On the w@terfront. 1st Video Issue

water60_05_00001-1.jpgVol 60, No 6 (2018)

Espacio Público, Participación, Gobernanza

Video Número I de las ponencias peresentadas en el Seminario Internacional ·Espacio Público: Retos y Oportunidades”. Barcelona, Biblioteca del Bon Pastor, 15 a 17 Enero 2018

Table of Contents


Carme Turégano
Carme Turégano
Miguel Ángel Lozano
Miguel Ángel Lozano
Josep Capsir
Josep Capsir
Joan Roca
Joan Roca


On the w@terfront: 2 more issues in RACO

Núm. 60/3 Bon Pastor. Civic remembrance (I)

water60_04_01-1.jpgThe spatial memory system in the neighborhood of Bon Pastor (Barcelona). Study of the White Center

Antoni Remesar, Bibiana Crespo



Following the development in 2011 of the Mural of Remembrance in Baró de Viver (Barcelona) the adjacent district of Bon Pastor, showed interest on having a symbolic and artistic element of similar characteristics. However, from the beginning, Bon Pastor neighbours expressed the idea that writing their remembrance should not be displayed on a linear support, but should be distributed by the territory. The research group of the Polis Research Centre started a participatory process (not completed nowadays) within the framework of cooperation agreements between the Centre, the Neighbourhood Association and the local authorities of the Sant Andreu district. At the same time, the theme of this “memory system and space” became a topic to be developed by one of the interdisciplinary and international teams of students of the Master Degree in Urban Design: Art, City , Society of the Universitat de Barcelona. This article presents the progress carried out.

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The moment of citizenship . Social innovation and urban governance


Marc Pradel MiquelMarisol García CabezaAna Belén Cano HilaFernando Díaz OruetaLídia García FerrandoSantiago Eizaguirre AngladaMaría Luisa Lourés SeoaneRaúl Ruiz Sola

A book that shows the richness and diversity of proposals for social innovation in the cities and neighborhoods of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Zaragoza Continue reading The moment of citizenship . Social innovation and urban governance

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

Tourism Phobia?

In the summer of 2017, three major issues have focused the public sphere (public opinion) in Barcelona. The strike of the access controllers at the airport, the inexhaustible saga of the referendum of October the 1st and tourism phobia.
On this last point, some direct actions of youth groups linked to the CUP have on social networks and print and broadcast media.Tourism represents approximately 15% of GDP in the city and, therefore, it is dangerous to give the image that tourists are not welcome in Barcelona.
But citizens reactions against tourism are not new, several years ago persist, as the ecological footprint of tourism is felt increasingly.


2014 “We make beach” Neighborhood Network of Ciutat Vella
 “The beach and its surroundings become massive tourism consumption products: every time thousands of rent lads occupy large areas of the beach in a new mode of privatization and commercialization of the public space. And a place where the false moral of some prevent such natural and ancient practices as nudism, practiced without problems during our days on our beaches. Snack bars and bars extend their invasive terraces along the litoral, while everyday commerce disappears shifted by stores of souvenirs and fast food. Even mobility is conditioned by an avalanche of vehicles such as rental bicycles, segways, go-cars and others, which fill the narrow streets of La Barceloneta and the entire Passeig Marítim, as we see in all the Old Town . Added to that is the expulsion of neighbors transformation storey house in tourist apartments, a drama that denounce years. This practice, which destroys the social fabric, coexistence and living conditions, has recently risen in the neighborhood of La Barceloneta, a series of protests that come to blaze with the increasingly numerous voices against a city model that ignores the neighborhood and only seeks the benefit of a few”.
2105 La Barceloneta


BCN (Barcelona)  prohibit / Promote 


The best shop in the world
Gaudi – Sagrada Familia
Gaugi- park Güell
Domènech i Montaner- Hospital de Sant Pau
Cruise ships
F.C. Barcelona
Summer time


La Barceloneta

In a context

Of political corruption
“jail Barcelona”


All cops are bastards

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