URBTOPÍAS

URBTOPÍAS

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.


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TALKS
Possible cities

News 22 nov19:00 h
URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS AND QUALITY OF LIFE

Dialogue between Joan Clos, former Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, mayor of Pontevedra, on the influence of the urban space on social welfare. Talk moderated by the journalist Elisa Beni.

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News 29 nov19:00 h
CULTURE AS A MOTOR FOR THE CITIES

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.

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News 11 dec19:00 h
PONTEVEDRA, THE CITY TO COME

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.

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News 13 dec20:00 h
URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS WITH A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

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.

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News 20 dec19:00 h
THE VALUES OF THE CITY

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.

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Participants

Joan Clos
Joan Clos
Executive Director of UN-Habitat (2010 - 2017)
Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores
Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores
Mayor of Pontevedra
Elisa Beni
Elisa Beni
Journalist
Speaker
Lidia Blanco
Specialist in international cooperation and cultural management in Latin America
Speaker
Vicente Granados
Driver of Strategic Plan of Málaga
Speaker
Telmo Faria
Author and Coordinator of the strategic program of Creative and Innovative Cities Network
Speaker
Lola Dopico
Director of ESDEMGA, Studies on Textile and Fashion Design at the University of Vigo.
Speaker
Ramón Rozas
Journalist
Speaker
César Mosquera
Vice President of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra
Speaker
Fernando Nebot
Road, Canal and Port Engineer
Speaker
Fernanda Tabarés
Journalist
Speaker
Blanca Valdivia e Marta Fonseca
Col·lectiu Punt 6. A cooperative of feminist architects, sociologists and urban planners
Speaker
Oihane Ruiz
Architect specialist in urban planning and Feminist Theory
Speaker
Carme Da Silva
Councillor of the Urban Planning and Environmental Discipline of the city of Pontevedra
Speaker
Susana Pedreira
Journalist
Speaker
Joan Busquets
Urban Planning Architect, Professor of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University (USA)
Speaker
Anabel Gulías
Councillor of the Urban Planning, Historical Centre and City Promotion of the city of Pontevedra

SCHOOLS

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.

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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.

22 & 29 november 2018 11, 13 & 20 december 2018
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