_ The album __ Appendix I _to the C贸rdoba 2016 _cultural programme
The album Appendix I to the C贸rdoba 2016 cultural programme
Cities are the vital space for contemporary man: one can live in them without feeling them; remain in them without loving them. But in Córdoba, one cannot walk round a single corner, tread on a single cobble, touch a single stone, without arousing the most essential feelings of life. This undertaking, therefore, is a major challenge, in seeking to make Córdoba known. It is a heartfelt undertaking, that endeavours to capture the city’s light, its smell, its people, its bustle, its silence. Strolling around, meeting, enjoying Córdoba for twenty-four hours. A stroll beginning by night on the banks of the Guadalquivir, then crossing the river into the Old Town with its vast heritage, presided over by the Mosque-Cathedral; afterwards, moving up into presentday Córdoba, through its streets and squares, enjoying its fiestas, seeing its children, its old people; and ending the following day, having glimpsed the most essential thing: the city’s life.
This unique, comprehensive undertaking would not have been possible without the help of around fifty photographers – professionals and amateurs – who live in Córdoba and provided us with their best pictures of the city. They have sought to capture the city’s light from a broad range of perspectives: for the album contains not only local people’s views of themselves, but also the view of photographers from all over Spain and from abroad – from South Africa to Portugal, from Mexico to Germany – who have been welcomed into the city as though they belonged to it. Like the bid as a whole, this joint publication is the work of many people. The result is a mosaic of postcards, images captured through different eyes and from diverse standpoints This is our city, its light; its soul.
Braulio Valderas Graphics Editor
PhotographERS: Rafael Alcaide Tete Álvarez Raúl Aparicio Lola Araque Rafael Barrios Pilar Barrionuevo José Luis Caballano Álvaro Carmona Rafa Carmona Ezequiel Castellanos Toni Castillo Arturo Chamorro Luis Colmenero Raúl Gaitán José F. Gálvez Rafael García Castejón Alfredo Infante García-Pantaleón Juan Manuel López del Prá
Rafael Madero Cubero José Martínez Rafael Mellado Mauricio Mergold Valerio Merino Stephanus Meyer José Antonio Modelo Rafa Montes José Moreno José Carlos Nievas Samira Ouf Bruno Rascão Alicia Reguera Antonio Rueda Cornelia Steffens Juan Manuel del Toro Braulio Valderas
...A single fish plies the waters Joining the two Córdobas: Soft Córdoba of the wild reeds. Córdoba of architecture. A single fish plies the waters. The splendour of two Córdobas. Córdoba broken into currents. Córdoba, celestial and gaunt... Federico García Lorca
The impression one has on entering the mosque is undefinable, and bears no relation to the emotion ordinarily produced by architecture; it is more as though one were moving through a roofed forest, than through a building... ThĂŠophile Gautier
...Great court of C贸rdoba, the most illustrious city, great metropolis, repository of the sciences, meeting-place of scholars, capital of the world... Aljoxan铆
...The C贸rdoba of the old ballads, C贸rdoba the flat!... The Guadalquivir watering the plain, The neighing, bellowing fields... Antonio Machado
...A street rests between white walls As though it were a link for ideas. Its beginning is flooded with light And its end is flooded with lightâ€Ś Lasse SĂśderberg
At Dawn Light is born of the water. Pale light, borne by the Guadalquivir. It starts as a line, A wing, A golden, Pearly hand That strokes and wakes The soul ... Ricardo Molina
...It was the flowery season of the year When the perjured raptor of Europa (his weapons half-moons on his forehead, and the sun all the beams of his hair)... Luis de G贸ngora
...a little courtyard, a floor of tiny cobbles, a whitewashed wall with blue skirting, and the smell of burning olive-wood on the air... AzorĂn
Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba... Barack Obama
...Dawn-lit vineyard of Tartessos, Plane tree of Rome, Palm of Arabia, Cedar of Judea, Monastic cypress, Olive-tree of wisdom, Seat and home of the sacred Betis, Fawn of Azahara, Wall of philosophy and tolerance, Food-giving plain, Erect gold ear of corn, Mother of the other cities of Andalusia, Serene Mother, hear us... Pablo GarcĂa Baena
If any city is able to represent the history of mankind over the last two thousand years, it is C贸rdoba. Jos茅 Luis Sampedro
...The person you are matters more than the place to which you go; for that reason we should not make the mind a bondsman to any one place. Live in this belief: â€˜I am not born for any one corner of the universe; this whole world is my countryâ€™... SĂŠneca
Feelings are the instruments at oneâ€™s disposal in order to be interested in the objects that surround one. Without feelings, we would be little more than pieces of furniture. Carlos Castilla del Pino
In Andalusia, there is a city which is the equal of Rome or Jerusalem, in having been capital of the world: C贸rdoba. Jorge Guill茅n
Rafael Alcaide Concert in the Plaza de Las Tendillas, Europe Day Festival, May 2010.
