In mid January 2011 I arrived in Barcelona to work with Raons públiques, a local project of Architectos Sin Fronteras.

Raons públiques is an interdisciplinary group concerned with the urban environment in general, and Public Space and Participation in particular. After winning an initial municipal competition, the group has embarked on a four-month-long intensive, multifaceted exploration consisting of research, interviews and public activities. The area of focus is Fort Pienc, a neighborhood in the Eixample of Barcelona.

The resulting body of work will form a robust foundation from which an informed, inclusive and integrated approach toward urban design can begin to be formulated. And the resulting methodology will certainly add to the discourse of using Participation as a vital tool towards good city planning.

I am lucky enough to be part of this process for a short while, and greatly anticipate the experience.

This blog is both a documentation of the process and ensuing project, as well as an exploration strand towards an attempt to understand our pluralistic urban condition. The learning will happen mostly from Investigating Fort Pienc: particularly the Past, the Present and the Process of Participation in the creation and use of its Public Spaces.


4 Comments to “About”

  1. Hi,

    A friend of mine in Quebec is planning an exhibition on urban agriculture all around the world and I saw that you have great pictures of el Forat de la Vergoya.

    I would like to know if we could use your pictures for this exhibition. We would need the pictures in high definition. Naturally, your name and contact would be under the picture during the exhibition.


    • Thanks Marie-Eve,

      You are welcome to use the photos if they are cited; let me know if you need better resolution images. What is the exhibition? I’d love to know more about it!


  2. Hello, i am also wondering if i could use a few of your images regarding the courtyards of the Eixample for an article i am writing for online publication. Full creditation would be given of course.

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