Study for the Incorporation of the gender perspective in the implementation and design of municipal facilities in Barcelona


Study for the Incorporation of the gender perspective in the implementation and design of municipal facilities in Barcelona

Public space and municipal facilities – which are part of this space of public use – are not gender-neutral. There is a gender gap in the use of municipal services and facilities. In other words, women and men experience the city and make differential use of municipal services and facilities, depending on traditional roles and gender inequalities that derive from them and condition their daily lives.

This study aims to incorporate a gender perspective in the design, implementation, and management of facilities in the city of Barcelona. Specifically, the study seeks to help reverse the gender gap in the use of municipal services and facilities and contribute to (re)thinking these spaces to make them more inclusive and egalitarian.

In this sense, the following are offered:

  • Recommendations to incorporate a gender perspective and carry out a feminist transformation of existing municipal facilities.
  • Recommendations to incorporate a gender perspective in newly constructed municipal facilities.
  • Specific recommendations for a feminist transformation of municipal restrooms, changing rooms, and nurseries.

With this in mind, seven types of municipal facilities are analyzed:

  • Sports facilities
  • Youth facilities
  • Children’s facilities
  • Facilities for the elderly
  • Social care and inclusion facilities
  • Commercial facilities
  • Cultural facilities, including libraries

For each type of facility, particular elements, both interior and exterior, are studied that potentially may generate differential use by gender or different user experiences. The objective is to identify possible obstacles and discriminations and propose alternatives to reverse them from a gender perspective.

Place

Barcelona

[1,620,343 inhabitants]

Scale

Municipal

Type of project

Urban Strategies

Urban pedagogy

Duration

24 months [2019-2021]

Promoter

Barcelona City Council’s

Department of Gender

Services and Times Policies

 

Team

*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Konstantina Chrysostomou,

Marc Deu Ferrer, Arnau Boix i

Pla)

Ana Paricio

 

Collaborators

Municipal agents (Departament

de Transversalitat de Gènere,

Departament de Prospectiva –

Model Urbà – d’Ecologia Urbana,

Institut Municipal de Persones

amb Discapacitat, Departament

d’Atenció Social a la Família i la

Infància, Departament de

Joventut, Coordinació de l’Espai

Jove Garcilaso, Institut

Municipal Barcelona Esports –

Direcció de Serveis

d’Instal·lacions i Obres, Punt

d’Informació i Atenció a les

Dones, Institut de Cultura de

Barcelona, Direcció de Cultura de

Proximitat)

Study

Read the full study at bcnroc

 

Press

Read more about the project

at the www.barcelona.cat 

Exhibition: 50 Years of Women’s Football in Manresa. The Women’s Struggle in the World of Sports

Exhibition: 50 Years of Women's Football in Manresa.
The Women's Struggle in the World of Sports

“Sports have historically been predominantly practiced by men. Despite being more than half of the world’s population, women have had to earn the right to participate in sports. In Manresa, fifty years ago, a group of girls decided to play football when it was still considered a men’s sport, initially to raise some money for their end-of-year trip, and later as part of a team: SOFFMIC, which competed in the I Women’s Football Championship of Catalonia, Pernod Cup. Taking advantage of this anniversary, the exhibition traces the history of women’s sports in Manresa from the 1970s to the present…”

This is the introduction that opens the exhibition, which goes beyond commemorating fifty years of women’s football in Manresa. It seeks to showcase many pioneering Manresean women in various sports to the present day and also challenges the exhibition’s visitors to consider whether the progress made in recent years is enough to achieve gender equality in the world of sports.

This project has designed the exhibition layout and has conceptualized all the materials collected by the Women’s Group FF 1970-1971 to create a temporary exhibition with the goal of visibility, raising awareness, and, above all, prompting the audience to reflect. The ultimate intention is for the visitor to be more than just a passive observer but an active participant in the exhibition, using mechanisms of participation and interaction with the materials used.

