Public space and terrorism

Journal of a gadabout (11)

 

After the terrorist attack of August 2017, a controversy over the use of obstacles in the public space was unleashed in different media with the aim of trying to find solutions to those attack and in order:

1.- To difficults attacks with cars in very busy spaces
2.- To increase the safety of pedestrians

They were shuffling solutions of concrete barriers, large flowerpots …. On the eve of the Christmas holidays, the City of Barcelona, has tightened security in several areas of the city, including Las Ramblas, scene of the August attack. Continue reading Public space and terrorism

Public Space: challenges and opportunities. A three days international seminar. Barcelona, January 15th – 17th, 2018

image003Debates on public space are recurrent and it is good that this happens. Despite some mermaid songs against it, public space is fundamental in the processes of city making, but also in the democratic and participatory construction of citizenship. Continue reading Public Space: challenges and opportunities. A three days international seminar. Barcelona, January 15th – 17th, 2018