Presented by: Malcolm Compitello, Department Head, Spanish & Portuguese
The Occupy Movement took American streets by storm in 2011 and galvanized opposition to the devastating effects of the financial crisis of 2008. But where did it all begin? These American protests were motivated by a number of acts of resistance to political and economic abuses around the world. One of the most important precursors was what has come to be known variously as the Indignado Movement, 15-M, or #Spanishrevolution. Examine Spain’s Indignado movement, while uncovering how it gained popular support and returned grassroots resistance to the forefront of democracy around the world and learn the particular importance that cities played in this process. Discover the crucial role that cultural production, especially digital cultural forms, played in these transformations.