‘The Retired City’

“‘The Retired City’ is a book about the self-constructed allotment gardens by retired citizens on the periphery of Barcelona (Spain). The work is organized as a dictionary and reflects, through photographies and texts by several authors, on the variety of aspects around this widespread informal urban phenomenon. To explore and understand these gardens is a way to approach one of the many ‘disobedient’ autonomous practices that shape today’s contemporary cities. This work is complemented by a video/documentary, showing the daily life of one of the many retired citizens that autonomously work their gardens around Barcelona.”

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