We

We are a team of professionals which gives impulse to the *estel cooperative. We have been working together since 2014 so to improve people’s lives in their habitat: the villages and cities of the territory. We cooperate with citizens and administrations in the improvement of their municipalities, contributing our knowledge and experience in the design, management, and planning of public spaces. In short, we collaborate in transforming squares, streets, parks, and neighbourhoods into places where everyone can enjoy the city on an equal basis, regardless of age, gender, origin or capacities.

But, above all, we are a group of friends who have fun working together, and we are convinced that people are the best change seed in human habitat.

Arnau
Boix i Pla

#inclusive design

I am an architect and designer, with the firm conviction that the result of our work must improve the quality of people’s life.

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My field of interest is found on the relationship between human beings and the built environment, in how people with diverse abilities perceive cities and architecture.

An enthusiast of collaborative urban design, consider it essential to work in transdisciplinary teams to address the complexity of public space. The key is in relating and empowering capacities, existing opportunities and knowledge in the territory so as to create the best possible proposals.

Alba
Domínguez i Ferrer

#urban strategies

I am an urban planning architect and I believe that day after day we nourish our daily landscape with experiences, links and synergies. 

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I like to incorporate feminist values in rethinking our towns and cities, as spaces that facilitate and accompany the carrying out of life-sustaining tasks, with equality for everyone.

I am in favor of blurring the boundaries between nature and urban space so to create social and collective places of life that help to generate environments of quality.

Listening to the people, having sensitivity of the place and care of the process are the bases for impulsing processes and improvement strategies for our territories.

Marc
Deu i Ferrer

#participatory urbanism

I’m an urbanist, convinced that not only people with a professional profile have the tools to decide how citizens inhabit the territory. 

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We need to work together to transform public space, when necessary.

I like to think that urban environments, as complex as they seem, have a structure to be understood, where each one of its parts has a sense individually and in relation to others.

Konstantina Chrysostomou

#socioterritorial analysis

I am a social architect with a belief that a strong culture of community can influence the rhetoric of memory and be used to “heal” the urban space.

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My field of interest focuses on complex urban contexts and social segregation. I like thinking creative methodologies that make people talk to each other arriving in a knowledge dialog through actions that empower civic engagement and inspire the democratization of the urban space. 

Being a flâneuse in the Mediterranean, I have a passion for versing in cultures, analyze the city’s realm, collect people’s stories and turn them into drawings and maps which narrate the everyday life creating links between them.

Along the way, there have been a number of people who have been very important for us. People who have contributed with their perspectives, knowledge and energy to the conception and to the projects of the *estel initiative.

Mireia Peris

(Cofounder)

Urban strategies

Laia Llonch

Urbanism and

Urban pedagogy

Ara Muñío

Sociology and

Comunication

Claudia Villazón

Urbanism and

Citizen participation

Soledad Viteri

Architecture and

Participatory action

Marta Ferrer

Sociology and

Observational participation

Laia Vilaubí

Urbanism and

Socioterritorial diagnosis

Esteve Boix

Communicaction and

Data visualization