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Next Tuesday, July 5 at 19h will be held the Presentation of the book España Fea. Caos urbano, el mayor fracaso de la democracia by Andrés Rubio. The following speakers will participate:
Carlos Salazar, CTAV Culture Vocal. Welcome and presentation
Marisa Gallén, hostess World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Andrés Rubio, author of the book
España fea is a brilliant study of the barbarities committed on the Spanish heritage since the end of Franco’s dictatorship until today.
With rigor and sensitivity, he unravels the absurdities carried out from the Mediterranean coasts to those of the north, passing through the “emptied Spain” and the urban disaster of Madrid, and analyzes the causes that have led us to this unprecedented cultural catastrophe. It reveals the strategy hatched by ignorant and corrupt politicians and developers, with the complicit silence of a demobilized guild, that of architecture, plus the indifference and ignorance of the intellectual world and the media. In spite of everything, the book also analyzes in detail some examples of work well done, linking with the best European tradition, in cities like Barcelona or Santiago de Compostela, or in towns like Albarracín or Vejer de la Frontera.
Based on numerous interviews, and combining journalistic chronicle, travel book and political essay, Andrés Rubio presents a text of great originality and full of nuances. Analyzing the cases of France, Germany and Italy, he conveys a Europeanist and progressive message in defense of the best qualities of the public sphere, advocating territorial planning as an indispensable weapon to affirm democracy.
Tuesday - 19:00H