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  • "If you go up to the last floor of that big white building and look down to Plaza Catalunya, this is what you'll see: a Star."

    Things, from above, are different.
    During those days, the public space was mutating, was changing its own DNA.
    Before, the Square was only a square. It was giving birth to fountains, flowers, monuments, statues, screaming, music, paintings, pigeons, street vendors, tourists.

    And now, first of all, it is a SHE.
    And, second, she was giving birth to a Revolution.

    What was surprising, was the speed with which her history was born and turned, in less than five days, into a myth. The speed of diffusion, was impressive. It was impressing to see how the people were organizing theriselves. It seemed like they had done anything else but making a Revolution, during all their lives.

    If you look at them very closely, you won't see any trace of beard. They're too young. They are lawyers, filmmakers, photographers, electronic engineers, hairdressers, farmers, chefs, graphic designers. So, this is what was happening, during those days: if you need to cut your hair, you sit on a chair in the middle of the Square and someone is going to cut you your hair; if you need a lawyer because you're in trouble with your work, you'll sit down on a chair and a lawyer will explain to you your posibilities; if you need your own webpage you sit down on a chair, or in the floor of the Square and a young "something" will explain to you how to do it; if you need to know how to plant tomatoes, someone will show you how to do it into the Square's soil.

    If you need to eat, you put in line, and you'll eat.
    Twice per day.
    And while doing all these things, people were organizing theirselves into committee of work.
    The way they did it, is inside the eight pointed star folder.
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