EINA has participated in the Biennial of Thought 2020 with the talk "Dialogues Art and Philosophy: Decomposition of the public space?" held on October 14th in online and in person format.
Andrea Soto Calderón (philosopher) and Jordi Colomer (artist) dialogue on this question from their works related to the public space in a talk conducted by Pau de Solà-Morales (architect-urbanist).
The dialogue is part of the contemporary context of redefinition of the public space based on the acceleration caused by the pandemic in relation to concepts such as social isolation, social distancing, social confinement, social inequality, social exclusion. The public space as a common asset, a space of recognition and coming together with the other or of collective creation, is giving way to speculation, privatisation and deprivation of social interaction. We are at an incipient moment of a new normality, in which everything points to an eradication of the public space as a space of contagion. Contagion as an essential condition for hybridisation and the riskiest cultural creation is being replaced by immunity. This is why we question here whether we are seeing a decomposition of the public space.