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  • Homo Urbanus
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    Homo Urbanus

    A vibrant ode to the public space that was denied to us by the pandemic: this is the effect of the exhibition “Homo Urbanus” with which Arc en rêve d’Architecture in Bordeaux, France has decided to reopen its installations after the confinement. The exhibition presents audiovisual material from...

  • Debate The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South
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    Debate The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South

    Teresa Caldeira, an anthropologist and Professor of the University of California-Berkley is a reference in contemporary urban thinking. She has spoken with Judit Carrera, director of the CCCB about the challenges confronting cities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the...

  • Public space’s normality
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    Public space’s normality

    What are the responses of designers and architects to the crisis of the pandemic with regard to public spaces? The architecture critic Hans Ibelings observes that the debate about the spatial implications of confinement has mostly focused on the home and workplace, while public space has only...

  • Tearing Down Statues Doesn’t Erase History, It Makes Us See It More Clearly
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    Tearing Down Statues Doesn’t Erase History, It Makes Us See It More Clearly

    Anti-racist movements, arisen worldwide after the killing of George Floyd, have put the past into question by targeting monuments, situated in symbolic place of public space, that represent the legacy of slavery and colonialism. Italian historian Enzo Traverso contextualizes the phenomenon and...

  • What Is a Park Worth?
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    What Is a Park Worth?

    The concept of the environmental services that nature brings us has been evolving throughout history. Evaluating this is increasingly necessary so we can understand the worth of its conservation, maintenance, and adaptation, says an article in The Conversation. But can what has hitherto been...

  • "Domi manere convenit felicibus": Notes on the Health Crisis and Public Space
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    "Domi manere convenit felicibus": Notes on the Health Crisis and Public Space

    Public space tends to be valued as a democratic place par excellence. Now, confinement has made us idealise it as a space of freedom as well, in contrast with the home to which we have been restricted for so long. Xavier Monteys suggests that we need to rethink this overvaluation and speaks out...