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Albert Garcia Espuche

Architect and historian

Born in Barcelona in 1951. He has been Head of Exhibitions of the Olimpíada Cultural (1988-1991), director of Exhibitions and Research of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (1991-1998), and consultant (1998-1999) and Head of the Research and Documentation Centre of the CCCB (2000-2001) as well as director of Exhibitions of the Barcelona 2004 World Cultures Forum.

He has published various works as a historian, including "Espai i societat a la Barcelona preindustrial" (Editorial La Magrana, 1988); "La construcció d'una ciutat. Mataró 1500-1900" (Editorial Altafulla, 1989) and "Un siglo decisivo. Barcelona y Cataluña 1550-1640" (Alianza Editorial 1998).

As a writer, he has published the novel "El inventario" (Muchnik Editores, Grup 62, 2002).

Among others, he has curated the following exhibitions: "El Quadrat d'Or - The Golden Square", 1990; "Modernisme - the Catalan Art Nouveau", 1990; "Cities: from Balloon to Satellite", 1994; "Portrait of Barcelona", 1995; "The Sustainable City", 1998; "The Reconquest of Europe. European Public Space: 1980-1999", 1999, and "Fez. Interior City", 2002; and has directed thirty or more exhibitions.He has been awarded the following prizes: Special Jury Prize (FAD, industrial design, 1983); "City of Barcelona" (Barcelona City Council, historical research, 1985); "Prat de la Riba" (Institut d'Estudis Catalans, best historical work in Catalan, 1989); "New York International Video Festival" (best script, 1991).


Has participated in


An imaginary Venice

Strategies to Compete

Debate with Joan Trullén, Salvador Rueda and Albert Garcia Espuche

Places to Live: Cultural Models and Economic Reasons

Debate with Ricard Vergés, Antonio Serrano and Teresa Navas

Transport and City

Debate with Carme Miralles, Alfonso Sanz and José Luis Oyón

Urban Metabolism

Debate with Jaume Terradas, Ferran Relea and Salvador Rueda

Compact City, Dispersed Conurbation

Debate with Oriol Nel·lo, Albert Serratosa and Francisco Javier Monclús

Politics and Postmodern Spaces

Debate with Jordi Borja, Sharon Zukin and Albert Garcia Espuche

Fes. Interior City

The reconquest of Europe. Urban Public Space, 1980-1999

The Sustainable City

Portrait of Barcelona

Barcelona: an Artist’s-Eye View

Cities: from the Balloon to the Satellite