Place

Manresa 

[77.452 inhabitants]

Scale

Municipal

Type of project

Urban pedagogy

Duration

6 months [2021-2022]

Promoter

Women’s Group FF 1970-1971

(Àngels Arrufat Dalmau,

Mercè Maeso Delgado, Cloti

Morales Coca, Núria Zueras

Avellana)

 

Municipality of Manresa

 

Team

*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer)

Muntant Arquitectura  (Clara

Casas Arrufat)

 

Collaborators

Women’s Group FF 1970-1971,

SIAD, El Casino Library,

Women’s and LGTB+ Affairs

Council, Sports Council, Culture

Council, Manresa Comarcal

Archive, Porquet Prat Signs,

REMSA, Club Atlético Manresa,

Egiba Gymnastics Club, Manresa

Swimming Club, Manresa Tennis

Club, Gimnàstic Manresa,

Manresa Sports Center, Catalan

Football Federation, SQUADRA,

Montserrat Margarit Costa,

Margarita Martínez Figueras,

Jordi Serra Morales, Foto-Art,

Serra Morales Family. Thanks to

all individuals for providing

photos and information, and to

the media that allowed us to use

the news.

Press

Read more about the project at:

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naciodigital 

manresadiari

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Government Measure and Study of gender inequalities in municipal facilities and spaces

Government Measure and Study of gender inequalities in municipal facilities and spaces

Government measures are an informational tool of the municipal government that present actions of general interest. In this case, the Government Measure aims to integrate a gender perspective into the design and management of municipal facilities and their surroundings. Its objectives are:

  • Provide criteria for incorporating a gender perspective into the design of public facilities.
  • Establish processes, references, and regulations for introducing this perspective into the design and evaluation of public facilities.
  •  Define and provide tools for the inclusion of a gender perspective in  public facility design.

In this way, the goal is to create accessible and versatile buildings for various activities, with a special focus on increasing green areas and lactation spaces, as well as the incorporation of furniture adapted for everyone. Through this Measure, a network of municipal restrooms and care spaces will be promoted, along with the creation of protocols to prevent and address gender-based violence. Additionally, the aim is to make the indoor spaces of the facilities comfortable, well-lit, with natural ventilation, and good sound insulation, all accompanied by clear and well-structured layouts to facilitate their use.

This initiative arises from a study that highlights a gender gap in the use of facilities, with an unequal trend towards feminization. Revealing data shows that women use certain facilities more than men, such as neighborhood daily consumption stores, specialized establishments, banks, primary care centers, senior centers, educational institutions, social service centers, and libraries.

To ensure an objective approach, a new methodology for the study and evaluation of existing facilities has been proposed, as well as recommendations for future designs. This measure represents a significant step towards a more inclusive and egalitarian society where all individuals can enjoy equitable access and use of municipal facilities, regardless of their gender.

Place

Barcelona

[1,620,343 inhabitants]

Scale

Municipal

Type of project

Urban Strategies


Urban pedagogy

Duration

6 months [2021]

Promoter

Barcelona City Council’s

Department of Gender

Services and Times Policies

 

Commission for Social Rights,

Culture and Sports (Municipal

Council of Barcelona)

 

Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A.

 

Team

*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Konstantina Chrysostomou,

Marc Deu Ferrer, Arnau Boix i Pla)

 

Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A.

(Ana Paricio Cárceles,

Conchi Berenguer Urrutia)

Study

Read the full report at bcnroc

 

Press

Read more about the project

at www.barcelona.cat

Poligoneres: Diagnosis. Gender Justice in the Industrial Areas on the Right Bank of the Besòs

Poligoneres: Diagnosis.
Gender Justice in the Industrial Areas on the Right Bank of the Besòs

“Poligoneres” is a study that focuses on the industrial areas in the right bank of the Besòs River, including Bon Pastor, Torrent d’Estadella, la Verneda Industrial, and Montsolís. The industrial areas in the right bank of the Besòs require a comprehensive intervention with a gender-inclusive perspective to promote the transformation of urban spaces in terms of accessibility and safety. This transformation aims to ensure that everyone can work, use these industrial areas, and move around the area with full autonomy and equal opportunities. Moreover, it is essential to progressively shift towards an economic model with innovative and social criteria, placing elements of feminist economics at the forefront. This includes promoting quality employment for women, supporting women’s entrepreneurship, and increasing their participation in traditionally male-dominated sectors, thus empowering them within society. Furthermore, it is crucial to ensure that caregiving and other life-sustaining work can be carried out under the best conditions.

