Shibboleths

Together, forever

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For decades the success of the Spanish democratic transition was widely attributed to the ability of so many divergent parts to agree. Instead of digging up the past, setting up…

Pedagogically displeased

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While Barcelonans have given the city’s reins to politicians steeped in the values of shared decision making, where radical non-authoritarian principles are entrusted with liberating us from privilege and inequality,…

City of design

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Long-time Barcelona residents are shocked to discover that newer generations have no idea they are living in a city of design. This breach between a beautiful idea—superlative design as a…

Part I. Eixamplism

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A shibboleth, in its original biblical use, refers to a variation in pronunciation used to differentiate between people; once identified as the other and thus the enemy, these mispronouncing folk…