As is known, our center has developed, and develops research in two districts of “affordable social houses”. Baró de Viver and Bon Pastor. We are currently advancing in the development of civic remembrance of Bon Pastor.
On the blog devoted to the topic we have published an extensive work of data collection (from emptying the on-line archives of La Vanguardia) about the political development of the various Spanish laws about the “Casas Baratas” (1911, 1927)
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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Journal of a gadabout (4). by Dr. A. Remesar
The visit to Montreal, a great city for walking and with a superb urban mobility system, could focus on one of the iconic elements that are part of the image of the city, most of them associated with mayor Jean Drapeau.
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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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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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Journal of a gadabout (1). by. Dr. A. Remesar
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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