Shared SpacesShared Spaces
is an interview section which aims to reflect the multifaceted and changing nature of public space. It does this by means of simple but very open questions addressed to informed individuals from widely differing origins and disciplines that are part of the many activities organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)
. With a format that is short and flexible but not lacking rigour, it is therefore an educational tool for all kinds of audiences and one that aims to create awareness of the fact that understanding and transforming the city we share is everyone’s concern.
Interview with Pete Fussey
The English criminologist and sociologist talks about security measures in public space. He believes these are necessary but warns that they also place barriers between different types of people and can even impoverish urban experience.
Interview with Nancy Fraser
The American political scientist identifies a paradox in the present-day public sphere. While we have technology which permits a high degree of communication, public space has become corporatised and lacks a culture of citizen participation.
Interview with Sajia Begham
The Afghan lawyer talks about public space in Afghanistan and how this has changed since the outbreak of war in 2001. Although they have more mobility and greater chances of free expression, citizens are afraid to go out because of the still-latent violen
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
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.
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).
Interview with Kamila Shamsie
The writer Kamila Shamsie was interviewed by Shared Spaces when she visited the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) last March to give a lecture titled “The Unmapped City”, which closed the “Open City” lecture cycle.
Interview with Peter Cachola
Peter Cachola, architect, director of the German Architecture Museum (DAM) and jury member for the European Prize for Urban Public Space in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 awards, was interviewed by Shared Spaces when he visited the CCCB to attend the last meetin
Interview with Joanna Bourke
Shared Spaces with Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Interview with Dietmar Steiner
Dietmar Steiner, architect and director of the Architekturmuseum Wien, was interviewed by Shared Spaces on the occasion of his visit to the CCCB as a member of the jury for the 2012 European Prize for Urban Public Space.