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  • In Defence of Walking
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    In Defence of Walking

    La colección de ensayos del escritor británico Matthew Beaumont, The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City, recomendada por el Financial Times como uno de los mejores libros sobre arquitectura publicados este año explora la relación entre el caminar, pensar y escribir....

  • The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt
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    The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt

    Barcelona, which has been introducing measures to gain public space for pedestrians and bicycles for some years now, has intensified its tactical urbanism activity during the pandemic. These swift, economical projects, some one-off and others more systemic, are not exempt of controversy. El País...

  • "Practising the politics of difference in a shared space enriches coexistence"
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    "Practising the politics of difference in a shared space enriches coexistence"

    En la càpsula d’Espais Compartits, Tim Ingold reivindica la presencia física en contactes personals ja que cada vegada ens comuniquem més de manera indirecta, a través dels mitjans digitals.

  • What is the future of cities faced with heat waves?
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    What is the future of cities faced with heat waves?

    Forecasts for 2100 predict that, thanks to climate change, weather conditions will move approximately 6º to the south in relation with geographic zones. This means, according to the article publiched in AOC, that pre-alpine Geneva will have the present climate of Palermo, while Lyon will have the...

  • The Pandemic, Southern Urbanisms and Collective Life
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    The Pandemic, Southern Urbanisms and Collective Life

    For the majority in cities of the global south, where most urban people in the world live, ‘social distancing’ as prescribed by northern health protocols is just about impossible. In this article Gautam Bhan, Teresa Caldeira, Kelly Gillespie i AbdouMaliq Simone analyse collective life of the...

  • Rethinking La Rambla
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    Rethinking La Rambla

    Some years ago, La Rambla, a much-loved thoroughfare in the centre of Barcelona, ceased to be an everyday space for citizens to become an iconic street of the global metropolis devoted to tourist monoculture. Now, the crisis caused by COVID-19 and the absence of tourists has left it in critical...

  • Pandemic adds greater urgency to outstanding challenges in humanisation of public space
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    Pandemic adds greater urgency to outstanding challenges in humanisation of public space

    Rebajar las emisiones de CO2, renaturalizar las ciudades, combatir a los efectos nocivos del monocultivo turístico y la economía digital que han alterado el tejido productivo de las ciudades, etc. Expertos internacionales analizan para el diario Ara los retos que el espacio público afrontaba...

  • How post-pandemic architecture has always shaped our cities
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    How post-pandemic architecture has always shaped our cities

    "La historia de la arquitectura es la historia de las enfermedades infecciosas.”, afirma Beatriz Colomina, teórica de la relación entre arquitectura y sanidad en el vídeo de El Confidencial. La lucha contra las epidemias de colera que asolaron ciudades de todo el mundo en el siglo XIX impulsó...

  • Balcony rights and wrongs
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    Balcony rights and wrongs

    During the pandemics, balconies have offered a platform for display, solidarity, communication and protest across a planet. They have become a symbol of a developing global and local togetherness, says visual artist and writer Will Jennings in the essay published in the journal Landscape. He...