Since its creation in 1999, the POLIS Research Center of the University of Barcelona has been characterized by an important research work on issues of citizen participation and urban governance, with the particularity that its focus are public art and public space issues, from the consideration of the creative possibilities of the neighbours involved in those participatory processes. Continue reading POLIS: 20 YEARS WORKING WITH NEIGHBOURS. AN EXHIBITION
In Decembre 2007 it was approved the LAW 52/2007, of December 26, by which rights are recognized and extended and measures are established in favor of those who suffered persecution or violence during the civil war and the dictatorship. This Law is known as Law of Historical Memory.
The Article 15th of the Law under the title Public symbols and monuments states
1. The Public Administrations, in the exercise of their powers, shall take the appropriate measures for the removal of shields, badges, plates and other objects or
commemorative mentions of exaltation, personal or collective, of the military uprising, the Civil War and the repression of the dictatorship. These measures may include the withdrawal of subsidies or public aid. Continue reading Francoist symbols in Barcelona
by Martín Domínguez Ruz & Pablo Rabasco
Abstract by the Editor of On the w@terfrontt
On November the 10th, 2017, we published the article by Concha Diez-Pastor “Architecture and Documents. Documentary map for the study of architecture and the works of Carlos Arniches “. Continue reading Available the nr. 60/10 of On the W@terfront
The aim of the conference is to critically explore the role of urban art and urban design in shaping the public sphere. The topic of this conference – urban polarization and urban polarities, is aimed at expanding the discussion of the aesthetic experience of the city and the role of various forms of urban creativity – street art, fine arts, architecture and greenery in the processes of urban regeneration and redefinition of city spaces. We would like to look upon the completed and ongoing projects of urban revitalisation and renewal to ask what those changes have taught us, what lessons can be drawn from successful and unsuccessful undertakings. With its specific historical, social and economic characteristics and its present endeavours at revitalisation and redevelopment, Lodz presents itself as an interesting scene for such observations. While discussing the question of urban polarization we would like to reflect on visual, spatial and social polarities that projects of urban renewal might challenge, as well as aesthetic and historical polarities ingrained in urban fabric and everyday life of a city. Continue reading “URBAN POLARITIES. Aesthetic Energy of the City, 3rd International Conference” Call for Papers
12 June 2018. Aula Magna (Historical Building) Universitat de Barcelona, 10 -13h.
LINO CABEZAS. Full Professor of Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, he has been one of the mainstays of the POLIS Research Center and the Master in Urban Design. This day of homage takes the name of the subject that for several years has taught in the Master.
Lino Cabezas is a recognized specialist in subjects of Drawing and of its paper in the History of the Art and in the Theories of the Representation. Continue reading THEORIES OF REPRESENTATION. Conference in tribute to Dr. Lino Cabezas
From 1st June to 7 july, the cultural centre “LA MONJA” at the Benemerita Universidad de Puebla (México) shows the itinerant exhibition “Baró de Viver & Bon Pastor. Urban Cohesion. Building Remembrance”. The exhibition is a first act of the 1st International Conference In Civic Participation in city making organized by Facultad de Arquitectura BUAP, Universitat de Barcelona and Re Genera Espacio Continue reading “BUILDING REMEMBRANCE” EXHIBITED IN PUEBLA
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From july 2008 to February 2009, the MUHBA (Museum of History of the City of Barcelona) showed the exhibition “Shanties. The Informal City“. The brochure of the exhibition explained:
“Shantyism, an urban phenomenon of the first magnitude in Barcelona extending from the beginning of the 20th century to almost the time of the 1992 Summer Olympics, created a veritable “informal city” beside the old urban nuclei, the Eixample district and the various forms of growth of the urban periphery. This informal city stretched across Montjuïc hill, the seafront, some interstitial spaces of the selfsame Eixample and the hills surrounding the city. Continue reading Barcelona: Shanties Again