"We are interested in cities as spaces of activity. Urban identity arises primarily/originally from the identification of oneself in relation to the city." These are the words of the raumlabor team, who came to Barcelona to carry out a workshop Spaces, Transits and Mobile Devices.
In 1968, Archigram designed Instant City, a project that was part of a series of investigations into mobile facilities. As Archigram pointed, "The Instant City could be made a practical reality since at every stage it is based upon existing techniques and their application to real situations. There is a combination of several different artefacts and systems that have hitherto remained as separate machines, enclosures or experiments." Now in 2011, the idea that one of these "artefacts" can be a mobile museum, designed in-situ and responding to local needs is more than merely provocative, especially if we think in the current political situation in Catalonia, where budget cuts  are affecting mostly all of the cultural venues in the city and leaving people without access to museums, theatres or educational and leisure exhibitions.
What should be happening in a mobile museum, transporting content and meaning from one place to another?”
 El mundo de la cultura reclama a la Generalitat que no le afecten los recortes. El Periódico, 21 March 2011 [Link in Spanish]
 raumlabor described it as "The mobile museum we aim to design consists of single mobile structures. Each structure will function independently but in combination with, and in relation to, the others, creating a new kind of museum and possibilities for a temporary redefinition of public space."
 Martí Perán, curator of the exhibition This is not a museum. Mobile devices lurking.
 The Nightmare of Participation, Markus Miessen. Sternberg Press, 2010.
The Spaces, Transits and Mobile Devices workshop is an initiative by IDENSITAT in collaboration with Can Xalant and ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies. It has the support of Ajuntament de Barcelona. Institut de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya Consell Nacional de la Cultura i les Arts, Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc and Hangar.