An exhibition about the values of traditional architecture in the Mediterranean
It is almost ten years since the travelling exhibition “Living in the Mediterranean” started touring around the Euro-Mediterranean regions. It has been hosted by over 50 cities, from Aleppo to Barcelona, generating all kinds of debates about intervention in historic centres, promoting local values and dealing with the needs and everyday issues of today’s society.
Most of the images included in the exhibition could have been taken a few days ago, but it is important to remember that this is a territory with ongoing armed conflicts, and that some of the photographs form part of the past, specifically those of Syria, still at war. The Mediterranean seems unable to abandon the struggle to impose different ideologies, producing occupied territories, armed conflicts and economic imbalance between the two shores that make the Mediterranean Sea more of a border than a bridge.
Without ignoring reality, the exhibition presents our shared traditional heritage; based on centuries of interchange and relation; and driven by the desire to intervene with respect and knowledge.
Living in the Mediterranean
19.07.2013 – 15.09.2013Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Av. de les Drassanes s/n