Legacy Care (Betanzos, Galicia) is a contemporary creation project by Concomitentes, the Spanish version of Nouveaux Commanditaires, a program promoted in France more than thirty years ago by the artist François Hers. For this concomitance, that is, each of the projects that are developed in Concomitentes, the starting point revolves around the legacy of the García Naveira brothers, residents of Betanzos who emigrate to Argentina and who after their return at the end of the 19th century They begin to promote philanthropic acts such as the creation of the encyclopedic park, the Casa do Pobo, the Lavadoiro, the Schools, the Refuge or the Asylum. Addressing this issue is an exercise in historic commitment to a reality that has affected thousands of people. Through this Concomitance we want to pay tribute to these acts of social justice through philanthropy, think about the return, but also problematize how we were not able to maintain in an optimal state a heritage that speaks of a we, hence the title of the concomitance «Legacy Care».
Heritage is a legacy of those who came before us. We are part of those multiple legacies that somehow build and identify us, heritage creates subject, both individual and collective. Society seeks its safeguard; we are the custodians of these elements, be it the language, traditional dances, or real estate etc. That a public space like Parque Pasatempo is closed is the result of carelessness, but also of a wound, of a fissure; Hence, groups such as the Asociación Amigos del Parque Pasatempo have promoted various actions with the aim of reversing this situation so that the park and the legacy of the García Naveira brothers can recover that radiance.