A Regular Day: People - Centered Urbanism & Other Realities

This book is created with successive approaches based on diverse knowledge, learnings, and experiences on topics that interest us. It depicts part of the collective imagination of those navigating with the *estel cooperative and represents a snapshot of who we are here and now: neither before, nor after, nor elsewhere.

It consists of a compendium of three types of narratives: linear (the writings), relational (the diagrams), and graphical (the images, drawings, illustrations).

The book is intentionally disorganized, following a careful narrative deconstruction (in the style of Quentin Tarantino), mirroring our way of living, experiencing, and learning. We shed the burden of scientific chapter titles and begin explaining things through everyday, urban, and human stories, from which we can unfold the technical account: our interpretation and professional perspective. From there, we add various labels that complete the body of knowledge we accumulate on a specific theme or subuniverse.

Each chapter’s fragments focus on explaining the key concepts of each topic or perspective (environmental, gender-related, intercultural, childhood, and functional diversity) and may consist of a Cooveta talk, a best practice story, or an article from a valuable friend. The chapter concludes with an interview with one of us, showcasing how the circumstances and experiences exposed in the chapter have transformed us.

We do not aim to give lessons. We wish to share our experience and illustrate our attitude and approach, with each of us taking care of one chapter in the book: we are the content curator.

Resource related to

Urban strategies

Citizen cooperation

Design of public space

Urban Pedagogy

Editorial team

*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Arnau Boix i Pla,

Konstantina Chrysostomou,

Marc Deu i Ferrer,

Oriol Serra Ureta,

Roser García i Piqué)

They have collaborated

Apen Ruiz Martínez

Eva Grigoriadou

Helena Cardona Tamayo

Itziar Gonzàlez Virós

Laia Llonch Serrano

Mariona Ferrandiz Rovira

Pau Avellaneda

Teresa Tourvas

Xavi Rodríguez Serrano

Islote studio

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