Lucia Bianchi, imagen gráfica del manifiesto #unaÉticadeCatástrofe, 2021

Museo Situado is an assembly that involves collectives and neighbors of Lavapiés in which Reina Sofia Museum participates. Its goal is to develope cultural projects, that affect the local territory jointly and in the framework of Museo en Red programs. We understand the cultural institution as a space of construction of the public sphere and of citizenship exploration that allows to reinforce other visions, diversifying agents and creative practices and incorporating other forms of knowledges, experiences and referents to the official spaces of culture. We believe in a museum on the side of the common good, that activates and gives greater visibility to the transformative power of society. Museo Situado opens a hybrid territory that generates alternative coordinates for cultural action, host a network of shared labor between institutions, individuals and citizen collectives; a network based in mutualization of experiences that empower the social and transformative value of culture in the context of deep crisis we inhabit.

We believe in art´s capacity to mobilize hearts, shake consciences, unblock prejudice, assemble wills and detonate images of other possible worlds; an art liked to life, to the life of everyone and to life as a whole.

During its three years of existence this collaborative network has demonstrated its partnership and collective work process capacity in the implementation of projects of social incidence that are inspired in feminist principles, fight against exclusion and respect towards difference.

In our last assembly the will to manifest our deep concern for the impact that the critical health and social contexts are having in the life of many was unanimous. In the face of the current emergency, we want to take a stand for the idea that an ethics of solidarity that arises spontaneously in times of catastrophe is necessary. We think that it happened in different neighborhoods during the first lockdown and that helped to contain the suffering and hunger of many families, some coming from previous difficulties and others confronting a sudden impoverishment. But, nevertheless, the solidarity networks that assumed the huge task of helping their neighbors have met, surprisingly, with unexpected limits, given that the administrations not only have not supported their activities, but made them difficult instead.

The suffering and difficulty that many families and individuals are going through in our neighborhoods, waiting for public support that does not come has turned into a deafening clamor: it´s not possible to ignore and to abandon so much people in such inhuman conditions, surviving with only basics. Lives that seem not to care, disposable lives.   

We are talking about many people that face homelessness or marginality conditions for the first time, whose survival codes are still unknown. Of new poverty profiles. Of the sudden impoverishment of a middle class thrown into the abyss, without work, home or resources. Of ill people or people that have survived disease but now navigate the sequels. We also talk about migrants, of asylum seekers, whose administrative procedures are paralyzed and unattended or simply denied. People that, on the other hand, have been standing in the first line to help the community when circumstances have demanded it, distributing food bags or shoveling the snow unaware of their own invisibility, of their irregular situation, of their unattended human rights. We don´t tolerate that our neighbors are cold or hungry or that their children are not able to attend classes because they don´t have internet, that they can´t afford to pay their electricity bills or heat up their homes in the middle of winter.  The lack of response and abandonment of authorities cannot be normalized. Volunteering or calling for the good will of neighbors cannot constitute the institutional answer. We need specific and urgent measures to offset this serious situation, which seems to be getting even more complicated and prolonged.

There is no future without culture, but neither culture without future. A cultural institution cannot be unaware or ignore the needs of the people in their immediate surrounds.


  1. That a SOCIAL EMERGENCY PLAN that responds the global catastrophe situation is implemented from an integral perspective: food crisis, health crisis, housing crisis, education crisis, access to basic human rights by migrants’ crisis.

  2. That this should be held on the basis of the DIALOGUE AND COLLABORATION WITH THE COLLECTIVES that are supplying the deficiencies of absent or ineffective public services. That the criminalization of self-management in crisis contexts stops, that supports the organizations and solidarity networks with spaces and resources and that take the knowledge and experiences of the social movements in account.

  3. That the access to HEALTH SERVICES is assured to all people, independent from their migration status, understanding this integrally, including feeding and housing. It must address the LANGUAGE BARRIERS, providing translators in different migrant languages in hospitals, health centers and other public dependencies.

