by Katrhyn Weenig / University of Wisconsin-Madison: When natural disasters force reconstruction of housing, the city and its people adapt to new styles of living. Four citizens of Seville reflect on how an earthquake and a flood in their youth affected their neighborhoods of Macarena, La Calzada, Los Pajaritos and Polígono Sur.
by Claire McCartney / Tufts University: Within Sevilla 1, one of the two prisons of the city, lies a penitentiary psychiatric hospital housing 180 mentally ill inmates.
by Allison Muotka / University of St. Thomas: Hollywood cinema and romantic 19th century travel literature have helped shape Seville’s image into a mix of reality and fiction. We talk about the ideal city with an architect, an art professor and an extra from the legendary David Lean film staged here in 1961.
by Jessica Meliza / Carthage College: In order to compete on a global scale, the Andalusian capital faces challenges adapting to modern society while still preserving its rich traditions. We talk about the city and its future with Juan Carlos Blanco, director of El Correo de Andalucía daily, and Raquel Rico, president of the civic movement for change, Iniciativa Sevilla Abierta.
by Francesca Dazzo / University of Indiana: There may be a lack of green space in Seville, but this 15th-century urban orchard embedded in the blocks of Enladrillada and Sol streets is the largest undeveloped land in the old town. The love and support of the community ensures that this garden is in no danger of extinction.
by Lauren Katz / George Washington University: The foundation Gota de Leche provides healthy breakfasts to children who suffer in different ways, from hunger or obesity, due to the impact of poverty on their diets. A visit to two schools shows us this reality.
by Nayib Morán / Villanova University: The first Japanese football player to play ever for Sevilla FC recalls the adventure that started when he was a kid in Nagareyama.
by Max Landerman / University of Vermont: Traditional and modern cultures collide on the azoteas, which are urban sanctuaries on top of houses and buildings that may be used to grow vegetables, sleep under the stars on a hot summer night and now, with a new cultural program in Seville, to enjoy a movie or a concert, live and free.