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Living Together: Territory, Community, Resources

Balancing the Territory

Seminars in the context of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism

Debate

Free with pre-booking

The seminars in the series ‘Living Together: Territory, Community, Resources’ offer a space for reflection in which professionals in architecture and urbanism come together with experts, researchers and activists from different fields to share experiences and engage in a dialogue with the audience.

How can we strike an optimum balances between the more and less densely inhabited areas of the territory? In this seminar, we will share experiences and proposals for revitalising the most uninhabited areas of our geography. Participants in the conversation will include researchers in agroecology, activists and rural business owners, along with professionals, theoreticians and experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture. Taking on a multi-faceted perspective, we will analyse the shortcomings that need to be addressed and we will suggest strategies for promoting and facilitating the repopulation of rural areas.

With participation from:

Arantza Ozaeta and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo, architects and members of the collective Taller DE2, researchers for the project ‘Uncharted Pyrenees’      

Eduardo Prieto and Fernando del Moral, architects and educators, coordinators of the forum ‘Territorios resistentes’ [Resilient territories] 

Vanesa Freixa, critical thinker on rural habitat, previously responsible of the Catalunya School of Shepherds and Obrador xisqueta

Neus Monllor, environmentalist and agrosocial consultant, specialist in rural development                   

Pere Sala, director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia

Andrés Carretero and Saul Alonso (Montaje), architects and researchers for the project ‘Campos. Despoblación, escuela rural y práctica espacial crítica’ [Countryside. Depopulation, rural school, and critical spatial practices] at the MUSAC

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