Ferrol - Urban History
Democracy
The Campana Dock (2004)

Any alternative development project for Ferrol would require an in-depth restructuring of the city map, based on a layout that was militarized, segregated, and associated with an enclave economy, and which holds the memory of frequent conflicts between the Navy and the working class. The area with obsolete industrial sites, such as the Campana Dock in the Dockyard, offers excellent possibilities for conversion into a recreational area. However, when the democratic councils discuss renovating these areas, they question the very 'urban memory' itself, conditioning the ways the different political forces may reinterpret the city's history in order to obtain a solid electoral base in the immediate future.

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