Cities Ahead

Cities Ahead is a European programme, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut, which promotes the development of creative cities. It aims to transform the city into an ideal ecosystem for creativity and culture, harnessing the full potential for global dissemination and international cultural cooperation.

By means of three proposals selected through a public call – Cantiere Aperto, Biblioteca móvil de mujeres and Logomaquias – and the Cities Ahead Adademy training day, the aim is to place the citizens of Logroño at the centre of the city’s future.

Cities Ahead Academy

Workshops aimed at public and private administration staff involved in the cultural sector and cultural managers in public and private institutions.

The aim of the day is to encourage exchange on three main topics: the first, the role that culture and art can play in the development of cities with Charles Landry; the second, the New European Bauhaus and how it fits into the reality of the city of Logroño with Natalia Vera; the third: inclusivity, cooperation between Administration and citizens with Laura Sobral.

At the end of the day there will be a debate with the groups whose artistic practices have been selected in the call for proposals within the framework of the Cities Ahead project.

Date: 28 April 2023
Time: 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Venue: Würth Museum La Rioja
Registration in advance at:

Cantiere Aperto

A collective practice with local organisations that promotes the construction of urban artefacts through the demolition and transformation of waste materials.

Hypereden + Frantoio Sociale
Paseo del Espolón
Cities Ahead

The mobile library of women

The mobile library is a process of analysis and enhancement of the local knowledge of the citizens that will travel around the city and temporarily activate different public spaces.

catalystas collective
Rafael Azcona Library
Cities Ahead


An artistic walk whose only compass will be the collection of chewing gum stuck on the ground. A drift through the map of the city and how we communicate in it.

Carlos Herraiz + Vanesa Peña
Paseo del Espolón
Cities Ahead