Il·lustració © Enrique Flores
Tackling climate emergencyA zero waste society

In Barcelona, in 2019, almost 800,000 tonnes of waste were generated. Awareness of the waste we generate can move us to action. Big cities must pave the way for a...

Il·lustració © Enrique Flores
Tackling climate emergencyMoving towards a city that cares for us

The health crisis brought on by the pandemic, with the extreme experience of lockdown, has made us see that human habitability is not resolved within the limits of...

Il·lustració © Enrique Flores
Tackling climate emergencyBe part of the solution

The fight against climate change is a colossal challenge that calls for rethinking the entire organisation of the city from top to bottom. It is the whole urban...

Llibre: Claudi Montañá. Estoy hablando de mi generación (Artículos 1972-1977), antologia i pròleg de Josep Maria Ripoll. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
Claudi Montañá, the article as a work of art

Claudi Montañá was the most unique voice in music criticism in the seventies. Nobody could combine popular journalism with creative literature in their texts like he...

Espectacle inaugural del Festival Grec 2020. © Edu Bayer / Ajuntament de Barcelona
Treading carefully and not looking too far ahead. The post-lockdown future of culture

Cancelling, postponing or rethinking. These are the options Barcelona’s cultural initiatives have had to decide between during the Covid-19 lockdown. Each project has...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThe city is bare: nature as necessity

The lockdown triggered by the pandemic has revealed the shortcomings of urban living as we knew it to us. The rural world now offers tranquillity and contact with...

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...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThe year of the plague

Ebola was the first in the succession of new diseases that tested humanity’s immune systems in the early 1990s. It was to be followed by avian influenza in 1997, and...

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