On the w@terfront indexed in ESCI

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In 1998 we started the publication of an on-line magazine called “On the w@terfront”. Since then we have published 43 issues. Initially the magazine was hosted in our web site. Later on, in 2011, we joint RACO (OpenSoure Catalan Reviews) a consortium of the Catalan Universities.

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The Lodz Experience

Journal of a gadabout (3). by  Dr. A. Remesar

Coming from Barcelona, a city whose urban fabric is based largely on an urban plot that leaves no separation between buildings, ie a city  built “between party walls” is a surprise to find so many  party walls  in Lodz.

The party walls represent a devaluation of the urban landscape and go against urban decorum. It’s no wonder that municipalities suffering from the “disease of party walls” implement strategies that, without solving the problem in a structural way,  will alleviate it, at least aesthetically, contributing to urban decorum.

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The GAU – Urban Art Gallery in Lisbon

Journal of a gadabout (2). by Dr. A. Remesar

The GAU (Urban Art Gallery) Lisbon, sponsored by the Department of Culture of the city, born in parallel with the “Visual and Performance Street Art” event in 2009.

From that moment was consolidated as a temporary gallery of  urban art shows and festivals. It has a location in the Baixada da Gloria, but also operates in various parts of the city, especially acting over disused buildings.

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Barcelona in cans

Journal of a gadabout (1). by. Dr. A. Remesar

2014_01.jpg I was preparing my lecture on “New Urban Decorum” the which   I had to deliver in Lodz, at the 1st International Symposium “Aesthetic Energy of the City”  in September 2014. Was when I discovered the work of a street artist, unknown to me at the moment, and that later I would know is called “Latas  (Cans)“. Obvious cans are the basis of his – I don’t know if to say her, but I will continue to say his –  work .

I came to being focused on the work by Clet Abraham in Barcelona, and the discovery was most enjoyable.

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Rosa Vives new director, Department of Arts & Conservation Restoration at the University of Barcelona — Polis Research Centre. Universitat de Barcelona

By absolute majority, against two other candidates, Dr. Rosa Vives has won the election for Director of the Department of Arts & Conservation-Restoration.

via Rosa Vives new director of the Department of Arts & Conservation Restoration at the University of Barcelona — Polis Research Centre. Universitat de Barcelona