Episode 22 - Barcelona: La Raval
Original Air Date: October 3, 2011




Current City producer Ivy Lin talks about skateboarding culture in Barcelona:

La Raval, formerly the working men’s quarter outside of the city wall of Barcelona, is now full of immigrants from all over the world—especially from Africa and the Middle East.  It is possibly the most culturally diverse neighborhood in Barcelona.
On my second day in Barcelona, a warm Sunday night, I was heading back to my hotel from visiting an exhibit at CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). I walked into a mega skateboarding scene in front of MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Arts), where 50-60 skateboarders were skating in all directions on many different levels of open platform. Groups of people from all walks of life were hanging out around the platforms. It was truly a fiesta amongst skateboarders.
Via an impromptu interview with a resident in La Raval, I learned the history of skateboarding culture in the city of Barcelona. I also had a chat with Canadian architect Rafael Gomez-Moriana (who teaches architecture in Barcelona) about the history of La Raval and the design of CCCB & MACBA.

Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACBA)
Show CreditsProduced By: Ivy Lin
Episode CreditsSpecial Guests:Rafael Gomez-Moriana

Episode 22 - Barcelona: La Raval

Original Air Date: October 3, 2011

Current City producer Ivy Lin talks about skateboarding culture in Barcelona:

La Raval, formerly the working men’s quarter outside of the city wall of Barcelona, is now full of immigrants from all over the world—especially from Africa and the Middle East. It is possibly the most culturally diverse neighborhood in Barcelona.

On my second day in Barcelona, a warm Sunday night, I was heading back to my hotel from visiting an exhibit at CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). I walked into a mega skateboarding scene in front of MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Arts), where 50-60 skateboarders were skating in all directions on many different levels of open platform. Groups of people from all walks of life were hanging out around the platforms. It was truly a fiesta amongst skateboarders.

Via an impromptu interview with a resident in La Raval, I learned the history of skateboarding culture in the city of Barcelona. I also had a chat with Canadian architect Rafael Gomez-Moriana (who teaches architecture in Barcelona) about the history of La Raval and the design of CCCB & MACBA.

Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)
Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACBA)

Show Credits
Produced By:
Ivy Lin

Episode Credits
Special Guests:
Rafael Gomez-Moriana

Episode 22 - Barcelona: La Raval
Original Air Date: October 3, 2011




Current City producer Ivy Lin talks about skateboarding culture in Barcelona:

La Raval, formerly the working men’s quarter outside of the city wall of Barcelona, is now full of immigrants from all over the world—especially from Africa and the Middle East.  It is possibly the most culturally diverse neighborhood in Barcelona.
On my second day in Barcelona, a warm Sunday night, I was heading back to my hotel from visiting an exhibit at CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). I walked into a mega skateboarding scene in front of MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Arts), where 50-60 skateboarders were skating in all directions on many different levels of open platform. Groups of people from all walks of life were hanging out around the platforms. It was truly a fiesta amongst skateboarders.
Via an impromptu interview with a resident in La Raval, I learned the history of skateboarding culture in the city of Barcelona. I also had a chat with Canadian architect Rafael Gomez-Moriana (who teaches architecture in Barcelona) about the history of La Raval and the design of CCCB & MACBA.

Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACBA)
Show CreditsProduced By: Ivy Lin
Episode CreditsSpecial Guests:Rafael Gomez-Moriana

Episode 22 - Barcelona: La Raval

Original Air Date: October 3, 2011

Current City producer Ivy Lin talks about skateboarding culture in Barcelona:

La Raval, formerly the working men’s quarter outside of the city wall of Barcelona, is now full of immigrants from all over the world—especially from Africa and the Middle East. It is possibly the most culturally diverse neighborhood in Barcelona.

On my second day in Barcelona, a warm Sunday night, I was heading back to my hotel from visiting an exhibit at CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). I walked into a mega skateboarding scene in front of MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Arts), where 50-60 skateboarders were skating in all directions on many different levels of open platform. Groups of people from all walks of life were hanging out around the platforms. It was truly a fiesta amongst skateboarders.

Via an impromptu interview with a resident in La Raval, I learned the history of skateboarding culture in the city of Barcelona. I also had a chat with Canadian architect Rafael Gomez-Moriana (who teaches architecture in Barcelona) about the history of La Raval and the design of CCCB & MACBA.

Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)
Museum of Contemporary Arts (MACBA)

Show Credits
Produced By:
Ivy Lin

Episode Credits
Special Guests:
Rafael Gomez-Moriana

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Current City is a series of radio documentaries hosted by Ivy Lin and inspired by her recent travel to Scandinavia. Current City features architecture, music, film, places, and people from Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Reykjavik. Current City will begin with episodes featuring one city per show, then Portland, Ivy's current city will come into the mix for the purpose to create dialogues/exchange between Portland and these cities by "pairing up" architects, urban designers, musicians, film directors, cultural houses, local record stores/labels, etc. As Ivy continues to travel, more cities have joined Current City, including Taipei, Zurich, Hong Kong, Berlin, and Barcelona.

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