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Grupo Generalísimo Franco is the housing estate in the town of Les Borges Blanques (Spain) where my maternal grandparents lived. It was inaugurated in 1962, with symbols of General Francisco Franco’s regime on buildings and street signs: the pickaxe and wheat stalks of the regime’s public housing association, Obra Sindical del Hogar y Arquitectura, and the yoke and arrows of the fascist party, Falange Española y de las JONS.


These symbols were defaced after the death of the dictator. In some cases, their traces are indiscernible. In others, the scar of the chisel leaves a glimpse both of the old reliefs and the act of their removal.

The photographs in this book were taken between 2014 and 2018. They show a selection of the one hundred and thirty symbols found in the neighbourhood.




Design: Robin Cabrera Touman
Concept and edition: Pol Masip, Robin Cabrera Touman & Xavier Ribas
Centre d'Art La Panera, Sala d'Art Jove, 2018
ISBN: 978-84-96855-98-4
300 copies
144 pages
17 x 24 cm