This past 9th and 10th of May, the street Pere IV in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighbourhood played host to the latest edition of the Ús festival, which is an initiative celebrating the innovative use of public spaces and urban art.

The festival was something along the lines of what Americans would call a block party, with theatre performances, children’s activities and a DJ. There were also numerous artists, such as sm172, invited, giving festivalgoers the opportunity to see works in progress.

Another interesting feature of the party was the presence of numerous food trucks, satisfying Barcelona’s new-found love for the concept of creative street food.

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