City Ideas (Ideas de Ciudad) is a laboratory for research, dissemination and debate on the spatial and social transformations of the contemporary city. The aim is to create a city laboratory, an open research platform geared towards exploring the future of cities as spaces for culture and the generation of new social, technological and innovation paradigms.
Olga Subirós presents in this second online conference, an investigation into the quality of the air in the city of Barcelona that serves as a wake-up call, inviting us to reflect and to take immediate action. Subirós takes advantage of her curatorship of the Catalan pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture to not only research and disseminate information, but also to map what she has found in collaboration with the 300,000 km urban planning studio, transforming the data into visual maps.
Cities can be part of the solution to the climate crisis and the public health crisis caused by air pollution because in European cities, pollution is mainly due to fossil fuel vehicles. It is necessary and urgent to change our city model to redesign a city that dethrones vehicles from its streets and where the health of its inhabitants is always its absolute priority.