The Self Made City

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The international workshop taking place in Barcelona had the aim to study the particular situation of Can Batlló, an old private industrial area in the centre of the city with a development project of converting it into a high quality residential area and a hotel under the claim of the neighbours to convert it into a public bulding.
The workshop had two lines of action:
1. Role-play negotiating table about the future development of Can Batlló, with six invited members to represent main agents of the urban development.
POLITICIAN: Jordi Martí, Councillor District Sants-Montjuic.
CITIZENSHIP: Pep Marcé, member of the assembly of BlocOnze.
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY: Josefa Marin Luengo, Professional interested in developing economic activity in Can Batllo.
URBAN PLANNER: Altiseny Oriol and Laia Torras, Authors of the current urban plan of the area.
ARCHITECT-ACTIVIST: Eliseu Arrufat, LaCol member of the group, involved in the development of BlocOnze.
INVESTOR.
2. Development of nine POST-ITS URBAN reconfigurable prototypes for colonization and appropriation of new public spaces in the neighborhood. The prototypes were made with pallets and fruit boxes.

PROFESSORS:
Markus Vogl (Stuttgart)
Timo Kegel (Stuttgart)
Mariona Benedito (UPC)
Colectivo Lacol (Can Batlló)
Luis Basabe (ETSAM)