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Without Franco, what to do with the colossal Valle de los Caídos?

Article  (french/english) by journalist Anthony Berthelier in HuffPost on the future of Valle de los Caídos and Deep Space
24 October 2019

What are the social models and city concepts shaping urban-tech?Visions, Concepts and Narratives for the Networked City discusses the dynamic dialogue between city visions and urban concepts from the past and todays’ Smart City narratives.

Deep Space @ Bnieuws TU Delft

Working on places of conflict can be extremely challenging. As soon as a polarised discussion is addressed with a proposal, it is bound to cause some sort of backlash by at least one of the affected parties. There is no clear way out of it. Or is there? Architecture practice Hybrid Space Lab takes a rather unique approach for the re-signification of the controversial site of Valle de los Caídos in Madrid, the burial ground of Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco and 33,000 victims of the country’s brutal civil war.


Article by Elena Rossoni @ Bnieuws TU Delft, The Netherlands, 5 February 2019

Deep Space is a long-term investigative program initiated to deal with politics of memory, controversial space and monuments, heritage and digitalization.

How to transform and re-signify Valle de los Caídos (“Valley of the Fallen”), the Francoist monument in the Sierra de Guadarrama close to Madrid?Valle de los Caídos with its 152-meter-tall cross visible from more than 30 kilometers away and its “basilica”, a 263-meter long crypt with a 52-meter high vault cut out of the granite mountain rock, is one of the world’s most controversial monuments.

Embassy Lab, 2 February 2018, The Hague Digital Diplomacy Un-Conference 2018, @ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands

The combination of physical and media space, of local place and digital networks, is coined Hybrid Space. Space today is transformed by technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality, becoming increasingly hybrid.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) Hybrid Space is becoming ubiquitous.
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data have the ambition and potential to algorithmically manage these Hybrid Spaces.

City Making Lab provides a platform for Smart Citizens, bridging the gap between data- and city-experts and civil society and governance and addressing compelling issues at the merging of the Digital Age and the Urban Age.City Making Lab is a a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.The kick-off event of the City Making Lab series will take place on February 21st 2019 with a keynote lecture by Marleen Stikker, co-founder of WAAG Society and focus on City Making in the Digital Age.

As an innovative flexible transparent structure, Humboldt Volcano contrasts with the historical appearance of the introverted power-radiating reconstruction of the Berlin palace, which houses Humboldt Forum.
Humboldt Volcano, standing for a pluralistic multiculturalism, enables the appropriation of the Humboldt Forum, opening it up to the city and international public.