Illustration ©Rebeka Elizegi
The city of five millionEurope’s city system

In Europe, where approximately 80% of the population resides in urban areas, a network of polycentric and...

Illustration ©Rebeka Elizegi
The city of five millionWhat are we talking about when we talk about the metropolitan region?

The expansion of urbanisation, coupled with the consequent overflow of administrative boundaries, bears a...

The city of five millionDispersed urbanisation: An overlooked challenge

The Barcelona of five million encompasses not only the territory of dense and compact cities but also a...

The city of five millionResidential segregation: three key insights

Individuals’ economic status is reflected in the city through the phenomenon of residential segregation. This...

The city of five millionFrom cities to rural areas: A growing phenomenon

The Barcelona metropolitan region is undergoing a phase of counterurbanisation. While urban-to-rural...

Illustration ©Rebeka Elizegi
The city of five millionThe taken city

Urban spaces have evolved from being hubs for living, socialising and hosting activities to becoming...

Aerial view of the port of Barcelona, where the Sant Bertran pier's sheds will soon integrate into the Blue Tech Port business and research hub. © Port de Barcelona
The future of Barcelona’s blue economy

The term “blue economy” goes beyond nautical activities and their associated industry. The concept also encompasses fishing, tourism and hospitality, as well...

El Carmel is one of the neighbourhoods where a wastewater study has been carried out, revealing insights into its residents' habits. © Dani Codina
SCOREwater, the insights hidden within the sewers

Wastewater reflects our habits: when we wake up or go to sleep, when we go on holiday, and even the medications we consume. The peaks in water elimination...

© Eugènia Güell
“A museum should have the capacity to stimulate political and social discourse through its content”

Imma Prieto

Imma Prieto (Vilafranca del Penedès, 1975) has embarked on her role as head of the Fundació Tàpies much like when she was appointed director of Es Baluard...

Impact of poverty and inequality on childhood and adolescence

Children aren’t just the future of a city; they are also part of the present, despite their relatively small demographic representation. In Barcelona,...


The city in images, seen through the eyes of a photographer.

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  • Anna Surinyach

    (Barcelona, 1985). Journalist and documentary photographer, her work focuses on documenting population movements and human rights-related issues worldwide. She is the co-founder and graphic editor of Revista 5W


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‘Suburbia. Building an American dream’

Urban planning and social policies. The exhibition traces the cultural history of the ideal of life of the American dream and analyses the validity and the most controversial aspects of this urbanistic model.

From 20/03/2024 to 08/09/2024
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona - Sala d'Exposicions

Exposició: "1.322. Refugis antiaeris de Barcelona"

Llibres. La fotògrafa Ana Sánchez i l’historiador Xavier Domènech recuperen una altra memòria de Barcelona en temps de guerra amb imatges inèdites.

From 06/05/2024 to 06/06/2024
Centre Cívic La Sedeta

‘Photography for artists. The collection of the illustrator Josep Lluís Pellicer’

Photography. A selection of 170 photos from the thousand or so images that the painter and draughtsman collected during his professional career.

From 23/11/2023 to 19/05/2024
Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona - Sala d'Exposicions

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