Journal of a gadabout 16 by Dr. A. Remesar
Lefebvre (Lefebvre, Henry, 1973) pointed out the contradictions inherent to the monument. He defends it insofar as it “projects on the ground a worldview and a transcendence, a beyond“; but he rejects it because when it “organizes a space, colonizes and oppresses its surroundings”, (… and) “full of symbols it offers them for contemplation (passive) and social conscience when they are out of date and have lost their meaning“. Continue reading What are the monuments for?
Journal of a Gadabout (14) by Dr. A. Remesar
The public space is structured in four planes: that of the ground, the vertical (not exclusively of facade); the plane of the air and a fourth plane that can be called zenital. The most studied is the horizontal plane, built from infrastructures, elements of urban service (lighting, vegetation, signage, etc.) and interfacing with urban systems (water, electricity, gas, etc.), with the omnipresent elements of paving. (see)
The study of the vertical plane is reduced to the analysis of the facades, although the vertical containment of public space goes beyond the facades. (see)
Continue reading Public space: the use of vertical and air planes
Journal of a Gadabout (13) by Dr. A. Remesar
In Decembre 2007 it was approved the LAW 52/2007, of December 26, by which rights are recognized and extended and measures are established in favor of those who suffered persecution or violence during the civil war and the dictatorship. This Law is known as Law of Historical Memory. Continue reading Francoist symbols in Barcelona
Journal of a gadabout (12) by Dr. A. Remesar
From july 2008 to February 2009, the MUHBA (Museum of History of the City of Barcelona) showed the exhibition “Shanties. The Informal City“. The brochure of the exhibition explained:
“Shantyism, an urban phenomenon of the first magnitude in Barcelona extending from the beginning of the 20th century to almost the time of the 1992 Summer Olympics, created a veritable “informal city” beside the old urban nuclei, the Eixample district and the various forms of growth of the urban periphery. This informal city stretched across Montjuïc hill, the seafront, some interstitial spaces of the selfsame Eixample and the hills surrounding the city. Continue reading Barcelona: Shanties Again
Journal of a gadabout (11) by Dr. A. Remesar
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
Journal of a gadabout (10) by Dr. A. Remesar
10,000 policemen occupying the streets, the public space
More than 700 citizens injured for defending the right to vote
Polling stations sealed Continue reading Shame !!!!
Journal of a gadabout (8) by Dr. A. Remesar
Espai Jove Boca Nord is a youth and public equipment belonging to the Horta-Guinardo District that aims to respond to the needs, concerns and demands of young people.
From Espai Jove Boca Nord we intend to provide services for the youth of the district and the city with resources and spaces that dignify the conditions of the young people. We talk about 2,300 m2 of young people and young people. We talk about a model of equipment that has resources to offer spaces and highly singularized programs. Continue reading Against urban corruption
Journal of a gadabout (7) by Dr. A. Remesar
The District of Sant Andreu (Barcelona) has a new space for creation and dissemination of culture. This is the Bostik Factory, an initiative by the architect, photographer and activist Xavier Basiana, the creator of the Ivanow Factory. Continue reading Veritas in simplice: Portraits of an epigram by Judith Massana
Journal of a gadabout (6) by Dr. A. Remesar
I recommend a visit to Rabat. Ahead of they conclude the works of what we call “the third Rabat”.
The first is the victorious Ribat (Ribat al-Fath), as stated in the monolith of entry into the old limits. It includes the medina and the city center designed by Prost following the recommendations of Forestier, both two under the orders of Marshal Lyautey.
A center expanded in several districts of French flavour: Ocean – site of the corniche suffering remodelling and pressure of the projects Kasr al Bahr and Sephira; Les Orangers, Aviation, Belvedaire… and the most bourgeois of all Agdal Hay Riad. Continue reading Rabat. Royal Patronage for urban art