At the end of 2008, activists from the student centre (CECSO) decided to take over the three campuses
of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. The students decided to
extend the student centre’s dining area into the car park, on university property. Nevertheless, the rector interpreted the activists’ actions as a “usurpation”. In 2009, the student centre received a letter that
notified it of the existence of an open legal case involving the activists, and specifically naming Germán Feldman,
former president of the student centre. The rector’s resort to the legal system was not only a setback to
the activists, but also to the history of the university and its tradition of democracy. Together with sociologist Lucas Rubinich, we decided to intervene in the conflict. We resolved to call on a group of artists to operate and generate artistic and social productions in the car park/ dining room space.