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.

This seminar is organized around three axes:

  1. The analysis of public space service value
  2. The analysis of the importance of ground design
  3. Visits to certain areas of the city to particularize the previous points Seminar on the move)

January the 15 th 16 -21 h.

Topic: Public Space, public urban service system

Presentation of the PSSS project, proving the diversity of cultures and practices of Urban Design, the relevance of the basic principles of the project: interdisciplinarity, the epistemological framework of Public Space, the principle of organization.

  • Speakers: Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID). Universidade de Lisboa*
  • Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU). Universidade de Porto**

Topic: Public Space, Participation, Governance

Presentation of the project that covers from the remembrance space system in the Bon Pastor (Barcelona) to the museum space of the housing working class of Barcelona


Topic: The importance of the pavement in the public space

15438_Barcelona_a_ras_de_suelo_210x297.inddPresentation and debate on the book by Danae Esparza


Place: Biblioteca del Bon Pastor. Carrer de l’Estadella, 64, 08030 Barcelona. ‘ 934 98 02 16  Línea 9 sud, Línea 10.  H4

Language: Spanish

January 16th, 10 to 12 h. Seminar on the move (I)

Inhabited projects (Bon Pastor)

Speaker: Associació de Veïns i Veïnes del Bon Pastor

Meeting point: Exit stop Bon Pastor. Metro Lines 9 sud and 10

Language: Spanish

15 to 17 th

Significant systems: Art | memory | symbolism

Speaker: N. Ricart (UB)

Meeting point: Exit stop Maria Cristina. Line III (Green)

Language: spanish

January 17th., 10-12th. Seminar on the move (II)

‘Commo-disney- fication’:  charms and conflicts

Meeting point: metro stop Barceloneta. Line IV. Yellow

Speaker: A. Remesar (CR POLIS – UB)

15 to 17 h.

Language: Spanish

Inhabited projects II (Baró de Viver)

Speaker: X.Salas . T. Vidal (CR POLIS – UB)

Meeting point: metro stop Baró de Viver. Line I. Red

Language: Spanish

* CERIS (Engenharia Civil – Investigação e Inovação para a Sustentabilidade,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa) : Pedro Brandão, Ana Brandão, Jorge Silva, Jorge Gonçalves

CEG (Centro de Estudos de Gestão, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa): M.R. Partidário

** CEAU (Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto): Nuno Travasso

Organized by:



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With the support of:

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Biblioteca del Bon Pastor


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