The Sky Within My House, Contemporary Art in 16 Courtyards of Córdoba. Artist: Jorge Perianes. October/november 2009.
Pilar Barrionuevo Intervention by Fernando M. Romero on the façade of the Vimcorsa Building.
Dawn at the Miraflores Gardens. Pag. 44/45
Tete Álvarez + José Carlos Nievas
Enrique Morente during the White Nights of Flamenco.
Aerial view of the Madinat al-Zahra archaelogical site. Pag. 132/133
Aerial view of the “Nuestra Señora de la Salud” May Fair, at dusk.
Pag. 170/171 Dance show during the White Nights of Flamenco. Remains of the Roman Temple, Calle Claudio Marcelo. Pag. 82/83
Pag. 166 Opening Parade, Cosmopoética 2010.
Pag. 184/185 Brotherhood procession at the Mosque-Cathedral during Holy Week. Pag. 29
Paso Doble by Josef Nadj and Miquel Barceló from the series All the City a Stage, at the Stables in the Royal Mews Complex. October 2009
Biographies by Alicia Martín, in the San Antonio Watermill. Cosmopoética 2009.
Pag. 176/177 Courtyard entrance. Pag. 120
Procession outside the Mosque-Cathedral during Holy Week. Pag. 30/31 Universo Urbano by Juan Ripollés, in the Vial Norte. November/december 2008 - January 2009.
Raúl Aparicio View from the Miraflores Gardens by night. Pag. 42/43
Performance by Els Comediants at Eutopia07.
Pag. 98/99 Appearing rooms de Jeppe Hein. Installation in the series All the City a Stage, in the Bulevar del Gran Capitán. July/august 2009.
The Sky Within My House, Contemporary Art in 16 Courtyards of Córdoba. Artist: Cai Guo-Qiang. October/november 2009.
Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Site.
Paths of Fire. Social sculptures by MUMA from the series All the City a Stage at the Plaza de Capuchinos and Cuesta del Bailío. July 2009.
The Cloud of Córdoba by Darya Con Berner. Installation in the series All the City a Stage on the southern façade of the Mosque-Cathedral. July 2009.
The Sky Within My House, Contemporary Art in 16 Courtyards of Córdoba. Artist: Cristina Lucas. October/november 2009.
Aerial view of the city.
José Luis Caballano
The Sky Within My House, Contemporary Art in 16 Courtyards of Córdoba. Artist: Magdalena Atria. October/november 2009.
El Patio de mi casa, Arte Contemporáneo en 16 patios de Córdoba. Artista: Magdalena Atria. Octubre/noviembre 2009.
Rafael Barrios Nazca buildings, by architect Rafael de la Hoz, at the Vial Norte. Pag. 64/65
Museum and Institutional Headquarters, Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Complex. Pag. 122/123
Children’s games at the Children’s City. Pag. 148
Aerial view of the Open Citizen’s Activities Centre. Pag. 50/51
Aerial view of the city. Pag. 66/67
The Sky Within My House, Contemporary Art in 16 Courtyards of Córdoba. Artist: Magdalena Atria. October/november 2009. Pag. 115
José F. Gálvez Aerial view of the River Guadalquivir in Córdoba. Pag. 70/71
AC Hotel in Córdoba, designed by the architects Justo Isasi and Alfonso Casares. Pag. 60/61
Aerial view of the Plaza del Potro. Pag. 74
Gardens of the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs.
