Architect and educator Cristina Gamboa of Barcelona-based Lacol will lecture as part of MAS Context’s 2021 Spring Talks series.
The recognition of key moments of the collective history of Barcelona is essential to understand the current growth of the cooperative movement and the social and solidarity economy. Nowadays, networks of infrastructures (production, energy, culture, housing, care, economy…) have challenged the pre-established protocols of urban transformation, starting with the role of the architect and the political dimension of the discipline. This lecture brings the learnings, experiences, and contradictions from a cooperative architecture in-the-making.
Gabriel Cira and Quilian Riano, part of the Coop Network Group of The Architecture Lobby, will act as respondents and will share the work the collective is doing on the transformative potential of cooperatives for the practice of architecture and for broader society.
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