15/03 -


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Live . Barcelona

Organized by

Centre Obert d’Arquitectura
Cooperativa Jordi Capell


Llibreria La Capell
Plaça Nova, 5


At 18:30 PM



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At the ‘Modern Architecture and City. A quick immersion’ book presentation we have the participation of Joan Busquets, architect and author of the book, and Eulàlia Gómez, architect.

The book collects various stories about modern architecture to define the founding period of the masters and the avant-garde, and to understand the spread of the Modern Movement with its criticisms and contradictions. A second blog allows us to talk about current architecture and discuss the problems of the contemporary city, avoiding a specialist vocabulary. To this end, five questions are asked about the current role of architecture and up to ten ‘design strategies’ are proposed. In addition, the challenges that architecture can solve in a process of strong digital transformation that aims at a more sustainable society are addressed.

Free admission until capacity is reached. The session can also be followed via La Capell’s Instagram: @lacapell_com. Click here to follow the event.

* Free admission until capacity is reached.




Joan Busquets Grau

Catalan architect and urban planner with a degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1969 and a doctorate from the same university in 1975, where he currently holds the chair of urban planning. He has also been professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design since 2002, and a visiting professor and consultant at universities in several countries. He was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 2011, an annual prize for a person who has made an outstanding contribution to European culture, society or the social sciences, “in recognition of his impressive and multifaceted work in the field of urban planning”.

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