The project 'A la plaça: Modes of Public Space Appropriation in Barcelona' (ALP), led by the directors of the Master’s Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Space Design (MEATS) of ELISAVA, Toni Montes and Roger Paez, has been presented this weekend at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
During the last months, a dozen of design schools from different cities are analysing 10 squares from various cities. Among these cities there is Barcelona, represented by ELISAVA. In this context, ALP explores the concept of democracy and explores specific ways of appropriation of public space by ephemeral architecture.
The initiative represents the contribution of Barcelona to ‘Places en Relation’ (places in relation), an international collaboration coordinated by Vera and Ruedi Baur through the Institut de Recherche en Design CIVIC CITY.