In this installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Spain, visiting the beautiful cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The biggest city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a cultural, economic, entertainment, educational and tourism center for Southern Europe. Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in Spain as a whole—and boasts many of its historic buildings and districts kept intact.
In this installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Spain, visiting the beautiful city of Barcelona. The biggest city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a cultural, economic, entertainment, educational and tourism center for Southern Europe. The city is home to famous architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, and boasts both many UNESCO World Heritage sites and museums to visit.
Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.
A celebration of the act of human communication and linguistic and cultural diversity, Voices was one of the main features of an international exposition. The exhibit aimed to draw attention to the conditions of liberty that are a foundation for the necessary dialogue among cultures. The exhibition needed to present two contradictory views: cultural diversity as a heritage we must preserve and communication as essential in an increasingly interdependent world.
Ralph Applebaum Associates, Mona Kim Projects (creative direction of graphics and AV)
What could be more universal than the language of pointing hands? That was the premise of two separate “Hand to Hand” wayfinding/art installations, one staged in an old building in Madrid’s city center and the other held as part of Barcelona’s ExpoHogar, a biannual fair of interior design and decoration.