Jorge Yeregui. Sobre El derecho a la ciudad

Artist: Jorge Yeregui

Title: On the right to the city

Date: 26.09.19_ 16.11.2019


On the right to the city, Jorge Yeregui proposes a reflection on the urban space, based on his own design and communication tools.

The city is the most ambitious attempt by mankind to remake the space in which he lives, not only in meeting his housing needs, but also in aesthetic and social acknowledgements. Therefore, cities return a clear image of the societies that inhabit them, at each moment and in each place.

Compared to other periods in history in which urban planning was trying to shape ideals or ideologies, today the planning responds to the interests of financiers and investors on a global scale, and offers rigorously measured and optimised spaces within this logic.

On the right to the city refers to both the book published by H. Lefebvre (1968) and the text by D. Harvey (2003). It introduces a reflection on the modes of production and design of urban space at a time when the market has taken the lead ahead of urban planners, whilst simultaneously a large part of society has agreed to replace public space with private communities where they meet and exchange.