The Symposium took place in November 2017 in Barcelona.
The objective of the Symposium was to bring experts and citizens in a common place for discussing issues about dynamic public space, communicate the work developed in the project and sharing knowledge on active public space by renowned experts and public administration.

Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space


Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space was developed by the IAAC > Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Centre for Central European Architecture CCEA MOBA and the University of Applied Arts Vienna Die Angewandte.

The Symposium took place on 13-14 of November in Barcelona.

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More than 40 speakers participated on panels, presentations and roundtables discussions devoted to the future of our public space.

Amongst them:

  • Crimson Rose (Burning Man Festival)
  • Patrick Blanc (Vertical garden Patrick Blanc)
  • Helle Søholt (Making Cities for People)
  • Gala Pin (BCN City Council)
  • Pontus Westerberg Arranz (UN-HABITAT)
  • Areti Markopoulou (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
  •  Luis Falcón (InAtlas)
  • Nataly Gategno (Future Cities Lab)
  • Alexei Novikov  (Habidatum)
  • Francesca Bria (BCN City Council)
  • Enric Batlle (Batlle i Roig Arquitectes)
  • Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio)
  • Aldo Sollazzo (Noumena)
  • Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change)

and many more.

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Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program

Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program is online!


pdf: IAAC_RC_program.pdf

You can find more info at the symposium website:

Responsive Cities Sypmposium 2017: Active Public Space

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The Symposium Active Public Space will take place in Barcelona on the 13th-14th November 2017.

It will be organized around following topics:

  • DESIGN – urban analytics | physical and digital merge | fabrication protocols | real time data
  • SHARE – citizen participation | ownership | accessibility | sharing economies
  • ADAPT – resilience | new materials | dynamic cycles | environment
  • EXPERIENCE – digital & virtual space | behaviours | gaming |
  • LEARN – raising awareness | testbed for innovation | policies | data flows

Call for papers is open!

Deadlines for the call:

  • Opening of Call: June, 15th 2017
  • Submission: September, 28th 2017 
  • Participants selection: October, 9th 2017
  • Symposium: November, 13th – 14th 2017

Find out more information about the event on


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