Until next 23 January, the registration period for entries is open to all kind of interventions creating, recovering or improving the democratic quality of the urban spaces we share and carried out in European cities between 2012 and 2014.
Malpica de Bergantiños (Spain), 2009
The renovation of a fishing port has entailed the demolition of some buildings and the creation of a walkers’ path made of projecting prefabricated concrete pieces.
Köln (Germany), 2008
The diversion of traffic coming to the station has made it possible to construct a stairway giving access to the cathedral and to re-create the original topography of the old city centre.
The Mexican activist Lydia Cacho, who is internationally renowned for her struggle to defend human rights and to combat abuses against children and women, speaks with Shared Spaces about peaceful appropriation of the streets in a situation of extreme violence.
The workshop on public space of the Architecture and Engineering Foundation in Luxembourg announces the third edition of the SinCityPics photo competition, open until 28 February under the subject "The space in between".
The CCCBLab, a blog on research and investigation on the cultural sphere, has published an article from Paisaje Transversal, which presents the Smart City as a promise that is excessively focused on technological solutions. It invites readers to read the concept politically, think about its social effects and wonder about the threats and advantages it might be offering to citizens.
Waag Society, a foundation which is devoted to education and research in art, science and technology, publishes on its web a manifesto that challenges the Smart City and urges it to take a political position.