Премия испанской ассоциации FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) вручается за лучшие проекты, направленные на улучшение жизни в современных городах. В центре внимания – урбанистические концепции, которые реализуются по инициативе или с участием местных жителей. К рассмотрению принимаются проекты по преобразованию жилых и общественных пространств, реализованные до конца 2015 года.
In the words of Italian pedagogue Francesco Tonucci, “the city has become hostile. We dream about nature and we are afraid of the place we live in. So much so, that we lock ourselves up at home, behind armoured doors, and we avoid children going out, to protect them from dangers that only exist on TV and that don't match with the reality of our neighbourhoods and cities”. To end with this fear and look at our streets once again, as they really are, as part of our regular lives, perhaps we need to newly learn within all of our urban common surroundings; to get back in touch with squares, parks, sidewalks, and above all, with one another. As a result, the 2016 edition of the City to City Barcelona FAD Award, which will be theme-driven for the first time and is already open, wants to focus on the concept of learning in the city. We are looking for urban initiatives promoting collective production and organization of knowledge, producing situations we can learn from.
Projects which encourage collective recovery of public spaces, contemplating the complexity of places that we all use on a daily basis as richness, and social interaction as the essential engine to improve urban life. The call to participate in the 2016 edition of the City to City Barcelona FAD Award is already open to projects wishing to participate.