[English, Catalan and French | Duration: 01:46:48]
The architect and urban planner Marcel Smets was at the Centre of Contemporary Culture on 3 June in order to give a lecture titled “Contemporary Urban Passages” and also to present the project “Passages”. His visit was one of the activities related with the “Shared Cities” exhibition, which ended the following day. The architect Carles Llop was master of ceremonies for the event. Smets spoke about different ways of organising pedestrian flows in contemporary cities, showing a range of examples of urban passages from around the world and explaining how to stimulate better relationships among citizens with regard to urban space. He was followed by Meirelle Appel-Muller, general representative of the Institut pour la ville en mouvement, which is organising of the project. She commented on, and illustrated present applications of the project in different cities where it is already underway.