Cities in revolt

Producing common knowledge in Madrid

December 4 and 5, 2013
Auditorium 200 and Protocol Room of Museo Reina Sofía and Traficantes de Sueños

Registration: Advance registration is necessary only for the workshop organized by Pulska grupa and Observatorio Metropolitano on Thursday morning. To register, send an email to Maximum 30 participants.
(For the lecture and round table, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis)

Activity organised in connection with: Research residencies 2012-2013

In collaboration with

This activity presents the research conducted by Pulska Grupa, a Croatian collective of architects and urban planners who have been research residents at Museo Reina Sofía in 2012-2013. The activity intersects with the work that the research platform Observatorio Metropolitano does at Museo Reina Sofía, which takes the form of a course on the transformation of contemporary cities.

Inspired by this collaboration, Cities in revolt seeks to create an open exchange process with actors from inside the institution, asking about the possibility of opening the museum to the city and of presenting in the museum part of the political life taking place in public spaces.

The seminar has the format of a public lecture and workshop, where the main ideas of the research conducted will be addressed, making it possible to analyse the hypotheses and share the documentation process. Also, the public activity puts Pulska Grupa face to face with members of social movements who have also participated in the investigation.

The research and the event Cities in revolt also place Madrid in an international context, facilitating comparison of this city’s recent urban and social transformations with what is occurring in other Mediterranean cities. Through such a dialogue, the activity hopes to obtain a broader response, discussing general concepts and processes that are of great interest in the entire Euro-Mediterranean area and elsewhere.


Presentation lecture by the collective Pulska Grupa
December 4, 2013. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200
Free admission, on a first-come, first-served basis

Workshop with Observatorio Metropolitano*
December 5, 2013. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nouvel Building, Protocol Room
*Free of charge but advance registration is required. If interested, send an email to Maximum of 30 participants

Round table with the social groups taking part in the research
December 5, 2013. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Traficantes de sueños
Free admission, on a first-come, first-served basis