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Outcast Barcelona: Urban, Social and Cultural Expressions of Marginalization and Resistance

Basic information

45 hours
July 10th - 28th, 2017
Barcelona - UB Historic Building
Classroom available soon
The course will focus on the less-known aspects of Contemporay Barcelona: the outcast world of the town and those who didn’t share the social and cultural benefits of the city’s economic thrive but most of the times served as fodder of its system of production. Urban studies or history courses used to centre on urban designers and policy makers’ perspective, being those who create the dominant urban and cultural discourse.
The course proposes a critical analysis of urban phenomena in order to understand ther role carried out by the so-called subaltern groups: lower classes, casual labour, migrants, marginal population, but especially the interaction in the urban sphere of the two extreme poles of the industrial and post-industrial society (rulers and outcasts) taking Barcelona (from the end of 19th century to the present days) as case study.
Barcelona, with its early industrialization, its busy port and its proximity to France has been historically a mixed town. Thousands of radical workers, migrants, floating population in the harbour area and innovative ideas spread from Europe had nurtured the city life and its character. Notwithstanding, this other history of the city has been hardly acepted as relevant by the making of Barcelona’s official history, although it is impossible to understand its wordly renowned dynamism and creativity without considering the underground city.

Prices and discounts

Reduced price period (until 30th June 2017)
Full-price period (from 1st July 2017)
Discounted rate*
General public
Discounted rate*
General public
560.00 €
640.00 €
720.00 €
800.00 €


* Discounted rate:

  • • UB Community
    • - UB student card holders
    • - Members of UB administrative and service staff (PAS)
    • - Members of UB teaching and research staff (PDI)
    • - Members of the UB Group
    • - Current students and alumni of the UB’s Area of Further Training, which includes the Spanish studies school Estudios Hispánicos (EH), the School of Modern Languages (EIM), Els Juliols, Gaudir UB and University of Experience.
    • - Members of UB Alumni
  • • Students and staff members of partner universities


Registration can be completed online or in person.


Registration opens on 22nd February 2016 and closes seven days before a course starts.


You may register online through this link or in person at the different offices of the Area of Further Training.


  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • International Summer School