Focus on: Staged Nature

The project Staged Nature, commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisboa in the framework of the Future Architecture 2020 fellowship, allows us to gather an interesting number of publications concerning zoological gardens, their origins and the strange relationship human beings – animals. Berger, J., 1991. Why look at animals?. In: About looking. New York: Vintage…

Focus on: Barcelona (model)

Due to our experiences in the last years, we collected an important bibliography on Barcelona and its urban phenomena which deserves a self-standing section. Acebal, M. A., 2015. Barris, veïns i democràcia. El moviment ciutadà i la reconstrucció de Barcelona (1968-1986). Barcelona: L'avenç.Ajuntament de Barcelona, 1985a. Pla de Museus. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona.Ajuntament de Barcelona,…

Focus on: Albania and the Balkans

Due to our experiences in the last years, we collected an important bibliography on Albania and the Balkans countries which deserves a self-standing section and which focuses especially on the region tourism development and history. Check out our project The Riviera Perspective. Albturist, 1958. Guide d'Albanie (avec un petit Manuel de conversation). Tirana: Albturist.Aliaj, B.…

Calaix de sastre

This Catalan expression refers to a place where the most diverse things are kept together. We considered appropriate to dedicate a category of our bibliography to such typology of references, which can be either too specific or too broad for the upper ones, but which definitely need their space! Bauman, Z., 2000. Liquid Modernity. Cambridge:…

Why do we stare at animals?

Zoo \ ˈzü \ - a facility with usually indoor and outdoor settings where living, typically wild animals are kept especially for public exhibition. — called also zoological garden, zoological park (from the Merriam-Webster dictionary) In 2020, many European cities are still famous for their zoological gardens and parks, from the oldest one of Western countries in Vienna, to the…