Watching birds in cages while waiting for a metro #Barcelona, Spain

Birds as pets in cages in urban public space, treated with great attention and love is an urban ritual from habit the “Roquetes”Andalusian neighbourhood in Barcelona. Here particularly are people waiting for a metro train, all looking towards the birds (and away from the beautiful city view right behind their backs).

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Image courtesy Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

This ritual was described by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto from Japanese Atelier Bow Wow in his talk as part of the event on participatory design in city planning in Helsinki June 2015.

Thanks Eva Durall for solving the mystery of the location and the tradition!

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