This study aimed to manifest an urban phenomenon of Madrid, where the south of the city is poorer than the north. The result of the study did not only confirm this, but also another reality: social inequality is a territorial project that increases in severity during times of economic distress.

 

In November 2012 the Spanish government announced imminent cuts in public health, where a number of health centres would either be closed or privatised. Although it was not disclosed which ones were targeted, a large amount of health centres formed an online group to organise a protest in response to these measures.

 

The first image highlights all of the health centres in Madrid, showing how the great majority is found in the city centre and to the north. The second image locates only those who confirmed their participation in the protest, revealing not just their subjection to the austerity measures, but also that the targeted health centres were found predominantly in the south of the city.