Therefore, the strategic objective of “Poligoneres” is twofold: on one hand, it aims to bring about a transformation of the public spaces within the industrial areas based on an urbanism of everyday life. On the other hand, it seeks to make these industrial areas engines for gender justice in the economic world. 

Collaboration in this study is structured into three support blocks: research, writing, and representation.

Place

Barcelona

[1,620,343 inhabitants]

Scale

District

Type of project

Urban Strategies

Urban pedaogy

Duration

5 months [2020-2021]

Promoter

Gender Services and Time

Policy Department, Barcelona

City Council


Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A

 

Team

*estel (Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Arnau Boix i Pla

Konstantina Chrysostomou,

Marc Deu Ferrer)

 


Barcelona Regional Urban

Development Agency, S.A

(Ana Paricio Cárceles)

Study

Read the full report at

bcnroc

Manual for the implementation of “School Pathways” at Sant Boi de Llobregat


Manual for the implementation of “School Pathways” at Sant Boi de Llobregat

The guide aims to facilitate and collect the implementation of the project “School Paths” that are developed in Sant Boi de Llobregat, so that all these initiatives follow the same line and pursue objectives agreed upon by the entire educational community of the municipality. In addition, it wants to give continuity and consolidate a series of actions for the improvement of the active mobility that has been promoted in the municipality in recent years from citizens, entities, and collectives.

This manual is a complex document. Here you can find on the one hand the methodology for the application of the School Paths program, and on the other hand, a first analysis of the educational centers. Regarding the latter, the manual focuses on the mobility dynamics, the physical environment which surrounds the educational centers, and it pays special attention to topics such as gender perspective, biodiversity, and citizen cooperation.

The project begins with the aim of continuing the study of School Paths that had recently been carried out with the participation of Riera de Ribes School among others. The proposal, therefore, reflects the desire of a significant part of the neighborhood residents to improve the conditions of Avinguda 11 de Setembre and Passeig de la Circumval·lació, axes with significant importance in connecting the old town center and various community facilities such as the healthcare center (CAP), the sports center, and the educational center itself.

The proposal starts from the idea of reversing the current situation where the car is the main protagonist of the space and giving this role to pedestrians and people who travel by bicycle or scooter. The implementation of a bike lane and the improvement of the current sidewalks, both in terms of accessibility and comfort, are the main objectives that have been pursued. In this line, there has also been a commitment to plant vegetation of different types to increase soil permeability levels and enrich the neighborhood’s biodiversity, while also improving the perceptual experience of everyone who takes these routes.

Place

Sant Boi de Llobregat 

[82.904 inhabitants]

Scale

Municipality

Type of project

Urban strategy

Duration

12 months [2020]

Promoter

Municipality of Sant Boi de

Llobregat

 

Team

*estel (Marc Deu Ferrer,

Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Konstantina

Chrysostomou

Arnau Boix i Pla)

Territori Jujol in schools


Territori Jujol in schools

The Territori Jujol in schools initiative aims to recognize and bring the figure and work of Jujol closer to the children from the territory itself, following the proposal of the Territori Jujol initial project, putting children at the centre of reflection, with the aim that they will be an active part of the project and help to broaden its impact on the educational community and on the public.

The proposal is based on the work carried out, and the documentation collected within the framework of the Territori Jujol project, an initiative developed by the Reus Higher Technical School of Architecture and COFO architects.

The activities, carried out inside and outside the classroom, have as a goal to explore the children’s ideas, to extend it using the didactic material to other educational centres and the citizens. One of the objectives, is to generate, through work in schools, a network of complicity between the municipalities that form the Jujol Territory.

The general objectives of the project are:

  • Learn the work and biography of Jujol.
  • Include children in the process of learning and reading the work and the character of Jujol from the projects located in the municipality. 
  • Dealing with topics such as design, materiality, landscape, Jujol’s biography through a creative process.
  • Disseminate the works of Territori Jujol in the school, beyond the students who directly participate in the activity.
  • Promote the networking of the schools of the different municipalities that work on the projects of the Jujol Territory.

In order to achieve the objectives of the series of workshops, it is proposed to work both experientially and conceptually, and thus understand the complexity of the figure of Jujol from the point of view of his creative thinking and his ability to transform reality.

