Barrilonia Housing Occupation


2012, a mural for Barrilonia Housing Occupation, Barcelona, Spain. Text states ‘Somos La Dignidad Rebelde,’(We are the dignified rebellion)

"This Zapatista-organized occupation was marking its one-year anniversary of protest against its slum lord manager and Spain’s racist immigration policy. Yamasaki painted one resident of the occupation as well as one young girl from the community. The father of the girl, thrilled to be participating, continued to bring fruits and vegetables from his stand to the residents of the occupation for its duration."

Katie Yamasaki is a muralist, children’s book author/illustrator and teaching artist. She has painted over 80 walls in diverse communities around the world and is currently working on her seventh published book for children. Yamasaki is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she earned her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in 2003. She also has 14 years of experience as a teaching artist in the New York City and Detroit public schools. Read a recent article in Hour Detroit

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