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Public space: a citizens' reconquest

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The multiple dimensions of public space bring together the main values of the city but also reveal its inequalities. Public space is at once an integrating instrument and a setting of conflict in cities.


On the occasion of the presentation of the postgraduate course Espai públic: polítiques urbanes i ciutadania (Public Space: Urban Policy and Citizenship), organised by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in collaboration with the CCCB, a panel discussion is offered in which the participants debate the question of citizens’ reconquest of public space.


 


6.30 p.m. Presentation of the postgraduate course “Public Space: Urban Policy and Citizenship”


This will be carried out by the course directors:



  • Jordi Borja. Director of the Department of City Management and Urban Planning of the OUC

  • Itziar González. Architect and former City Councillor representing the Ciutat Vella District of Barcelona

  • Joan Subirats. PhD in Economic Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona


Presented by: Judit Carrera. Director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space (CCCB).


 


7 p.m. Panel discussion: The Citizens’ Reconquest of Public Space


Participants:



  • David Bravo - Architect

  • LaCol – Architects’ collective

  • Guillem Domingo – Environmental specialist, member of the Plantem-nos! collective

  • Andrés Naya – from the publication La Veu del Carrer - FAVB


Moderator: Albert Arias, La Trama Urbana (Urban Weft) collective

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