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Mar Santamaria: “The city is the artifact and the strategy that will enable collective survival”

The urban environment is the backdrop to our lives, and it is expected to be home to at least 70% of the world’s population by 2050. The city reflects the socio-economic world around us while at the same time conditioning and defining us as a society. It permeates each and every one of our actions, decisions and experiences. From the buildings we inhabit to the use of public space; from consumption to mobility. Despite this, we often find it hostile and distant. Like something external that we cannot grasp, let alone transform. But is this really the case? What are cities like today and what might they be like in the near future?

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Participants: Mar Santamaria

25 October 2022