Kader Attia’s first residency took place from June 11 to July 17. This first approach to the barrio helped him identify certain issues for his future research. Among these were the processes in the barrio of recycling or reusing objects, as well as the valuable legacy kept in some existing archives. Kader Attia was also interested in groups of women embroiderers, who recycle their embroideries and/or their sewing, as well as the existing historical background of migration and the influences of Arab culture in Santa Maria.