From City to Metapolis: Making and Unmaking Landscapes in Andalusia


The city of the twenty‐first century has been understood as a new type of territorial reality, one for which Ascher has proposed the term ‘metapolis’. This concept synthesizes the unprecedented images that have been applied to, and are present in, new urban landscapes, and which have also become a way to comprehend the current processes and contradictions of territorial transformation. Using the specific case of Andalusia, we consider the metapolis as a series of fragments, on many different scales, of a single urban reality that is scattered across the entire territory of the region.