  4. That the right to EDUCATION be guaranteed through the provision of technical and human resources that facilitate blended education and that allow a safe return to school by hiring teachers and improving facilities. We consider SCHOOL as an essential service that guarantees access to education and social cohesion.

  5. That the REGULARIZATION OF MIGRANT PEOPLE be allowed and promoted, facilitating access and registration to public/ social services, both in the midst of the emergency and from now on. Life is a universal human right that does not understand migratory status. A fair society is a society in which no human is illegal.

  6. That the HOUSING EMERGENCY is attended for families and individuals in precarious or homeless situations, preventing evictions, facilitating the use of empty houses and regulating rising rents due gentrification and tourism. 

  7. That effective and accessible mechanisms be established to respond to the social catastrophe caused by the massive destruction of JOBS. To stop the persecution of means of subsistence through informal economy and that social and employment insertion training is facilitated.

  8. That the MIXED WORKING GROUPS between administrations be restored, to address problems on the ground and seek solutions in the medium and long term, beyond the present emergency.



Madrid, Ferbruary 1, 2021

Museo Situado



8M Lavapiés

Acción en Red Madrid

AC LaOficina Cultural

Alianza por la Solidaridad - Action Aid

Asamblea Transmaricabollo de Sol

Asociación Cultural Angata

Asociación Cultural Espacio Bellas Vistas

Asociación de Familias del CEIP Menéndez Pelayo

Asociación Grigri Proyectos Socioculturales

Asociación Plaza Solidaria

Asociación Teatro de la Tierra

Asociación Vecinal Sol Barrio de las Letras

Banco de Alimentos del Barrio (BAB Colectivo)

Bloques en Lucha Lavapiés

Casa de Cultura y Participación Ciudadana de Chamberí

Casa Solidaria

Centro de Creación e Investigación Cultural La Tortuga

Ciclobollos Dykes on bikes

Ciudad Huerto

Comisión Artística Colombine

Comisión de exteriores de la Escuela Popular de Prosperidad


CSA Tabacalera

Coordinadora Sindical de Trabajadores/as Músicos

Cuidados Madrid Centro

Dragones de Lavapiés

Ecofeminismo (Comisión de Madrid) Ecologistas en Acción

Economistas sin Fronteras

Eje de Precariedad y Economía Feminista

El Bancal de Chamberí

El Dorado AC

Enredadera Red Social Comunitaria

Eskalera Karakola

Espacio Vecinal Autogestionado La Flor

Esta es una plaza

Feministas por el Clima

Festival de Poesía Voix Vives Toledo

Fundación de los Comunes

Grupo de afectadas por la exclusión sanitaria del INSS

Grupo de Trabajo Inequidades en Salud-Salud internacional de la sociedad Madrileña de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria  (SoMaMFyC)

Hola vecinas

Institute of Radical Imagination

La Ingobernable

La Laboratoria. Espacios de Investigación Feminista

La Osadía (Asociación Cultural Centro Cínico) 

Las Lindas Pobres ediciones

Las tejedoras

Lavapiés, ¿dónde vas?

Mbolo Moy Dole

Observatorio CODE

Oficina de Derechos Sociales y Apoyo Mutuo Comunitario

Planta Alta

Plataforma Indómita


Red de Apoyo Arganzuela

Red de Cuidados Moratalaz

Red de Huertos Urbanos Comunitarios de Madrid

Red Interlavapiés

Red Solidaria de Acogida (RSA)

Senda de Cuidados-Observatorio Jeannette Beltrán

Sindicato de Inquilinas de Madrid

Solfonica, orquesta y coro del 15M

Teatro del Barrio

Tejiendo Redes de Participación

Territorio Doméstico

Valiente Bangla

Yo Sí Sanidad Universal



Contacts and adhesions:



Mar Nuñez

Jesús Carrillo

Ana Longoni