Heirs of Otherness
Ioana’s family live in an encampment on the outskirts of Barcelona. They have built a new life in their temporary home on disused land. The street is these families supermarket, whether its metals for smelting or things for the third-hand market or which they themselves have re-used during their exodus from their homeland.
Many people criss-cross the city every day, opening hundreds of rubbish bins. It can take hours to accumulate anything that’s worth a day’s work. Their meagre income allows them to send money to their families and improve life in Barcelona and Romania.
Living on the margins of society, they inherit what no one wants, coming to know society through what it throws out.