ANGELA TORRES BALASCH

ENGLISH AND GERMAN PHILOLOGIST

LANGUAGE TEACHER / CULTURAL ACTIVIST, COMISSIO NOCTURNA DE BARCELONA, Cultural association to bring together all the stakeholders in the nightlife scene and work alongside the local institutions.

Barcelona, Spain

About

Angela Torres, philologist and secondary school language teacher. A passionate clubber and DJ , she devotes her free time to cultural activism and electronic music. She has co-founded and leads Comissió Nocturna de Barcelona.

Abstract

Barcelona is per se a mediterranean city both geographically and sociologically . Mild
winters and hot summers favor life in the street. Our cuisine, architecture and events also
welcome visitors from all over the world all year round which has its positive and negative
side.
Barcelona was once the nocturnal capital, which we remember with nostalgia, as
everything has changed so much and so fast, especially after the pandemic. Residents have
become over-sensitive to the nuisance.
Barcelona is "de-mediterraneanizing".The municipality wants to project a pristine image of
the city ,mistakenly enforcing restrictive policies .Yet,the local council has created the Taula
Ciutadana to work all together towards a better Barcelona by night.