Project title: REpensar Barcelona - REcuperar la Ciutat
Organisers: Colectivo Derivas, Ciutat Cooperativa, Grup de Participació and Sitesize
Collaborations: La Capella, Pati Llimona, Centre Social de Sans
Kind of project: cultural program
Main subject: history, anthropology, architecture, urban planning, economy, ecology, culture, local resident movements
Key concepts: exchange, city supplanted, review polyphonic community
The Repensar Barcelona conferences (2005-2008) were conceived as spaces in which to exchange knowledge and thought. A proposal was advanced, in an open discussion format, to consider the problems of the contemporary city from a variety of aspects; history, anthropology, architecture, urban planning, economy, ecology, culture, local residents' movements, among others. In the context of these conferences, a polyphonic essay was produced, as a collective exercise, in order to go back to basics and restore sense to words which have long lost their meanings: The Supplanted City, which traversed different urban spaces along with a number of participants with links to Repensar Barcelona.