About Auto-Neighborhoods


Autobarrios – Auto-Neighborhoods- helps to create an initiative for urban community development: it uses the collective construction of an urban imaginary as a tool for empowering the community.

Throughout creative practices, the enhancement of local resources and networking, strategies to practice and transform our neighborhoods are created.


The project reflects, on the scale of the neighborhood, the current state of its essence, which, we understand, is based on relationships, daily life and common identity and the spaces that host them.

Autobarrios is a contextual tool designed to be developed in different neighborhoods taking into account their own particularities.
It relies on outreach work and creative practices that stimulate our collective imagination, our autonomy and our capacity to transform our routine and the scenarios that ¡Reinvent your neighborhood!


Applied Creativity

The project uses applied creativity as a tool for community development. The goal is not only to build something useful but activate the creative potential and catapult the imagination of the participants as citizens, builders and users.

Put into value the local resources

The project helps to create a network of people and resources that would shape the initiative. Working together with existing initiatives, the project becomes an excuse for strengthening them.


Autobarrios is an example of city building shared between different professional areas and citizens. In this sense, one of the key project is coordinating a networking between all possible actors that can, from different areas, enrich and enable the smooth running of the project.


Sarah Fdez. Deutsch


Juan López-Aranguren