Immigrants living together in industrial units squatted in Barcelona
In Barcelona, hundreds of immigrants live together in industrial units which they have squatted; a phenomenon which is expanding as the crisis becomes sharper.
Most of these people are sub-Saharans and many are illegal immigrants. They work collecting scrap metal which they find in the streets and in abandoned buildings and which they transport inside supermarket trolleys, process in the squatted factories and then sell by the kilo.
Institutional pressures are making their subsistence more and more difficult.
This project’s photos were taken in two of these industrial units: 112 Badajoz Street (which the project is named after, 2009) and 27 Puigcerdà Street (2011).