During the 50’s began to the process of formalization of what today is the biggest illegal settlement in Europe: the Cañada Real Galiana. 8.000 neighbors living in 16 km of different stories with the same reality: the struggle to get ahead in a media-stigmatized high contrast area.
This is the story of a project that is born aiming to give voice and visibility to this self-constructed linear city which remains under the shadow of the rest of Madrid. «El alma no tiene color (soul has no color)» is a song written by Antonio Remache and performed by Antonio Carmona that reflects the ideals that the Cañada neighbors want to express towards the world: Soul, anger, soil, heart… speak about the identity this place has.
The work is framed in the «Escuela Abierta de Verano», arranged by the Proyecto de Intervención Comunitaria Intercultural (ICI), driven by Obra Social La Caixa together with Voces, Diaconía and Red Cross associations.