The Cavalcade of the Three Kings.
Vicente Amigo at the Guitar Festival.
Axerquía open-air theatre. Pag. 168/169
Rafael García Castejón Open Citizen’s Activities Centre.
View of La Ribera by night.
Celebrating Museum Day at the Archaeological Museum.
Valerio Merino View of the MosqueCathedral by night.
“Triumph” monument to San Rafael at the Brideg Gate, designed by French sculptor Miguel Verdiguier.
Horseriders at the “Nuestra Señora de la Salud” May Fair. Pag. 100/101
Pag. 34 Battle of Flowers, marking the start of the May Festivals.
Alfredo Infante García-Pantaleón Luis Colmenero Children playing at the Vial Norte fountains.
San Jerónimo Monastery, in the Sierra de Córdoba. Pag. 138/139
Orange-Tree Courtyard, Mosque-Cathedral.
Rafael Mellado Calle Judíos at night. Pag. 35
Forest of columns in the Mosque-Cathedral.
Stephanus Meyer Medieval market at the Plaza de La Corredera.
Pag. 96/97 Cuesta del Bailío.
Women dancing sevillanas at the Nuestra Señora de la Salud May Fair. Pag. 102/103
Juan Manuel López del Prá
View of the Roman Bridge by night with the Calahorra Tower in the background.
Plaza de Capuchinos and Cristo de los Faroles.
Raúl Gaitán Mosque-Cathedral (silhouette). Pag. 190/191
Rafael Madero Cubero Córdoba courtyard.
Concert in the Plaza de Las Tendillas, Europe Day Festival, may 2010.
The group Pretenders perfoming live, Guitar Festival 2009.
Concert in the Plaza de La Corredera, Europe Day Festival, may 2010.
Córdoba Bus Station, designed by César Portela.
Balconies competition, May.
Gate of the “Nuestra Señora de la Salud” May Fair.
Concert at the Plaza de Las Tendillas, during the White Nights of Flamenco.
The monument Salam (peace), by Equipo 57. Miraflores Gardens.
Madinat al-Zahra archaeological site.
Aerial view of Almodovar Castle.
José Antonio Modelo
Shadow of the fountain at the Plaza del Potro.
Bruno Rascão Calleja de las Flores.
Antonio Rueda Girl dancing at the Nuestra Señora de la Salud May Fair.
San Antonio watermill.
Contemporary architecture. El Higuerón Civic Centre.
Pag. 36/37 Pag. 104 “Triumph” dedicated to San Rafael, guardian angel of the city, at the Roman Bridge.
Countryside near Córdoba. Pag. 136/137
José Carlos Nievas
View of the canals at Calle Kairuán by night.
Calleja del Pañuelo. Olive groves in the Córdoba countryside.
Collective art at the Calle Imágenes, Europe Day Festival, may 2010.
Rafa Montes Dawn at Calle Rey Heredia. Pag. 75
View of the Calahorra Tower, the Roman Bridge and the MosqueCathedral, by night.
Samira Ouf Plaza de la Corredera. Pag. 84/85
Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Site. Urban Intervention.
Juan Manuel del Toro Mosque-Cathedral (Interior).
Pag. 6/7 View of the Roman Bridge and the MosqueCathedral by night.
Pag. 8/9 March for Europe, Europe Day Festival, may 2010.
Mihrab in the MosqueCathedral.
Córdoba courtyard. Pag. 119 Madinat al-Zahra Archaeological Site.
Collective art at the Calle Imágenes, Europe Day Festival, may 2010.
