IDENSITAT

Urban Temporalities & Glossary of Zombie Spaces

URBAN TEMPORALITIES & GLOSSARY OF ZOMBIE SPACES (Barcelona)

The glossary of zombie spaces is a list of concepts which seeks to specify what actions, phenomena or circumstances contribute to the processes of the zombification of spaces. This iconized glossary places particular emphasis on relating spaces conditioned by the tourism industry to elements that define zombie spaces. The contexts of Palma (Majorca) and Barcelona are contrasted based on the idea of seasonality or temporality. In a case based on tourist activity that defines a temporality throughout the year, and on the other hand, on the urban transformation of a city that is subject to phenomena specific to global capitalism, such as periods of crisis, or links between political interests and private interests. Some spaces have tourism as the activation and deactivation element.

SEASONAL URBANISMS | Barcelona. Places near the coast that are becoming tourist destinations. Peripheral spaces, still not overexposed or overexploited, in the process of reconversion. After a stand-by period, the renders, the fences and the machines appear, proof of the end of lethargy.

 

IDENSITAT is an art project that experiments with ways of affecting the spatial, seasonal and social dimensions of territory through creative processes.

Ramon Parramon. Artist and cultural manager, he holds a degree in Fine Arts and a doctorate from the University of Vigo. The manager and founder of IDENSITAT (since 1999), since 2010, he has been the manager of ACVic, Centre d’Arts Contemporànies de Vic. He has directed the master's degree course in Design, Art and Public Space at Elisava-UPF (2000-2010). He has curated several exhibitions such as "TRANSlocaciones. Observatorio de proyectos" (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2015), "Artesanos. Construcciones colectivas del espacio social" (La Capella, Barcelona, 2013) “CATALIZADORES. Arte, educación, territorios” (Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2010), “Ciudades Intervenidas”  (La Capella, Barcelona, 2010), "Madrid Abierto" (Madrid, 2005). He has participated in and organised seminars, workshops and debate forums on art and social space at national and international level and has published and coordinated several publications on these themes.

Gaspar Maza. He holds a degree in Geography and History from the Universitat de Barcelona, a post-graduate degree in Social Education from the Universitat de Barcelona, and a doctorate in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona. He works as a professor in the department of Anthropology of the Universidad Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona where he teaches various subjects in the urban Anthropology master's programme as well as at the Reus School of Architecture on the Social Anthropology degree course. In addition, he participates as a professor in the School of Sport and Physical Activity Sciences (CAFE) of the Ramon Llull University. He is a member of IDENSITAT, where he habitually takes part in the development of various projects related to the subjects of public space, creativity, territory and sport.

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