Vista general de la sortida de Barcelona per la Meridiana, amb el barri de Vallbona a la dreta del pont, i Ciutat Meridiana i Torre Baró a l’esquerra.
Where the city earns all its names

In Linde, a photographic project by Myriam Meloni and Arnau Bach, we see the Barcelona behind the ring roads. The Barcelona of the Rec Comtal irrigation...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureListening to the digital ordinary

If the presents and futures of our everyday urban life are entwined and unravelled in digital entanglements, knowing how to listen to them is crucial. But the right...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureTechnological sovereignties

Democracy and technology are two poles that engage in odd relationships of attraction and repulsion. The very technologies that provided minimum services while the...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureImagining the symbiotic city

The COVID-19 crisis has been an anthropological shock, in other words, a dreadful experience for millions of people that will be forever etched on their memories and...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThinking the cities of tomorrow

Times of crisis are also times of danger for democracy. Fear of the future can fuel the temptation to embrace an authoritarian response. What do we need to do to make...

Retrat de Carme Portaceli. © Clara Soler Chopo
“It is through the heart that the viewer’s mind is turned upside down”

Carme Portaceli

Carme Portaceli is to be the forthcoming director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya [TNC, the National Theatre of Catalonia], making her the first woman to run the...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThe far right and authoritarian populism, challenges for liberal democracy

The surfacing of far-right or so-called “authoritarian populist” political parties in the United States and in some parts of Europe seems to be contradictory, as they...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThe end of the (common) world

The Flat Earth theory and other denialist utopias are the radical expression of increasingly widespread indignation at the mental and material decay of the common...

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