Le città invisibili
El Tejido Urbano: La Psicogeografía de la Ciudad Bordada, de Liz Kueneke 
Un mapa de la ciudad de Barcelona en donde la memoria colectiva se construye entre todos “bordando” la ciudad. En el proyecto, además de  Barcelona, han participado Nueva York, Bangalore, Quito, y Fez y un total de 1.500 personas.
 Se puede ver en: La Casa de la Barceloneta 1761 (C/Sant Carles, 6, Barcelona) 
Más info aquí: 

El Tejido Urbano: La Psicogeografía de la Ciudad Bordada, de Liz Kueneke 

Un mapa de la ciudad de Barcelona en donde la memoria colectiva se construye entre todos “bordando” la ciudad. En el proyecto, además de  Barcelona, han participado Nueva York, Bangalore, Quito, y Fez y un total de 1.500 personas.

Se puede ver en: La Casa de la Barceloneta 1761 (C/Sant Carles, 6, Barcelona) 

Más info aquí

Martin Roemers Metrópolis (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
El 50% de la población mundial vive en una ciudad y en unos años este porcentaje llegará al 70%. Metrópolis, work in progress ganador del World Press Photo 2011, recoge istantáneas de megalópolis mundiales: Mumbai, Kolkata, Karachi, Dhaka, Yakarta, Manila, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, El Cairo y Estambul.

Martin Roemers Metrópolis (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

El 50% de la población mundial vive en una ciudad y en unos años este porcentaje llegará al 70%. Metrópolis, work in progress ganador del World Press Photo 2011, recoge istantáneas de megalópolis mundiales: Mumbai, Kolkata, Karachi, Dhaka, Yakarta, Manila, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, El Cairo y Estambul.

The double face of Globalisation: the case of Dubai 
The three decades preceding the year 2000 brought about significant economic, political and technological changes for the majority of Gulf countries. These changes influenced the way urban areas are structured and function in Gulf cities. According to the United Nations Population Division, between the years 1970 and 2000, the majority of the GCC populations lived in urban areas, with the exception of Yemen. This growth affected the form and morphology of urban-landscape and changed the environment in which people live and work.

This urban growth took place concurrently with the spread of globalisation in the region. Since the beginning of the early 1990s, globalisation paved the way for a new era in the Middle East and the Arab Gulf. This era was received with mixed attitudes and a lot of cynicism towards the global project. In the Arab mind, globalisation holds contested meanings and is often rejected for its associations as a western project and a one-way cultural invasion.

Today, cities in the Gulf deliver conflicting effects of the complex relationship between cultural production and global forces. The case of Dubai is perhaps the most intriguing. What are the promises of globalisation? How does it shape the urban environment? And what are the effects of globalising tactics on the future of gulf cities like Dubai?

[from DUBAI’S MYSTIFIED PROMISE OF GLOBALISATION, via Ibraaz,  http://www.ibraaz.org/essays/61/]

The double face of Globalisation: the case of Dubai 

The three decades preceding the year 2000 brought about significant economic, political and technological changes for the majority of Gulf countries. These changes influenced the way urban areas are structured and function in Gulf cities. According to the United Nations Population Division, between the years 1970 and 2000, the majority of the GCC populations lived in urban areas, with the exception of Yemen. This growth affected the form and morphology of urban-landscape and changed the environment in which people live and work.

This urban growth took place concurrently with the spread of globalisation in the region. Since the beginning of the early 1990s, globalisation paved the way for a new era in the Middle East and the Arab Gulf. This era was received with mixed attitudes and a lot of cynicism towards the global project. In the Arab mind, globalisation holds contested meanings and is often rejected for its associations as a western project and a one-way cultural invasion.

Today, cities in the Gulf deliver conflicting effects of the complex relationship between cultural production and global forces. The case of Dubai is perhaps the most intriguing. What are the promises of globalisation? How does it shape the urban environment? And what are the effects of globalising tactics on the future of gulf cities like Dubai?

[from DUBAI’S MYSTIFIED PROMISE OF GLOBALISATION, via Ibraaz,  http://www.ibraaz.org/essays/61/]

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Rob Carter - ‘Sun City’  (Clip#2)

Buildings naturally growing up like plants, or harmlessly like paper models glued on old postcards. Welcome to Benidorm, the Mini Manhattan of Spain. 

Sun City, by Rob Carter (2013, HD video and sound)
Seen on Loop 2013: The wild building growth of Benidorm is represented through a stop-motion video which juxtaposes past and present images. It seems like the sun had made the building grow up like plants, as if something not human had provoked the awful transformation of the coast. 

Sun City, by Rob Carter (2013, HD video and sound)

Seen on Loop 2013: The wild building growth of Benidorm is represented through a stop-motion video which juxtaposes past and present images. It seems like the sun had made the building grow up like plants, as if something not human had provoked the awful transformation of the coast. 

Sin poesía no hay ciudad
(Acción Poética Tucumán)

Sin poesía no hay ciudad

(Acción Poética Tucumán)

Cartografías Contemporáneas
En la imagen: Richard Long, Una línea trazada caminando, 1967 (Collection Dorothee and Konrad Fischer). Una exposición en Barcelona reflexiona sobre mapeo y cartografías. La idea central es que el hombre siempre ha intentado apropriarse del territorio, condición preliminar para pertenecer a una comunidad. Al Caixa Forum: Cartografías Contemporáneas. Via Urban Relational LABORATORY

Cartografías Contemporáneas

En la imagen: Richard Long, Una línea trazada caminando, 1967 (Collection Dorothee and Konrad Fischer).
Una exposición en Barcelona reflexiona sobre mapeo y cartografías. La idea central es que el hombre siempre ha intentado apropriarse del territorio, condición preliminar para pertenecer a una comunidad. Al Caixa Forum: Cartografías Contemporáneas. Via Urban Relational LABORATORY

Pueblos abandonados
Más invisibles que estos pueblos: Pueblos abandonados nace en 2007 con la idea de volcar en Internet información sobre los miles de pueblos abandonados o en proceso de repoblación que hay en España. El proyecto nos hace reflexionar sobre despoblación, flujos migratorios, dominio de la ciudades, rural vs urbano, urbanización, urbanalización, ocupación rural, …

Pueblos abandonados

Más invisibles que estos pueblos: Pueblos abandonados nace en 2007 con la idea de volcar en Internet información sobre los miles de pueblos abandonados o en proceso de repoblación que hay en España. El proyecto nos hace reflexionar sobre despoblación, flujos migratorios, dominio de la ciudades, rural vs urbano, urbanización, urbanalización, ocupación rural, …

Cubo 2.0 

Instalación, Invierno 2010: una pantalla de pixeles low-cost hecha con cartón, vasos de plástico, cutter circular y proyector. Via zoohaus.net