Polis: Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space in Atlanta
The exhibit presents Spanish architects drawn from the European Prize for Urban Public Space, which reflects on globally shared challenges and offers solutions that contribute to more democratic cities.
Drawn from the institutional archives of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, the Polis exhibition, created in 2014, has shown the best projects presented for the Prize, thematically grouped in order to offer a broad overview of the democratic quality of Europe’s public spaces.
In 2023, under the commission of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in the United States, the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) presents a revised version of Polis, which, on this special occasion, focuses on the best works of intervention in public space in Spain during the last twenty years.
The exhibition is conceived as a journey through 24 projects showing the improvement of public spaces in Spanish cities, reflecting on globally shared challenges, and presenting solutions that contribute to more democratic cities.