Yesterday, in the “L’entrevista” program, it was the turn to interview Ms. Mercè Conesa, Mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). In this occassion, Mònica Hernàndez, the program host, was accompanied by Sara Moreno, Sociology Pofessor at UAB, Josep Gimeno, News Head at cugat.cat, and myself.
The main subjects of the interview were: economic development, employment and community aids, transportation, the undergoing local government reform, smart city and security.
Today I had the opportunity to collaborate in the “L’entrevista” program broadcasted by a national TV and radio Station called Xarxa de comunicació Local along with Mònica Hernàndez, program host, Albert Sàez and Manel Rius. Today was the occasion to interview the Mayor of Manresa, Mr. Valentí Junyent.
The Catalan public station TV3 has recently produced and broadcasted a documentary regarding the rebuilding process of the city of Barcelona entitled “Empty, full. The Arrhythmic City” (Buit, ple. La ciutat arítmica).
In my opinion, the documentary is haunted by a functionalist gaze that assumes the role of the city as an ecosystem.
Here is the video (in Catalan) on Youtube as the official link (http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4600771/Buit-ple-La-ciutat-aritmica) does not support embedding the video on the blog: