Pablo Martínez, co-founder of 300.000 km/s, participates at a debate about the new reality and the future challenges of the new generations in architecture, design and urban planning.
In a context of the changing figure of the architect and one which is marked by climatic, social and economic emergencies, the profession of young people in architecture, design and urban planning is evolving towards new horizons with changing obstacles.
Who are the people who will design the future? Architects and urban planners designed the city of the last century, but society, the city and the profession have evolved. The paradigm of the architect as a single voice in the development of urban spaces has been broken and new optics and more collaborative systems have been incorporated with the intervention of many more areas of society. The Agrupació de Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya (AJAC) wants to reflect and debate these changes. Where are we going? What are the new benchmarks? What values define the new generations of architects? What sets us apart from past generations? Does a common collectivity exist? What is the state of health of the working conditions? What difficulties for survival do we share? Is there a fractalization of professional sides?
Mar Santamaria spoke at the Prospective Conference of the Government of Catalonia. With this event, the Government of Catalonia aims to delve into knowledge and reflection on the future of Catalonia. The main objective of the event was to create a space for debate and dialogue among experts, representatives from businesses and institutions, and the general public, to share visions and future proposals around the application of artificial intelligence, the development of biomedical research, population ageing, the effects of climate change, the growth of inequalities, and political polarization will transform our country and the lives of citizens.
Her participation was part of the roundtable titled ‘Innovation as an impulse. How do organizations anticipate the future? The debate focused on the role of innovation and the challenges that innovative companies face in developing cutting-edge methods to tackle future challenges.
The Cotec Foundation for Innovation and the Gijón City Council organize the Innovation and Inequality Forum for the second consecutive year.
The conference features numerous national experts who will analyze the responses offered by innovation to different inequalities related to the territory, such as regional gaps, urban inequalities or the demographic challenge.
Mar Santamaria, co-founder of 300.000 km/s participates at the session on urban inequalities.
Mar Santamaria, urban planner and co-founder of 300.000 Km/s participates in the series of debates ‘Reinventing the Building’, organised by Consentino City Barcelona in collaboration with Only Media Web. Together with Pilar Conesa (curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress) and Miquel Àngel Julià (Board of Architects of Catalonia), the debate revolves around circular economy strategies, digitalization, efficiency, resilience to climate change, and zero-emission buildings.
The discussion has been published as a podcast in the radio show Perspectiva from Catalunya Radio.
Listen to a radio broadcast about the event on Catalunya Radio.
300.000 Km/s bring together experience in strategic and integrated urban planning, participatory processes and data analytics for public policies, with a common goal of responding to the need for a green transition, fuelled by digitisation and leaving no one behind.
They have solid experience advising a variety of urban agents, including public administrations, scientific institutions, non-profit organizations and citizens’ groups. Their pioneering work in the field of urbanism has been recognized for its innovative quality and its impact on social transformation by the European Commission (S+T+ARTS Prize 2019), the Premio de Urbanismo Español 2019 and the Premi Catalunya d’Urbanisme 2020, among others. Our work has been exhibited at international cultural institutions, including the Festival Ars Electronica (2021 and 2019), BOZAR Bruxelles (2020), the Chicago Arts Institute (2015) or the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. They have also created specific contents for the Venice Architecture Biennale in the Catalan (Air/Aire/Aria 2021) and Ukrainian Pavilions.