El globus vermell IN RESiDENCE at the School Montjuïc


El globus vermell is a cultural association that emerged in 2009, promoted by architects.

Our goal is to form critical and demanding citizens in relation with the urban environment and empower them so that they can become key agents in the transformation of cities into more healthy and sustainable urban environments. As Yona Friedman proposed, we work so that architecture is made by the people, with the people and for the people.

To this end we carry out educational and cultural activities (guided tours, city routes, workshops, publications, exhibitions, conferences, etc.). We believe that the task of raising awareness and mediation is the first step, vital and unavoidable to become a society with the knowledge and tools to analyse the environment and develop inclusive proposals.

We also develop citizen participation processes. In our opinion, cities can only be built collectively and collaboratively, based on the needs and proposals of citizens, taking into account urban complexity and social diversity and promoting reflection and debate.

We promote the renaturalisation of public and school space projects. We understand architecture as a means that contributes to meeting physical, psychological and environmental human needs, doing so to put both welfare and health as well as the environment at the centre of the equation.

Finally, we form part of the Projecte Educatiu de Ciutat (City Educational Project) of Barcelona, and we are signatories to the Citizens’ Commitment to Sustainability. In 2012 we received the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC in its Catalan acronym) Medal in recognition of our work.


Presentation updated in September 2022

School Montjuïc


The 10th consecutive participation of the Montjuïc Secondary School (La Marina de Port, Sants-Montjuïc) in the iN RESiDENCE programme. In previous editions, Eduard Arbós, Lúa Coderch, Societat Doctor Alonso, Rodrigo Laviña, Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol, Anna Serrano, Irma Marco, Sílvia Sant and INULA [MCarmen G. Mahedero] have participated. This time, Montjuïc participates with a group of 3rd-year students.


The Institut Montjuïc has been serving Zona Franca for more than thirty years. Its participation in EN RESiDÈNCiA is linked to the desire to create more connections between the centre and the social and cultural agents of the neighbourhood and the city and, at the same time, to promote the artistic interests of its students.


Presentation updated in September 2023


Students from 3th of ESO


Blanca Navas and Elias Carles

Curator and coordination
Fundació Joan Miró de Barcelona

Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona