Marked on the horizon line, Utopia is the place to walk towards, dreaming about new ways of living and understanding society. A dream that has always considered the city as the ideal space to be able to materialize new URBTOPIES that through architecture, design and urban planning, imagine alternative cities and other ways of inhabiting and interacting with each other.
The construction of an Urbtopia means dreaming, but also risking, accepting the challenges, concreting and determining the course that gives it aspects of possibility.
In Pontevedra, we would like to be the MEETING point to reflect and discuss about the future of the spaces we inhabit and turn our URBTOPIES into POSSIBLE CITIES.
Sixth Building of the Museum of Pontevedra | Rúa Padre Amoedo Carballo, 3
Dialogue between Lidia Blanco, specialist in cultural management in Latin America, Vicente Granados, Driver of Strategic Plan of Málaga, Telmo Faria, former Mayor of Óbidos and director of the Folio Literary Festival and Lola Dopico, Director of Studies in Textile and Fashion Design at University of Vigo, on the power of culture to make more prosperous and sustainable cities by promoting an educated, critical and conscious citizenship. Talk moderated by the journalist Ramón Rozas.Details
Dialogue between César Mosquera, vice president of Pontevedra Provincial Council and Fernando Nebot, engineer and author of numerous Mobility and Accessibility Urban Plans for different cities, on the keys and concepts that led Pontevedra to become a city of reference for its urban model. Talk moderated by the journalist Fernanda Tabarés.Details
Dialogue between Blanca Valdivia and Marta Fonseca from the cooperative of feminist architects, sociologists and urban planners Point 6, Oihane Ruiz, architect specializing in Urbanism and Feminist Theory and Carme da Silva, Deputy Mayor of Pontevedra, on the public space from a feminist perspective to plan and make friendlier and safer cities for women. Talk moderated by the journalist Susana Pedreira.Details
Conference by Joan Busquets, Urban Planning Architect, Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (USA) followed by a dialogue with Anabel Gulías, political scientist and town councillor for Urban Planning, Historic Centre and City Promotion in Pontevedra.Details
A city that is good for children, is good for all citizens. For this reason, in order to build the URBTOPIES, it is necessary, not only to think of children, but also to ask for their opinion: What do they like the most in the city? What do they miss? How would their ideal city be?
As citizens in their own right, thinking about possible cities is also a matter of children. That is why we go through the schools of Pontevedra gathering opinions, testimonials and suggestions from the kids. Because reflecting, like playing, is a very serious thing. And in Pontevedra we know well, both children and adults, that a good city to play is, surely, the best city to live.