Braulio Valderas Contemporary architecture. Pag. 54/55
Pag. 129 Contemporary architecture. Paseo del Vial Norte. Pag. 56/57
CULTURAL PROGRAMME CREDITS EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS Chairman
Andrés Ocaña Rabadán, Mayor of Córdoba Vice-Chairman
Advisors to the Drafting Committee Francisco Aguilera Fuentes, Staff member, Córdoba Cultural City Foundation Juan Carlos Limia Mateo, Staff member, Department of Culture, Córdoba City Council Javier Lucena Domínguez, Staff member, Cultural Capital Office
Francisco Pulido Muñoz, President, Córdoba Provincial Council Ex officio Board Members Isabel Ambrosio Palos, Andalusian Regional Council Representative in Córdoba José Manuel Roldán Nogueras, Chancellor, University of Córdoba Board members representing Founding Institutions Representing the City Council
Rafael Blanco Perea Rosa Candelario Ruiz Manuel Pérez Pérez Juan José Primo Jurado Representing Córdoba Provincial Council
Elena Cortés Jiménez José Mariscal Campos Mª José Montes Pedrosa Representing the Andalusian Regional Council
Joaquín Dobladez Soriano Juan Torres Aguilar Rafaela Valenzuela Jiménez Representing the University of Córdoba
Angelina Costa Palacios Ramón Montes Ruiz Manuel Torres Aguilar Management Carlota Álvarez Basso, Manager, Córdoba Cultural City Foundation Manuel Pérez Pérez, Director, Cultural Capital Office Drafting Committee Mª Dolores Baena Alcántara, Director, Córdoba Archeological and Ethnological Museum Javier Flores Castillero, Cultural manager, artist and exhibiton curator Pablo García Casado, Director, Andalusian Film Institute; writer Eugenio González Madorrán, Architect Carlos Hernández Pezzi, Architect Alberto Martín Expósito, Art critic and exhibition curator. General Coordinator of the Salamanca European Capital of Culture, 2002; at present Cultural Coordinator at the University of Salamanca Juan Miguel Moreno Calderón, Professor of Piano and Director of the “Rafael Orozco” School of Music Pedro Ruiz Pérez, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Córdoba Octavio Salazar Benítez, Professor of Constitutional Law and Director General for Culture at the University of Córdoba
External advisors Monika Bonet Poliwka, Adviser, Polish affairs Guy Dockendorf, Director General of the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg, Vice-President of Luxembourg, European Capital of Culture 1995; chairman of the organising board of “Luxembourg and Greater Region, European Capital of Culture, 2007”. Mercedes Giovinazzo, Chair, Access to Culture Platform; Director, Interarts Colin Mercer, Independant consultant Eduard Miralles, Head of International Cultural Relations, Barcelona Provincial Council; Chairman, Interarts Antonio Taormina, Director, ATER Formazione Pekka Timonen, Director of Culture, Helsinki City Council Collaborators Eloisa Acosta Fernández, Department of Youth, Córdoba City Council Juan Aljama Morilla, Accessibility Office, Projects Service, Town Planning Department, Córdoba Carmen Fátima Blanco Valdés, Lecturer in Italian Philology, University of Córdoba Pedro Caro González, Municipal Office, Old Town Luis Carreto Clavo, Chairman, Córdoba Business Confederation (CECO) Anabel Carrillo Lafuente, Chair, Social Council, University of Córdoba Antonio J. Castillejo Carmona, SurGESTIÓN, Córdoba Joaquín Criado Costa, Director of the Royal Academy of Science, Art and Literature of Córdoba Mohammed Dahiri, General Coordinator, Department of Social Welfare, Consumer Protection and Public Health, Córdoba City Council Paula Estebaranz Berzal, Director General for Equality, Youth and Cooperation, Córdoba City Council José Manuel Fernández Martín, Director Pro-Immigrant Association (APIC)-Andalucía Acoge Fuensanta García de la Torre, Director, Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba Quim Larrea Cruces, Chairman Surgenia, Andalusian Technological Design Centre Foundation Francisco López Gutiérrez, Adviser, Villamarta Theatre, Jerez Rocío López Lozano, Director, Department of Citizen Participation, Córdoba City Council Juan Luis López Vázquez, Director, Spanish Tourist Office in Rome Javier Martín Fernández, Lawyer, Chairman of Bodegas Campos Foundation Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala, Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Córdoba Antonio Molina Flores, University of Seville
