Retrat de Mónica Rikić © Mariona Gil Sala
“We can decide a lot more things about technology than what we are led to believe”

Mónica Rikić

When we hear the word ‘coder’, a young engineer swaying dangerously close to sociopathy comes to mind, obsessed with becoming the new Mark Zuckerberg. Mónica Rikić (...

Retrat de Vicenç Viaplana. © Mariona Gil
“We can no longer be sure of what we’re seeing”

Vicenç Viaplana

Never had so much work been exhibited and so much at the same time by the artist Vicenç Viaplana (Granollers, 1955). A truly free soul, advocate and researcher of...

Retrat de Luis Cabrera. © Martí Petit
“When they hurt me, I didn’t turn the other cheek”

Luis Cabrera

Thanks to his tenacity, his personal rebelliousness and his untameable nature, Luis Cabrera (Arbuniel, Jaén, 1954) has been weaving an abundantly rich life story that...

Retrat de Jordi Savall © Martí Petit
“Music is the most spiritual of all the arts”

Jordi Savall

Having turned eighty on 1 August, Jordi Savall tells us about his past and his life and professional career as a world viola da gamba virtuoso and orchestra conductor...

Retrat de Julio Manrique. © Clara Soler Chopo
“If you are original, all the better. But, above all, you need to be personal”

Julio Manrique

He is the most decorated theatre director in Catalonia today and the one capable of bringing together the most people in a room. The secret to his appeal lies in his...

Retrat de Sílvia Pérez Cruz © Alex Rademakers
“It’s nice to love the music you are at every stage of your life”

Sílvia Pérez Cruz

Despite the overall uncertainty in the world of culture and the constant changes in her concert schedule, Sílvia Pérez Cruz started the year 2021 on...

Retrat d'Alba Sotorra. © Laura Guerrero
“I make films to show realities differently”

Alba Sotorra

Alba Sotorra Clua (Reus, 1980) makes documentary films out of a desire to become acquainted with realities and provide a different perspective to the one conveyed by...

Retrat de Daniel Gamper. © Clara Soler Chopo
“The pandemic has shown us that we humans share air and saliva, that we are all connected”

Daniel Gamper

Daniel Gamper was all set to be a scientist, but reading Jean Jacques Rousseau made him pick philosophy. He had always lived in Sant Cugat until ten years ago when he...

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