Design Does – Barcelona Design Museum

Now, this is how you get the average individual to care about design. Currently on show at Barcelona Design Museum Design Does collectively explores how design tackles the challenges faced by society, at times offering improvements and, at others, doing just the opposite. Conceived to transcend the limits of space, time and conventional formats, this project explores the responsibility that lies with design and its impact on the industry, people, social systems and cultural values. Design Does question the designer’s role today and in the future as a provider of solutions, humanist, strategist and/or agent of change. Continue reading “Design Does – Barcelona Design Museum”

Barcelona GO!

Rob Whitworth is a prominent urban filmmaker. He is responsible for creating awe-inspiring videos that reveal locations in a powerful and compelling manner. His works instantly identifiable style has gained widespread critical acclaim, and received over 5 million online views.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/98123388″>Barcelona GO!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kwhi02″>Rob Whitworth</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Whitworth captures the many faces of the Catalan capital using a process he calls “flow-motion,” which seamlessly combines elements of the hyperlapse and infinite zoom techniques for a free-flowing tour around the city. All told, the two-minute video required 26,014 shots and 363 hours to create.

Barcelona Goes Green

Following a recent trip to Barcelona, OpenCity Projects founder Wendy Gold shares her snapshots of the city where green is growing wild.

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Grass is left unmanicured around benches, creating a soft, peaceful park in one of Barcelona’s most urban neighbourhoods.

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Unlike other cities in western Europe, Barcelona leaves its edges rough and beautifully wild.

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Images courtesy of Wendy Gold.

Encants Barcelona

Known as Els Encants or ‘Mercat Fira de Bellcaire’, it ​​is the oldest market in Europe. From the fourteenth century is a great example of Barcelona’s commercial dynamism and unique mercantile spirit.

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Over 500 professionals and traders have, year after year, day after day, sold in this market that is an expansive 15,000 m2. Over 100,000 consumers visit the site every week, searching for an array of objects from used furniture, antiques, clothing, books, records, electrical equipment, machinery and appliances new and second hand, decoration, hardware, etc..

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Antique auctions take place at 7:00am , when all the commercial buyers are there, and again at noon when all the unsold goods drop in price. Bargaining is expected and fun! Arrive early so you have time to walk around at your own pace.