Mapping Ciutat Vella’s places of production
Like many historic city centres in Europa, Ciutat Vella is subject to a disproportionately growing tourism industry. As a consequence, many locals are casted out or increasingly avoid going to certain parts of the city centre altogether. This project aims to localize and potentialize activities and places of production that are (still) present in Ciutat Vella with which it seeks to tell a different story. Through ethnographic methods, students are invited to map out the activities and places of production in this area of the city. They do this by looking at: the kind of transformation that the material(s) of the product or service undergo(es), the expertise needed to produce the product or service, the agents involved in its production, the network that the product or service generates, and its degree of business orientation.