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Lecture by Xavier Antich
27/04/2015, 19h | CCCB | Spanish


Social housing building in Brandon Street
London (United Kingdom), 2012
The bench attached to the foot of the wall of a new social housing block in the Heygate Estate takes over from the low wall that had enclosed the premises as a meeting place for local residents
Renovation of Ribeira das Naus
Lisboa (Portugal), 2013
The neglected, deteriorating, dangerous shoreline on the site of an old naval shipyard has become a pedestrian promenade overlooking the Tagus River and very well connected with the centrally located Praça do Comércio
Temporary Swimming Pool in Arthur Verona Street
Bucharest (Romania), 2012
In the three days of a summer festival, a street normally occupied by cars becomes home to a swimming pool made from rented pallets and waterproof canvas so that residents can enjoy having contact with water.

Shared Spaces

“Public space is the place of equality, coexistence and meeting”
Interview with Jorge Melguizo.
The Colombian social communicator and politician speaks about public space in Medellín and the reasons behind its transformation. His favourite public space is walking through any city.
“Football fields are one of the last architectural public spaces that are still functioning”
Interview with Josep Fuses
Fuses says that, in the twenty-first century, public space is no longer to be found at strictly architectural levels and calls for spaces in which architecture takes on an anonymous quality.


From Courtyard to City: The Scales of Politics
Inner Yard | Marika Pecháčková | Studio FAMU | Czech Republic, 2014 | 00:33:41 | Czech > English
The discussions among a group of residents about removing the fences around separate gardens in the interior space of their block constitute a metaphor for the everyday problems of coexistence in the city.


The Example of Medellín
One year after the Seventh Session of UN HABITAT’s World Urban Forum in Medellín, Lola Huete Machado describes in El País the urban planning model of the Colombian city and how this influenced the meeting, in particular the final call for more inclusive cities. The slogan of the model for change is equality as a moral obligation.
Favourite Streets in 12 European Cities
The New York Times publishes a route through twelve European cities based on the experiences of twelve contributors: cobblestones, broad avenues, gallery delights, gastronomy, shopping, and streets for flâneurs. Paris, London, Lisbon, Madrid and San Sebastian are among the cities cited.
Who Is Transforming Detroit?
Life – and not just economic life – in the American city of Detroit has always been tied to the automobile industry. The effects of the serious crisis in the sector have hit the city hard, and poverty and social inequality increasing by the day. Frances Kunreuther describes how citizens’ movements are seeking to transform and revitalise the city.