Cities Connection Project (CCP) is a connector between cities through its architecture, which aims to create synergies by crossing personal experiences shared among professionals, students and traders, in a series of cultural activities such as exhibitions, discussions and publications.
Created by Nicola Regusci and Xavier Bustos, architects based in Barcelona, CCP was born with the aim to establish a network of cultural connections between Barcelona and other European cities with an important architectural tradition. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project that also offers other events such as conferences, universities meetings among and, also, the desire to create synergies among the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in Barcelona, followed by a second event in the invited city.
Each new connection will offer a new theme that will always take into acount the idiosyncrasy and the cultural and architectural background of the invited city.
The first edition of the CCP, which had a major success, connected the área of Ticino (Swiss Canton) and Barcelona whith two exhibitions: _Import TICINO (COAC _May 2013) / _Export BARCELONA (Accademia di Architettura _October 2013).
The second edition of the CCP, connected Geneva and Barcelona, with two architecture exhibitions: _Import GENEVA. Building Geneva. Projects versus challenges (Arts Santa Mònica _November 2014) and _Export BARCELONA. Social Housing in Urban Context (Pavillon SICLI _February 2015).
This third edition of the CCP, will connect Zurich and Barcelona, with two architecture exhibitions: _Import Zurich. Cooperative housing: New Ways of Inhabiting (COAC _October 2015) and _Export BARCELONA. Social Housing in Urban Context (Architekturforum Zürich _May 2016).
The CCP had the support of public institutions, foundations, universities, as well as private sponsors.