OR REAL STORY OF FEMALE PIONEERS IN THE DEMAND FOR LABOR AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
One day we discovered the old Tobacco Factory “TABACALERA” in Madrid and were struck by its origins. The museum positions itself as Art Promotion and it’s well deserved.
In fact, is that “La Tabacalera” is the collective history of women’s power, workers, and fighters who worked in the Madrid Tobacco Factory. They had economic independence and their status as workers made possible union and political affiliation.
The building maintains its imposing neoclassical sobriety and old factory appeal, but two-thirds of its gigantic rooms, where thousands of women of cigarette makers once worked, are empty. Only the ground floor of its two heights and a part of the basement house activities, in a curious coexistence between the public and the alternative, there ate organizes temporary exhibitions and contemporary art projects.
Fashion develops a sense of style, and this sense allows you to define your own style. Style is what we are looking for in everything we want to see.Fashion develops a sense of style, and this sense allows you to define your own style. Style is what we are looking for in everything we want to see. The main difference is that fashion is in clothes, and style is in the person who wears it … is always stylish to be yourself, and it is always fashionable to be stylish. This museum is about it.
Bringing to light a part of the silenced and forgotten history of Madrid, the city that became bigger with the migratory movements of the female power, the incorporation of women into a tobacco factory, located in the Lavapiés neighborhood. Cigarreras Project told us “In Madrid hardly anyone knows the history of the tobacco factory and the women who worked in it for more than two centuries. The importance that this has had for the history of the city, in which not so many industries were inserted as a women labor movement itself “
The central and fundamental role of the Museum “Tabacalera” is the factory has in its economic, social, and cultural development.
This Cultural Center is structured through mainly audiovisual techniques —photography and video— but also textual.