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    "The defence of public space is basic in an increasingly urban world"

    Interview with Josep Ramoneda

    The former director of the CCCB speaks of the virtues and perils of public space and, more specifically, about political public space, which is frequently corporatized. Public space should be defended because heterogeneity is the basic principle
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    “The city has something in common with a prison when it never ends”

    Interview with Marina Garcés

    The Catalan writer reflects upon the volatile, precarious situation of housing, which has turned public space into a refuge. She also notes that the city has something in common with the prison when it does not have clear limits.
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    "The concept of 'public space' is an instrument of power which distracts us from what the real city is"

    Interview with Juan José Lahuerta

    Shared Spaces interviews Juan José Lahuerta, architect, head of collections at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) and holder of the King Juan Carlos I Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization at New York University (NYU).
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    “Urban Planet: Mobility in Cities of the Future”

    A lecture by John Urry

    The director of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, John Urry, who is considered to be one of the most influential sociologists today, questions the short-term viability of the automobile as a means of urban transport.
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    UrbanScope, the new audiovisual section of this website

    The website publicspace.org has just launched UrbanScope, an audiovisual section which offers a selection of documentaries on the values and challenges of the European c
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    The Prize in the “Citizenship and Public Space” Seminars

    27/10/2014 - 29/10/2014 │ Federasul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)

    The international gathering promotes exchanges of knowledge between local governments in the conviction that urban public space is a crucial factor in achieving more equitable and sustainable cities.
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    The “Shared Cities” exhibition opens in the Polish city of Szczecin

    16/10/2014 - 26/10/2014 | Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin

    The exhibition is one of the events of the Eighth Westival – The Art of Architecture. The title of this year’s Westival is “City, a Public Thing”.
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    "Dynamics and complexity in management, design and activation of public space"

    2 October 2014, 7 p.m.│CCCB, Classroom 2│Spanish

    The urban planner Jordi Borja and the political scientist Joan Subirats will present the postgraduate course entitled "Public space: Urban policies ans citizenship"
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    "Under siege"

    Symposium at the CCCB | 16 September - 3 November

    As a complementary activity to the “Under siege” installation, journalists, researchers and activists will come together in four different sessions to discuss present-day cases of wars and analyse new aspects of the contemporary siege.
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     “Shared Cities” travels to Bordeaux

     City Hall, Bordeaux  | 8/09/2014 - 14/09/2014

    In the framework of the Agora 2014. Biennale d’architecture d’urbanisme et de design, the itinerant exhibition will have its first showing in this city near France’s Atlantic coast
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