Writing on the Wall

Ribbons in Barcelona, Muralism in San Francisco

One of the characteristics of Barcelona is the incredible ubiquity of a sort of street politics that is unlike anywhere else I’ve ever lived, or even visited. This is unsurprising, for a culture that spends its life on the street. I think only one Catalan friend has ever asked me for dinner in their home. You always meet in bars, or out on the wide pave…

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