Public procurement

When a matter there are few who know its details, mine. When to do it you need laws, regulations, convoluted procedures and a multitude of reports in case things go wrong, my. And it is that in terms of public procurement, we are a scalded cat. For the abuses of the past, in the form

Ara fa vint anys, VINT, que al solar que l’Institut Català del Sòl té a l’antiga fàbrica de l’Estrella de Badalona hi vàrem prometre la construcció de 375 habitatges de protecció oficial. Fa 8 anys, VUIT, que es redacta el planejament de les Tres Xemeneies, que en preveu al voltant d’uns 400 d’aquesta tipologia. I

Joan Manuel Serrat and hanging tags

A year ago I bought the tickets to see Joan Manuel Serrat. Or Joan Manuel. Or just Serrat. At home, my father had bought a cassette and I got hooked, not listening to his songs from the beginning and in Catalan, but to those from the 1983 album, Cada loco con su tema. He moved

Eight billion

In 1987, the Generalitat launched the campaign We are 6 million, which in one of the advertisements said “… and to govern ourselves and help us progress we all have the Generalitat”. No one will campaign We are eight billion. Who should do it? The UN, what is it that tells us? On November 15,

A few weeks ago, the State government approved the processing of the draft law on transparency and integrity in the activities of interest groups. If you have come to read the first two lines of this article, I encourage you to continue to try to find out what is hidden behind that baroque statement. What

“Bajo las once plantas del que fuera el edificio industrial más alto de Europa a principios del siglo XX, cerca de un millar de estudiantes diseñan el futuro de Siemensstadt, uno de los once barrios industriales que mutaran en distritos digitales para revolucionar la geografía de Berlín. El denominado proyecto Zukunftsorte tejerá una red de

A bad day

Faced with my existential sadness without serious and objective problems, my psychologist made it very clear to me that we all have the right to be unwell, to have a bad time and even to complain without feeling ashamed because others do have real problems. Next, it is necessary to get to work to identify

Writing about the reasons why the sewers spill into the sea when it rains in Badalona is like writing about going back to school, going back to work after the holidays, metro pickpockets or airport strikes. I mean that it is a classic, recurrent, and to a certain extent a tired and useless exercise that

Holding wick

Allow me an article that will not give away any ears. I’m worried. I would even say that I am angry. It is clear that these feelings do not come to me every day or permanently. They are a residue, a drop –Malaysian– that is making a hole and that, despite the fact that it


In The Man in Revolt, Albert Camus explains to us that the real revolt consists in saying no. One who does not deny, but who does not renounce. One who does not set limits and says “up to here yes, but beyond that no”. To be silent is to allow one to believe that nothing