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13 - 15 September 2021

Living Together: Territory, Community, Resources

Debates in the context of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism

The XV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) and the CCCB are organising three days of debates and seminars to reflect on the future of the territory and its resources, community life and the current challenges facing urban thought.

What can we do to keep a territory alive, to unite a community? The 15th edition of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism focuses on the need to recalibrate the balance between more and less densely populated areas of our territory, while guaranteeing the well-being of the communities there. In an increasingly urbanised world, we will discuss proposals aimed at revitalising, in a coherent and respectful way, the densest urban areas as well as the most uninhabited territories – which are responsible, in turn, for providing our cities with food, materials and basic resources for their subsistence. The debates will also include reflections on the disruptions and transformations that have accelerated as a result of the pandemic, and which have necessarily led us to reconsider how we should design cities going forward.

During three days of debates and seminars, professionals, activists and researchers from different disciplines will share their experiences and engage in a dialogue with the public in order to reflect on their practices and present proposals that contribute, from the fields of architecture and urbanism, to a more egalitarian and balanced social model that is truly respectful of the spaces we inhabit.  

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