This is a project developed by the ELISAVA DESIS Lab, at Barcelona, which corresponds to the series of Thematic Areas. These projects are activities carried out by the DESIS Network Labs, whose objectives can be seen here
The project ”A la plaça” project is situated in Barcelona: a city with a tradition of lively and dynamic public spaces. Nevertheless, as in all the cities in the world, powerful socio-technical phenomena are threatening them. Therefore, to keep them alive and regenerate them in the new evolving contexts, something must be done to create more favourable conditions.
The project deals with the complexity of the urban setting and its multiple and diverse appropriations, positing public space as the arena that
has the potential to articulate and manage dissent without forcing (overly simplistic) consensus. Public space should become a gameboard of sorts that fosters mediation and embraces otherness.
See the complete project in the PDF file below