Collective residences

URBAN PLANNING

From Wednesday, 10 January 2018 to Wednesday, 31 January 2018

URBAN PLANNING

Less than 100k. Urbanism and the future of towns and medium-sized cities

The city, as a way to organize the complexity of humanity, will be one of the highlights of the 21st century. It will be like this, same as it was during the 20th century, because it is one of the centers where the story of the humankind and what affects it is created. The city will have an important role in politics, culture, family, work and every field which defines a human being.

The city is a hub of discourse and forms of power. Globalization, new information technologies, social networks, people’s mobility and many other concepts are changing the shape of the city and the perception we have. The results, however, are neither fixed photos nor universal categories. There are quite a few circumstances indicating that the definition of the city will also be a conceptual battlefield.

What is a city? Why do discourses always take into account global cities, megalopolis, but are not focused on towns and medium-sized cities? What should be the answer of these places to the challenges of the 21st century in a context of globalization? How can they make contributions to other cities and interact with cities in different and remote countries and cultures?

That is why we would like to talk about these challenges in Faber; we are aware that there is a need to reflect on them from the perspective of medium-sized cities and towns as well. The terms of the debate that has to be created will also affect cities and towns that have the responsibility to achieve a territorial balance with big capitals. The inclusive capacity of urbanism has to reach such cities and towns that urban planning itself, at times, does not place at the center of the discussion.

That is the reason why at Faber we want to organize a stay dedicated to urban planning of medium-sized cities and towns. We are looking for urban planners, architects, sociologists, artists, writers, economists, anthropologists, political scientists, artists and all kinds of professionals and we encourage them to present projects that follow the lines of work and thought described above.

Residents

BRENDA PARKER

BRENDA PARKER

Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Policy
MONICA DATTA

MONICA DATTA

Writer
MARIA SISTERNAS

MARIA SISTERNAS

Urban planner and writer
ALESSANDRA ROMEO

ALESSANDRA ROMEO

Architect, Landscape Architect, Artist and Human Being
MO SIRRA

MO SIRRA

Freelance practice-based researcher in art, design and curating
MAXWELL MUTANDA

MAXWELL MUTANDA

Architect and Educator
ETIENNE ROUZIÈS

ETIENNE ROUZIÈS

Writer, historian and librarian
CLARA NUBIOLA

CLARA NUBIOLA

Artist and illustrator. Founding partner and project developer in Fundació el Milà
ARISTOFANIS SOULIKIAS

ARISTOFANIS SOULIKIAS

Filmmaker-Architect
JESSICA WURWARG

JESSICA WURWARG

Urban Planning and Policy Specialist
SOFIA ROYO

SOFIA ROYO

Political scientist, PhD candidate and researcher
ANNE D. MCCULLOGH

ANNE D. MCCULLOGH

Urban Planner and Community Organizer
NEGIN ARMIOUN

NEGIN ARMIOUN

Architect and Researcher
ANGELINA DAVYDOVA

ANGELINA DAVYDOVA

Environmental Journalist
GHADEER MANSOUR

GHADEER MANSOUR

Economist and Urbanist

Opinions

What residents are saying about us

GHADEER MANSOUR

Economist and Urbanist

Tale of OlotIf a city could tell its story, would it be of its people and culture, its industries and economy, its natural landscape and local resources, its buildings and infrastructure, or its history and politics? The urban planning Faber ...

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ANGELINA DAVYDOVA

Environmental Journalist

11 Days in JanuaryIt took me four hours to come to Barcelona with a plane from St. Petersburg, another day to feel myself at home in Catalonia, 24 hours short of sleep and full of walks without looking at a map, sitting in street corner cafes observing ...

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NEGIN ARMIOUN

Architect and Researcher

Beyond an experienceLife is a unique opportunity, isn’t it? And I’m always seeking for new and different experiences to enrich my life! Specially those kinds of experiences which can widen my perspective. Faber seemed to be one of them ...

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JESSICA WURWARG

Urban Planning and Policy Specialist

The Faber Residency on Urban Planning, a Delicious AdventureI arrived in Olot to be a Faber Urban Planning resident in an unusual arrangement, with a strong interest in food’s relationship to cities and my two and a half year old daughter in ...

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ARISTOFANIS SOULIKIAS

Filmmaker-Architect

ImpressionsA residency on urbanism that encompasses its science but also its sociological dimension, as well as the arts, namely all the fields I am interested in, taking place in a beautiful region could not but be appealing to me. And, indeed, ...

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CLARA NUBIOLA

Artist and illustrator. Founding partner and project developer in Fundació el Milà

Live all the streets of OlotFrom the Observatori del Paisatge de Catalunya, to help form part of the group of people that last the month of generation, to be in the Faber Residence Hall. The theme was urbanism, I perceived the mental limit of ...

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