Urban Walk: Urban Transitions and Public Space

Ortigosa, Javi and Cuch, Laura. 2019. 'Urban Walk: Urban Transitions and Public Space'. In: Cities of Light, Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain 21-23 February 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Drawing on the expertise of urban planner Javi Ortigosa and photographer and researcher Laura Cuch, this five-kilometer walk is a journey through urban fabric transitions that show various phases of city growth and transformation. The walk will emphasise the public space and what people make of it, paying attention to its provision and quality, as well as how it coexists with non-coherent urban development policies. We will also consider ways of visually interpreting urban change and adaptation. From the edge of the left side of Eixample, through the neighbourhood of Sants and crossing the boundary with Torrassa in Hospitalet, we will visit public, social and infrastructural enclaves that evidence the cohabitation of different temporalities, communities and more or less successful projects and visions of public city life.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Other)

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Organised with the support of the Urban Photographers Association and Institut d'Estudis FotogrĂ fics de Catalunya.


Urban Walk, Cities of Light Symposia, Urban Studies, Cities, Barcelona, Photography, Co-existence

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23 February 2019Completed

Event Location:

Barcelona, Spain

Date range:

21-23 February 2019

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Date Deposited:

29 Nov 2023 10:51

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2023 10:51



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