Persones mirant uns quadres en una exposició © Vicente Zambrano
Cultural vulnerability

Cultural workers live in a lamentable state of job insecurity, as we can see from the debate that opens this Culture Folder. The arts actually help us to recognise...

Il·lustració d'un megàfon
Digital cityFrom smart city to democratic city

The adjective 'smart' is very much in vogue. It represents the idea that cities can be more intelligent and efficient thanks to technology, and the data that they and...

Il·lustració d'una fila de persones agafant cada una amb les mans el cap de qui té davant
Digital cityThe ecosystem of knowledge as a common asset

Urban environments are characterised by the opportunities they offer to think of a political culture where shared knowledge assets can be managed jointly by different...

Il·lustració d'una mà posant una papereta en una urna que és un candau
Digital cityThe right to the (digital) city

Cities and citizens, not companies, ought to own the data produced in cities and should be able to use said data to improve public services and put their policies...

Personas alrededor de una parada de libros en la calle
Copyright and freedom of expression in the Internet Age

The European Union has tabled a new directive on copyright to harmonize different aspects of the European digital market. 

Open cityThe (global) city’s not for me

The large global metropolis embodies the spirit of our era, while small and medium-sized deindustrialized cities are sceptical about the future, with nostalgia for a...

Rertrat de Caterina Biscari
‘In an election campaign, the word “science” never appears’

Caterina Biscari

Alba is the most important synchrotron light laboratory in the Mediterranean and south-west Europe. However, it is a great unknown for Barcelona society in general....

Retrat de Marta Reynal-Querol
Science at the service of conflict prevention

Marta Reynal-Querol

To prevent wars, it is essential that we stress on the prior latent causes of the unrest. The use of modern technologies and the analysis of big data are the basis of...

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