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November 5th, 2013


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International workshop on THE SELF MADE CITY in Can Batlló (BCN)

With 60 students from the Universität Stuttgart, ETSA del Vallés (UPC) and ETSAM



Markus Vogl (Stuttgart)

Timo Kegel (Stuttgart)

Mariona Benedito (UPC)

Colectivo Lacol (Can Batlló)

Luis Basabe (ETSAM)


From the 3rd to the 5th of November we have developed the SELF-MADE-CITY workshop on strategies of urban self-planning, self-production and self-management in the Can Battló area in La Bordeta (BCN).

The team included Markus Vogel and Timo Kegel from Stuttgart, Mariona Benedito and the LaCol group of Barcelona, a Madrid server, and 60 students from three universities.

The workshop had two lines of action:

1. Role-play with tables of negotiation on the future development of Can Battló, with six people assuming the roles of six different parties involved in the development of the neighbourhood:

POLITICIAN: Jordi Martí, District councillor for Sants-Montjuic.

CITIZEN: Pep Marcé, member of the BlocOnze assembly

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY: Josefa Marín Luengo, professional interested in developing economic activity in Can Batllo.

PLANNER: Oriol Altiseny and Laia Torras, authors of the current development plan for the area.

ARCHITECT-ACTIVIST: Eliseu Arrufat, member of the LaCol group, involved in the development of BlocOnze.

INVESTOR: Carlos Marmolejo, Professor of real-estate management (UPC).

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2. Development of new URBAN POST-ITS for the reconfigurable colonization of the new public spaces of the neighbourhood.


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Prototypes made with pallets and fruit boxes.