Personal- this won't be too bad, I think.
- La Rambla/the beach - being bothered by people to buy things
- Water- the fun Barcelona's designers seem to have with adding water into landscaping, plazas, parks, and even shows (at Montjuic)
- I'm thinking about taking a random video for one day and see if I can pick out any more specifics relating to my experience in Barcelona
Professional- how architecture is practiced/approached in Barcelona
- Importance of the Grid
- Differences in architectural style/mindsets; maybe interview one my professors who had studied in Germany and worked in a Catalan firm, or one professor who studied/practiced in the Netherlands, teaches in Barcelona
- Importance of Gaudi
- Importance/influence of the need for public spaces
- The difference in approach and process in architectural projects between Studio Barcelona and Studio Clemson
- Issue of homeless people v. public buildings
- Issue of ownership in terms of property and housing
This is all I can think of right now. I'll keep jotting down notes when I can think of more things! The whole social/public issues thing is a bit difficult to tackle, since I'm not aware of many besides what I see living here. That's also difficult because sometimes I just accepted it as part of the culture (such as pick pocketing. Just thought it was part of the Barcelona way, but found out it's actually a big problem and heard that the police even give out rewards to citizens who attack pick pocketers?)
Some more research is needed, here.