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RESPONSIVE CITIES – Urbanism in the Experience Age Symposium

Some of the brightest minds in the fields of Sociology, Urban Sciences, Technology and Architecture gathered in Barcelona to discuss the Future of our Cities 

The first edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, chaired by Areti Markopoulou, with program chairs Chiara Farinea and Mathilde Marengo, has just closed its doors establishing itself as a major event in the architectural debate. 

Fifteen outstanding keynote speakers, fifty-four international panelists and more than 400 visitors animated the two-day gathering, held in Barcelona CaixaForum on the 16th and 17th of September and followed online by more than 700 spectators.

What is the most important challenge for the future Urbanity? What should be the role of technology in the Future City?

Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Janet Sanz Cid, Areti Markopoulou, Tomás Diez, Albert Cañigueral, Mariina Hallikainen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Maíta Fernández-Armesto, Mar Santamaria, Manuel Gausa, Ethel Barona Pohl and Daniele Quercia were among the international speakers and panelists who met in Barcelona to join the debate about the Urbanism in the Experience Age

The Symposium has been organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia as one of the main activities carried out under the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism – KAAU, the EU co-funded project seeking to promote the innovative education and training that emerging technologies require.

For those of you who missed the event, here you can find the video streaming of the two days: Friday 16/09 Part OneFriday 16/09 Part TwoSaturday 17/09 Part OneSaturday 17/09 Part Two.

Soon will be released the HD videos of the event and the interviews to the Keynote speakers. Stay tuned!