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21 December 2020 | Posted by cristofor.fernandez

The project A-Place publishes a newsletter with the work carried out throughout the year

A-Place (, a European project co-financed by the Creative Europe Program (2019-2023) and led by the School of Building Engineering La Salle (ETSALS), has closed its first year with the publication of a newsletter that collects all the activities, actions, events and reflections that the initiative has developed during 2020. A-Place promotes the debate on the sense of belonging, attachment to places and the feeling of identity linked to them. In 2020, the project has carried out interventions in public spaces, exhibitions, documentaries and video art pieces, with the collaboration of artists, architects and students and involving local entities, citizens, civic and cultural associations.

The project is led by Dr. Leandro Madrazo, professor of Architecture at ETSALS and director of the Integrated Architectural Research (IAR) group at La Salle-URL. Within the framework of A-Place, actions such as A Confined Place, an international and multidisciplinary initiative that reflects on spaces in times of confinement, or A Weaved Place, which studies the experience of living in the city of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, and in which students of the subject Representation System of the Degree of Architecture participated. The newsletter includes other activities developed throughout Europe, in cities such as Ljubljana, Nicosia, Brussels, Lisbon and Bologna. 

In addition to La Salle-URL, European higher education institutions such as the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Department of Architecture of the KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Nova Lisboa University (Portugal) collaborate in A-Place. In addition, it has the participation of multidisciplinary artist groups and cultural agencies such as Alive Architecture (Belgium), prostoRož (Slovenia), Urban Gorillas (Cyprus), Screen Projects (Spain) and City Space Architecture (Italy).