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Archive

Islamic Cemetery
Altach (Austria), 2012
The construction of a cemetery apt for Muslim rites meets the requirements of a very considerable minority, enabling many immigrants to bury their dead in the land where they have settled.
Renovation of the Old Port
Marseille (France), 2013
The renovation of the Old Port clears the docks of visual and architectural barriers, thus making the presence of leisure boats compatible with access for all citizens and their recreational activities.
«The braided valley»
Elx (Spain), 2013
A braided network of paths and footbridges have transformed the bed of the Vinalopó River into a linear park that re-stitches together the neighbourhoods through which it passes, connecting them with natural spaces to the north of the city.

Lectures

"Passages in a contemporary cities"
Lecture by Marcel Smets
The architect Marcel Smets visited the CCCB to present the project "Passages_Passatges".

Shared Spaces

“People start to feel that even though a space is public there’s no reason for them to be there”
Interview with Kamila Shamsie
The writer Kamila Shamsie was interviewed by Shared Spaces when she visited the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) last March to give a lecture titled “The Unmapped City”, which closed the “Open City” lecture cycle.

Periscope

No One Sits Here Anymore: How Spikes and Fences Erase Communal Life
The artist Léonidas Martín reflects on a range of elements of urban design in the city of Barcelona which restrict access to public spaces. He wonders how artists might work to prioritise communal life over market efficiency.
A MoCo Loco Initiative Transforms the Streets of Salvador de Bahía
Plataforma Urbana (Urban Platform) describes the initiative of the architecture and design company MoCo Loco in response to the lack of public space in certain cities. The aim is to encourage citizen participation in the public space of Salvador by bringing out objects and elements from private space and placing them in streets and squares.