This cycle of workshops addresses a process of joint creation that begins with a visit to a Jujol work adopted by the school, and which then and during the following work sessions will give shape to the ideas of the students . This work is conveyed around 5 key concepts, which will allow us to link Jujol’s work with the children’s work, applying them in the transformation of an everyday object into something different.

The 5 workshops are:

  • Workshop 1 – We discover Jujol [raise awareness, motivate, experiment]: activity carried out in the adopted work, which consists of a guided tour and which aims to bring the creation of Jujol closer to the students in a direct and experiential way.
  • Workshop 2 – We rediscover Jujol [experience, analyze]: activity carried out in the classroom, with the aim of deciphering the concepts to Jujol’s methodology for his works, and experiencing it individually.
  • Workshop 3 – We think how to Jujol [imagine, collaborate]: activity carried out in the classroom, with the aim of defining the main lines of a collective creation of a larger format.
  • Workshop 4 – We create like Jujol [transform, collaborate]: activity carried out in the classroom, with the aim of working together to develop the ideas defined in the third workshop.
  • Workshop 5a – We explain Jujol [explain] : autonomous activity in the classroom led by the teachers. It consists of making a recording where each group explains their work.
  • Workshop 5b – We celebrate Jujol [do, share]: closing activity, to share the results and disseminate the work done. This part takes place outside the school and is open to all citizens.

Each one of the workshops is accompanied by an audiovisual capsule where the facilitators of Territori Jujol begin to introduce some of the topics that will be worked on in the face-to-face workshop. They aim to motivate and present key concepts.

In this pilot test there are two schools participating in the project, with a total of 3 class groups:

  • The Bràfim School: in this case, the activity is carried out with the upper primary cycle (class group made up of boys and girls from 5th and 6th grade).
  • The School Arquitecte Jujol dels Pallaresos: In this case, the activity will be carried out with the 5th year of primary school, made up of two class groups.

The idea is that once the process is finished, this process can be extended to other schools.

Place

Tarragona

[135,966 inhabitants]

Scale

Supra-municipal

Type of project

Citizen cooperation

Duration

5 months [2022]

Promoter

Territori Jujol 

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Fundació “la Caixa”

 

Team

*estel (Uri Serra, Konstantina

Chrysostomou, Marc Deu

Ferrer, Arnau Boix i Pla, Alba

Domínguez Ferrer)

Roger Miralles Jori

 

Collaborators

María González Cañadell

Guillem Fonts Ferrando 

Bràfim School educational

team

Pallaresos School

educational team

Presentation

Watch the videos on YouTube

En Orbita, “Projecte Singular” of Social Economy


En Orbita, “Projecte Singular” of Social Economy

Our cooperative has been able to start the “En Orbita” project since we have been awarded one of the grants for “Projects Singulars,” promoted by the Social Economy program, the “Generalitat de Catalunya” and the “Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social,” for 2022.

It is an initiative that aims to promote and strengthen community relations between the people of a territory through the dissemination and practice of participatory culture applied to the improvement of its urban habitat. It’s about recognizing capabilities, tidying them up, and activating them: putting them into orbit.

In this context, talks and debates are scheduled where we invite both our regular collaborators and the neighborhood’s people, and awareness-raising actions are promoted in the public space or educational and informative capsules about Cooperative Urbanism. As a result of this work, and to consolidate learning and disseminate these values, a series of materials will be generated that will be available once the project is finished.

Place

Catalunya 

[7.710.136 inhabitants]

Scale

Supra-municipal

Type of project

Citizen cooperation

Duration

12 months [2022]

Promoter

Economia Social,

Generalitat de Catalunya,

Ministerio de Trabajo y

Economía Social

 

Equip redactor

*estel (Konstantina

Chrysostomou, Arnau Boix i

Pla, Alba Domínguez Ferrer,

Marc Deu Ferrer, Oriol Serra

Ureta,  Roser Garcia i Piqué)

 

Collaborators

Estel* communiy

Presentation

Watch on YouTube the videos

of the series of talks

“Urbanisme de les persones” 

 

Watch on YouTube the

mini-interviews

“Urbanisme cooperatiu”