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Projecting the social value of the city’s architecture to the world

09/27/2017 - 17:30

The relationship between urban landscape and society and the role local people’s lives play in defining public space are the main themes for the Barcelona programme at the Bienal de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, where it will be the guest city of honour.

The city’s participation in the event includes conferences and the exhibition ‘Barcelona, architectures of a city’, organised with the collaboration of the Institut Ramon Llull. Besides promoting knowledge and the preservation of architectural works, the aim is to highlight the complicity generated by citizens engaging with architecture, and the dialogue architecture establishes with associations in the city.

The projection of Barcelona’s characteristic urban architecture seeks to go even further: “Our aim is to organise our own biennial as soon as possible. We want to be a global leader in reflection about architecture and the role the city plays”, explained the Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage, Daniel Mòdol, at the programme presentation.

The sixteenth edition of the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires is on from 9 to 20 October in the Argentinian capital. It was first organised in 1985 and is now considered one of the most important biennials in the world, along with those held in Venice and Sao Paolo.