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Estonoesunsolar: urban entropy

Why the talk is inspiring?

Contemporary cities present a wide variety of unresolved issues, as shown by the many

different abandoned plots of land that exist in the urban fabric.


The “Estonoesunsolar” programme of Zaragoza City Council, commits to the recovery of  PUBLIC SPACE as the backbone of today’s city, through the OCCUPATION OF PLOTS OF LAND for transient public use.

The programme offers a quick answer to the needs of each neighbourhood. Social cohesion is favoured through citizen participation processes.

Uses have always been carried out providing flexible, sustainable solutions, which can be transformed in time, considering that one of the important aspects of a living city is its inhabitants’ capacity to share experiences.

13 months
32 plots
60.000 m
more than 60 citizen association involved

The talks are held every Thursday, 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22,Vilnius.

Entrance is free of charge.

The events are recorded and the videos are placed online at



Patrizia Di Monte

How the speaker is exceptional?

Patrizia Di Monte architect by IUAV Venice, master in Large Scale architecture and PHD on New Architectural Tools, Town Planning and Social Architecture professor at the ETSA-USJ and Ignacio Grávalos, architect by ETSA Barcelona, Architectural Graphic Expression and Social Architecture professor at the ETSAZ-USJ, founded gravalosdimonte arquitectos.


The temporary city

Peter Bishop

Why the book is worth reading?

This is essential reading for all those struggling to address the current problems of urban renewal in an era of great change. It offers a prism through which to view the city as a rich mosaic of time-limited, but inspiring urban interventions.