Communication breakdown: architects’ gatherings in Barcelona to strengthen proffesional discourse

The local’s architects association is organizing five gatherings every Thursday, once a fortnight, which will be made up of five different teams of local architects. Focusing on their work as a background for a wider discourse on contemporary local architecture, the meetings are open to the public.

 

Scaffold House, Bosch-Capdeferro 2014 © José Hevia

Scaffold House, Bosch-Capdeferro 2014 © José Hevia

 

Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura, a local architect’s association in Barcelona, is organizing a series of social gatherings with young architects from different areas of expertise, all of which have developed their work over the last years during the economic crisis.

Each of the gatherings will be made up of five different teams of local architects, focusing on their work as a background for a wider discourse on contemporary local architecture and the apparent lack of communication between professionals.

Held on Thursdays, once a fortnight, the meetings are open to the public.

 

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“Walking the city”, a different take on architecture and urban planning in Barcelona

Halfway between a tour-guide and a compilation of essays on the renowned mediterranean metropolis, the book will be presented on April 21. It is the result of an experimental -and very succesful- teaching programme in UPC’s ETSAB, in which the city is taken as a raw material to study architecture, urban planning, sociology or history.

 

Walking the city. Barcelona as an urban experience © Publicacions Universitat Barcelona

Walking the city. Barcelona as an urban experience © Publicacions Universitat Barcelona

 

On April 21, a new book about Barcelona will be presented. A crossover between a tour-guide and a compilation of essays on the renowned mediterranean metropolis, “Walking the city. Barcelona as an urban experience” is an attempt to collect the lessons learned during the many experiences and events carried out by the teachers and students in ETSAB, the city’s public architecture school.

The book is the result of an experimental -and very succesful- teaching programme in UPC’s ETSAB, in which the city is taken as a raw material to study architecture, urban planning, sociology or history. Using the streets as a classroom, the courses over the last years have taken place through a series of city tours in which the students could experience the teachings themselves and experiment with the city around them.

The book, edited by Estanislau Roca, Inés Aquilué and Renata Gomes, will be presented in the auditorium of the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) by none other than Oriol Bohigas, Itziar González, Lluís Permanyer and Anna Ramos. The authors of the articles featured in the book will also be present.

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