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A debate series programmed in partnership with Serpentine Galleries as part of SpainNOW  
Curated by Gonzalo Herrero Delicado and with the support of AC/E and Blueprint

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A series of debates programmed in partnership with Serpentine Galleries and part of SpainNOW!, exploring the concept of urban public space and its relation with political dissidence through the voices of emerging architecture practices and thinkers that consider public space the starting point to re-think the assets of our cities. 

Session 1: The Power of Many   

In 2011 the Occupy movement catalysed unrest and a will for change all over the world, while the Arab Spring brought about political and social change throughout northern African countries. While in these instances, the term 'public space' recovered its original meaning, it also became one of the central topics and claims for many young European architects. This first session, titled 'The Power of Many', included a panel discussion, chaired by Gonzalo Herrero, with representatives of Zuloark and Assemble, two collective practices working with architecture as a political tool to improve the city and its communities.


 
Session 2: Architectural Dissidence in the Public Arena  

Public space is a complex scenario that involves different interests and actors including citizens, public administrations, private clients and all other parties involved in its governance. All these forms of influence also open the door to large uncertainties. Can architects and designers, through public space, stimulate citizens' self-organisation and facilitate social interaction within communities? Can contemporary public space generate real structural changes in our contemporary system? This second session includes a lecture by architect and critic Ethel Baraona followed by an open conversation with architect and curator Gonzalo Herrero.



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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Dates: July 25th & August 15th, 2015
Location: Serpentine pavilion, Serpentine Galleries (Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, UK)
More info: www.serpentinegalleries.org + www.spain-now.org.uk 
 
Speakers: Jane Hall & Amica Dall, Assemble, Manuel Domínguez, Zuloark, Ethel Baraona, dpr-barcelona, and Emma Enderby, Serpentine Galleries
Curator: Gonzalo Herrero Delicado

SpainNOW

Antonio Molina-Vázquez, Founder & Director
Lucía Burbano, Communications Manager
 
Serpentine Galleries

Lucia Pietrotusti, Claude Adjel and Taylor Lemelle (Public Programmes)
 

With the support of 
AC/E Acción Cultural Española
ING Media 

In media partnership with  
Blueprint