This Thursday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m., the official inauguration of the new Recovered Space of the Cervecería Córdoba will take place. The place was remodeled for more than a year and although its enhancement included the construction of new sidewalks, stairs, ramps and flowerbeds, the real star of the landscape is the huge and exciting mural that covers the walls of the former brewery.
“Grandma, tell me the story”, the work of the artist Matías Loffredo was created in the very heart of the Alberdi neighborhood in order to keep the history of the neighborhood in the memory of passers-by, inhabitants of the area and Cordoba in general. Although some may forget it, the Córdoba Brewery became an emblem of the obrara struggle. On May 4, 1998, the almost 200 factory workers woke up inside the building: they did not know that it was only the first of the 105 days that they would continue to occupy it. They resisted against the closure of the emblematic company, which for them meant falling into the abyss of unemployment. For more than three months they resisted all kinds of maneuvers, provocations and eviction attempts, becoming a point of reference for workers in the province and throughout the country.
The idea of the mural that today covers an area of 300 square meters was born with the idea of fictionalizing an everyday situation in which a granddaughter asks her grandmother about the history of the Brewery. The event was inspired by Marta Rosales (95-year-old woman whose brother was a brewery worker) and Morena González, grandmother and granddaughter.
The inauguration ceremony of this emblematic space in the Alberdi neighborhood will take place this Thursday at the Tablada corner with Arturo Orgaz. “Let’s celebrate together this new triumph of the collective struggle for an urban, human, inclusive and dynamic development of the local economy,” they invited from the 6 de Julio Palace.