Pedro Montero Tordera, Manager, University Foundation for the Development of Córdoba Province (FUNDECOR), University of Córdoba Eduardo Moyano Estrada, Manager, Andalusian Institute of Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC) Juan Muñoz Bellido, Manager, Córdoba Green Areas /Association for the Social Defense of Adolescentents and Children (ZOVECO/ ASDAM) Rogelio Palacios Chups, Director, Andalusian Youth Institute, Córdoba (IAJ) Francisco Paniagua Merchán, Manager, Department of Town Planning, Córdoba Carlos Pardo García, Cultural manager Manuel Pérez Cortés, General Coordinator, Mayor’s Office, Córdoba City Council Rafael Pérez de la Concha Camacho, Department of Tourism and World Heritage, Córdoba City Council Mª José Peña Vélez, Director, Rural Training and Innovation (FIR) Manuel Pimentel Siles, Director, Editorial Almuzara Valentín Priego Ruiz, Chairman, Córdoba Municipal Institute for Economic Development and Employment (IMDEEC) Antonio Ramos Pemán, Manager, Tourist Board, Córdoba Provincial Council Ángel Ramírez Troyano, Andalusian Institute of Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC) Gaia Redaelli, Director, Contemporary Architecture Foundation Federico Rodríguez Ardila, Manager, Córdoba Tourist Board Diego Ruiz Alcubilla, Manager, Rafael Botí Fine Arts Foundation Rafael Ruiz Pérez, Director Municipal Public Libraries of Córdoba Francisco Ruiz Montero, Culture expert, Comarca Valle del Guadiato Maria Serrano García, Director Madinat Al-Zahara Interpretation and Management Centre Miguel Ángel Troitiño, Complutense University of Madrid Mercedes Tirado Pastor, Culture expert, Córdoba Provincial Council Antonio Vallejo Triano, Director, Madinat Al-Zahara archeological site
Other bodies involved Andalusian Youth Institute, Córdoba (IAJ) Bodegas Campos Foundation Citizen Participation Department, Córdoba City Council Córdoba Green Areas /Association for the Social Defense of Adolescents and Children (ZOVECO/ASDAM) Córdoba Municipal Institute for Economic Development and Employment (IMDEEC) Córdoba Tourist Board Department of Arabic Studies, University of Córdoba Department of Social Welfare, Consumer Protection and Public Health, Córdoba City Council Department of Tourism and World Heritage, Córdoba City Council Department of Town Planning, Córdoba Editorial Almuzara Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba General Coordination, Mayor’s Office, Córdoba City Council General Directorate for Equality, Youth and Cooperation,Córdoba City Council Madinat- Al Zahara Archeological ComplexSite Madinat Al-Zahara Interpretation and Management Centre Municipal Public Libraries of Córdoba Museum and Institutional Headquarters of the Madinat alZahara Archaeological Complex Pro-Immigrant Association (APIC)-Andalucía Acoge Rafael Botí Fine Arts Foundation Royal Academy of Science, Art and Literature of Córdoba Rural Training and Innovation (FIR) Tourist Board, Córdoba Provincial Council University Foundation for the Development of Córdoba Province (FUNDECOR), University of Córdoba Youth Department, Córdoba City Council
Collaborating bodies Andalusian Institute of Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC), Córdoba Córdoba Business Confederation (CECO) Contemporary Architecture Foundation, Córdoba Interarts Foundation, Barcelona
Edition, English versioN
Juan José Fernández Palomo María José Martín Gordillo Rafael Ruiz Gómez de Aranda
María José Martín Gordillo
Traducciones Eurolingua S.C., Córdoba Paul Edson Araceli Montero Valdivia Hartley Moorhouse
Belén Medina Baquerizo
Design and layout
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María de los Angeles Fernández Cantueso Rafaela de la Haba Boyer Nicolás Molina Josende Antonio Prior Sánchez Manuel Rueda Úbeda
Braulio Valderas Pérez Photographs courtesy of:
ABC Córdoba Asociación Fotográfica Cordobesa (AFOCO) El Día de Córdob
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To elaborate and promote the candidacy of Cordoba to became European Capital of Culture in 2016, the Cordoba Cultural City Foundation has been constituted in 2006, formed by: