Heritage

We develop digital tools and platforms for digitising, publishing and narrating urban history and heritage.
At present, heritage conservation is in good shape. We have increased technical expertise in restoration of build environment and the commitment of public bodies and society to protect cultural heritage is not a matter of dispute. The worst enemy of today’s heritage is to be forgotten by the same society that decided to protect it.
Still, there is a lack of tools aimed at enhancing awareness on urban history and heritage protection among citizens. We explore new forms of dissemination of cultural and architectural heritage involving the general public and the scientific community, taking advantage of the interaction capabilities of digital tools to propose a change in their transmission and enjoyment.


The research ‘Mapping Hispanic Modernity. Cross-border Literary Networks and Cultural Mediators (1908-1939)’ sets the grounds for a new approach exploring transnational processes of cultural transformation. Directed by Diana Roiz Sanz (UOC), this project proposes an innovative investigation in modernist studies:

In Poblenou Industrial, the current industrial Heritage is shown in regression from the beginning, explaining what has become today, in every historical period of the so called “Catalan Manchester” by the large number of textile factories. Georeferenced Historical maps and

The Historic Charter of Barcelona is a research project published by means of an online tool, which integrates detailed knowledge about the city history and makes it available to citizens and professionals. It explains the history of the city through

What is it? BIG TIME BCN is an interactive map of Barcelona that highlights the age of urban plots contrasted with the city’s architectural heritage. This dynamic cartography offers an insight into more than 2,000 years of history, nearly 70,000

The web portal History at Work is a semiannual  addressing professionals and students interested in modern architecture’s masterworks. The display of analytic materials –made from a triple vision: graphic and three-dimensional (plans and models), critic and descriptive (texts) and associative