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Joan Roca

Specialist in public space and audience in the Barcelona context.

A geographer specialising in urban planning, he is presently director of the Museu d’Història de Barcelona (Barcelona History Museum). He has taught in the ICE (Institute of Education Sciences) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at the Barri Besòs secondary school, while also collaborating with the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich, the Barcelona History Seminar group and the Independent Studies Programme of MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art). He has been a member of the editorial board of L’Avenç and director of Aula Barcelona and the Majories Urbanes Project. He is editor of the collection “Model Barcelona. Quaderns de Gestió” (1999 – 2006) and of the first four volumes of the collection “BCN Biblioteca Històrica” (Institut de Cultura/Edicions Proa, 1997) as well as of other projects concerned with industrial heritage and the image of the city. He has written a number of articles on public space and urban and metropolitan transformations and has published, inter alia, the book El futur de les perifèries urbanes (The Future of Urban Peripheries, Glass Press, 1993).

Has participated in

5th session I+C+i. Public

Barcelona – Krakow

Changing Visions – Visions of Change

Barcelona’s New City Walls