Ca la Dona, the city’s feminist meeting pointThe renovation project for the historical municipal building at C/ Ripoll 25, home to Ca la Dona since 2012, now culminates with the opening of a meeting place for feminism. The facility also has an area for the Ciutat Vella Young People’s association, the idea being to help build bonds between youngsters in the district.
Renovated spaces as a communal project
The renovation of the historical building at C/ Ripoll 25 involved an investment of nearly 3 million euros. The building has over 1,700 square metres of floor space and has been conceived as a collaborative project with members of Ca la Dona, who took an active part in the work. The project is the first on the Citizen Heritage Programme, a municipal initiative to promote the communal use and management of public facilities and assets.
Ca la Dona, giving feminism space and a voice
An open space for dialogue and participation. A space for activism and for critical thinking. A space where people converge, forge ties and networks. This is the definition for Ca la Dona, the new home for feminism in Barcelona, which will have a documents centre, a legal advice service, a gallery to promote and profile projects by women artists and an urban cultivation area on the roof of the building.
Promoting the young people’s network in Ciutat Vella
The Ciutat Vella Young People’s Association will also benefit from the building renovation and get its own space there. The association will have over 300 square metres of floor space to use for activities, workshops and meetings, the idea being to help build young people’s networks in the district.