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 (...

Exposició Urban Nature al CCCB
The cities within the city

The Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, from its outset, has thought and rethought the city from all kinds of perspectives. In 2021, the CCCB wished to go...

Una de les sales de l'exposició En temps real. La Col·lecció Rafael Tous d’art conceptual al MACBA.
In real time

Catalan museum heritage has largely been built thanks to private collectors. This is the case of the collection belonging to the textile businessman Rafael Tous, the...

Espectacle de dansa i acrobàcies agafades pel cabell de Laura & Francesca al Castell de Montjuïc, dins del MAC Festival de la Mercè 2020. © Manel Sala
Culture is (not) safe

During the long months of the pandemic we’ve had enough of claiming and asserting that culture is safe. We have reduced venue capacity, we have adapted schedules to...

Fantasy stories for a post-pandemic future

Over a short time, we have been caught in the throes of a dystopia almost without realising it: a global pandemic, lockdowns at home, devastating fires, drone strikes...

Llibre: Tothom a taula! Retrats de l’ecosistema alimentari sostenible d’una Barcelona en transformació. Lucía Herrero (fotografia) i Jordi Bes Lozano (text) — Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020.
Ensuring that everyone eats with dignity

As a rule, the word sustainability in relation to food is understood to be linked to the concepts of local, seasonal, organic, fresh produce and even...

Il·lustració © Nicolás Aznárez
The porcelain teapot

It all happened the week of the Mobile World Congress. Nora was cleaning room 606 when she saw the porcelain teapot on the desk, like a paperweight on a bunch of...

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...

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