Picasso, Miró and attracting foreign visitors

The year 2023 is dedicated to Picasso-Miró, since it shall mark the 50th and 40th anniversaries of their deaths, respectively. Among other...

Jordi Sabater Pi al llindar de la selva guineana
Drawing paradise

Every day, Dr. Jordi Sabater Pi (1922-2009) remembered the rainforest in Equatorial Guinea, ever since he had to leave the country, forced by circumstances and...

Barcelona, city of crime. Why are we so fascinated by true crime?

True crime fever has caught on in Catalonia in recent years through such unorthodox products as Carles Porta’s Crims programme, Clàudia Pujol’s books and the...

​L’Edifici Atalaya, la Casa de la Meridiana d’Oriol Bohigas i l’Illa Escorial, a Barcelona; i el Walden 7 de Ricard Bofill a Sant Just Desvern
A much-needed refocusing

It often seems that Barcelona’s urban landscape is the product of the plan developed for the 1992 Olympic Games. Although this is somewhat true, the reality is that...

“My generation broke with tradition so that dance would cease to be so elitist”

Àngels Margarit

Àngels Margarit (Terrassa, 1960) is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and instructor who has lent her artistic experience to the direction of the...

Noia llegint a Wattpad
Wattpad: Another way to read

The Wattpad phenomenon has revolutionised the publishing world. Young women writers are making it big on this platform, first online and then in bookshops. Their...

Retrat d'Antoni Vila Casas © Flaminia Pelazzi
“The spirit of patronage has been very much lost, and that saddens me”

Antoni Vila Casas

Antoni Vila Casas (Barcelona, 1930) has long donated part of his fortune to philanthropic projects. The foundation he set up has two directions: in the social...

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