Conversation “Right to the City– Right to other imaginaries of the urban”
Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 6.30 p.m. Medialab-Prado Auditorium.
The 2018 edition of Grigri Pixel revolves around the Right to the City and aims to build magical objects that contribute to the defense of this right in central, historical, and highly affluent urban spaces, such as the Las Letras neighborhood and the surroundings of Medialab Prado. A scene of real estate speculation and strong tourist and hotel pressure like many other neighborhoods in the historic center, has long seen its activity and traditional neighborhood disappear and are quickly redirected towards the consumption of leisure and culture by the large floating population that visits it on time.
With this context as a framework, Grigri Pixel organizes the seminar “Right to the city – Right to other imaginary of the urban” to share experiences and reflections of African and European cities, to think about what does it means the right to the city, what challenges its defense poses to us and, what conditions should be in place to achieve it. On the other hand, we will share the unequal experience and treatment that exists between tourists and migrants, who do not have papers and remain in a precarious situation.
Video of the session
This debate was attended by Ibrahima Wane, professor at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal; Monza KANE limam, rapper and cultural activist from Nouckchott, Mauritania; Cherimus artistic collective from Sardinia, Italy, and Itziar González, architect and urban planner from Barcelona, as well as the presence of the Imagina Madrid projects, Intermediae – Matadero Madrid program that is committed to exploring new forms of creative and artistic intervention in public space moderated by Blanca Callen, an independent researcher.
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