The exhibition “I Like Barcelona. People, architecture and urban planning”, which can be seen up until the 20th of March, offers photographs and opinions gathered during architecture festival 48h Open House BCN and invites visitors to select their favourite buildings
That Barcelona is an attractive city there can be no doubt. One of the reasons why the city seduces residents and visitors alike is its architecture. From Ciutat Vella to Eixample, and taking in Sant Martí and Sant Gervasi, the “ciudad condal”, as Barcelona is known, in reference to its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona, boasts a collection of historical and contemporary buildings of great architectural significance.
The Sala Ciutat is currently hosting an exhibition of opinions and photographs gathered during recent editions of the architecture festival 48h Open House Barcelona which, every year, opens the doors of numerous emblematic residences and buildings throughout the city to the general public. The photographs are the work of participants in the Openfoto and Opengram competitions and the opinions regarding what people find attractive about the city were also gathered during recent editions of the festival. The exhibition, then, is an attempt to approach the relationship between the city’s architecture and its people, more specifically how the latter perceive and experience the former.
The exhibition can also be seen as one that has been made by the people, for the people and, by means of a heart-shaped magnet designed to imitate the social media “I like” icon, the attendant public can also vote for their favourite photographs and opinions. The exhibition also encourages social media participation, and those who so wish need only take a “selfie” with the city as a backdrop, upload it using the tags #SalaCiutatBCN and #ILikeBCN and complete the phrase “What I like most about Barcelona is ... “.
The objective of the exhibition is to create a network of opinions relating to the preferences of Barcelona residents regarding the city’s urban planning and architecture, in other words, a collective vision of the city.
I like Barcelona. People, architecture and urban planning
When: until the 20th of March
Price: Free entrance
When: Sala Ciutat
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