With the death of the architect, professor, critic, and essayist Michael Sorkin, we recall that public space was one of his main concerns. As early as 1992, he warned of the danger of turning cities into theme parks. Here is his book Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End...
Published in the exhibition catalogue Present and Futures. Architecture in Cities. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 1996
The architecture critic at The New York Times, ponders photographs of ghost cities around the world as he reflects on public spaces that are presently deserted because of the pandemic. The images are dystopian yet also hopeful, since the aim of the collective confinement is to ensure everyone’s...
Architecture Historian and director of the New Town International Institute believes that public space is essential to recognize the diversity of society.
Nigel Thrift, professor of Human Geography, spoke with Suzanne Hall about Cities in the Anthropocene and took part in the Seminar on this subject and from a Mediterranean perspective, which brought together several experts at the CCCB.
The sociologist Suzanne Hall spoke with Nigel Thrift about Cities in the Anthropocene and took part in the Seminar on this subject and from a Mediterranean perspective, which brought together several experts in the Sala Mirador at the CCCB.
Even though «the myth of terrible urban vulnerability endures» cities are much more robust entities than they are usually given credit for, continually being re-placed by activities of maintenance and repair.
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"When I started working on projects designing public space for children I always asked myself the same question: here I was like a child, instinctively finding out the basics of good urban design: green, open space, and close to home. "
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