We recommend the following article by Michael Atwood Mason, published on June 13th, 2014 in the Smithsonian Magazine, titled "What Does a 36-Foot-Tall Human Tower Have to Do With Catalan Independence?".
An eye-catching protest across Europe is steeped in cultural heritage says Smithsonian curator Michael Atwood Mason
In the past few days, in the central squares of eight European capitals, Catalans from northeastern Spain launched an innovative, if quirky, publicity stunt. At noon on June 8, Barcelona-time—the region’s major city, they raised traditional human towers in a coordinated campaign dubbed: “Catalans want to vote. [+]