibition is a great example, generates a flow of migration that leads to Montjuïc hosting entire neighborhoods of huts and with the habilitation of the Pavilion of Belgium, the Palace of Missions and the Stadium Olympic to host or shelter people without resources. If the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion had remained there and had also been qualified as a refuge room, it would have been necessary to look for a way of delimiting the spaces to make life: Domènec refers to the image of the worn clothes of the article by Huertas Claveria In the magazine Destino in 1966 he relates it by inserting images, texts and objects into the space of the Pavilion.
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