"Landscapes of pressure", by our teacher Kathrin Golda-Pongratz presented by our co-director Sandra Bestraten

By June 26, 2014 Blog, En español, NewsBites

"Landscapes of pressure", by Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

The photobook “Landscapes of pressure — Paisajes de presión” by Kathrin Golda-Pongratz opens up a new perspective onto the landscapes exposed to pressure by the Eurovegas project in Spain, showing the agricultural lands of El Prat de Llobregat during the negotiations over the possible construction. The photographs, recently exhibited at the Fundació Miró Museum in Barcelona, are a reflection on territorial policies, processes of urban development and the productivity of a territory in its multiple facets, including an essay by the art critic Carles Guerra.

The presentation of the book is on the July 1, at 7.30 pm at the COAC (Plaça Nova 5, Barcelona), with the participation of our co-director Sandra Bestraten and the interventions by Azucena Arango Miranda, Manuel Delgado, José Luis Oyón, Ramón Ribera-Fumaz and Andrés Walliser.

Our teacher Kathrin Golda-Pongratz (Augsburg, 1971) and author of “Landscapes of pressure — Paisajes de presión”, holds a PhD in architecture and urban planning from the University of Karlsruhe, International Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt also teaches urban planning at the International University of Engineering in Lima and in the School of Architecture of Barcelona La Salle. Her research focuses on urbanization processes and migration, Latin American urbanism, informal urbanism, urban renewal strategies and public space, housing policies, structural changes of urban societies and urban perception.


Image cover: SYL

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