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DossierAdolescents under pressure

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Adolescents under pressureEmotional malaise among adolescents

Adolescence is a time of major life changes; physical and hormonal changes that transform the body, as well...

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Adolescents under pressureThe teenage brain, a time of change and transformation

During adolescence, morphological and physiological changes take place that have a profound effect on the...

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Adolescents under pressureUnwanted loneliness: when being connected isn’t enough

Unwanted loneliness is not just linked to ageing. On the contrary, some studies reveal that it is young...

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Adolescents under pressureThe discourse trap that drives young people into precariousness

Individualism and competitiveness have encroached on many aspects of young people’s lives. They are exposed...

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Adolescents under pressureHybrid teens: between presence and virtuality

Today’s reality cannot be interpreted with last century’s codes. All too often, our prejudices make us ignore...

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Adolescents under pressureWellbeing and resilience building for healthy growth

To understand the reasons behind the mental disorders pandemic suffered by young people and adolescents, global and long-term environmental causes need to be considered. Healthy...

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Adolescents under pressureThe transformative power of volunteering in adolescence

Experiences of community involvement during childhood and adolescence bear a positive impact on psychological wellbeing and contribute to the development of active citizenship....

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Retrat de Francesc Serés © Nikolaus Brade
“During the procés we played with fire and we got burned”

Francesc Serés

Francesc Serés connects remotely from Berlin to answer questions from Barcelona Metròpolis. The writer has been living there for a year, shortly after resigning as head...

© Dani Codina
Impact of high-skilled migration and digital nomads in Barcelona’s transformation

Major world cities are seeing a sharp rise in highly skilled migrants, in contrast to the previous low-skilled migration. Barcelona is a clear illustration of this trend: the percentage...

©Nitidus Arquitectes, SLP
Catalonia's biggest library, a new driving force of culture

A few months ago, work began on the site next to Estació de França train station where the monumental State Public Library is to be built. Covering 16,000 m2 of usable...

Digital map of the city of Barcelona
Barcelona, a digital technology hub

The charts point to Barcelona as a leading hub of the new economy, which is developed around information and communication technologies (ICT). In recent years, the city has...

Il·lustració. ©Genie Espinosa
I feel a raging love for all this crap

She pedalled just as the traffic light was turning red, he took off too soon: the upshot was a traffic accident. His handlebars on her torso, her wheel on his tibia; the girl...

Visitants del Museu Blau mirant un globus terraqüi.
The future of museums. In pursuit of (new) audiences?

Are museums in crisis? Depending on where we stand. Like the society they mirror, these marvellous artefacts of knowledge and enjoyment are constantly evolving. And while a...

“The artist must re-enchant, because we live in a disenchanted world”

Eugènia Balcells

A multifaceted artist, Eugènia Balcells (Barcelona, 1943) never stops. A pioneer of multimedia art and a member of the Catalan group of conceptual artists, driven by a boundless...

©Teo Peiró
Cultural audiences, are they passive spectators?

The crisis of cultural audiences has made audiences a highly prized asset. Managers are striving to win them over, and some audiences are even calling for their role to be...

​Històries de la Model
'Històries de la Model' [Stories of La Model Prison], voices of a century of changes

The documentary comic book by Jordi de Miguel and Susanna Martín explores the history of the Barcelona prison and the experiences of some of its inmates.

Arcadi Oliveres
A compilation of the pacifist legacy of Arcadi Oliveres

Arcadi Oliveres (1945-2021) was many things: teacher, inspirational figure, activist, writer, peace researcher, tireless lecturer, agitator of minds, etc., but, when it came to...

MACBA gets up to date

Elvira Dyangani Ose opened her first exhibition in the MACBA collection in December 2022. After chronological exhibitions and other shows with a socio-political theme, the aim...

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