Retrat de Belén Funes © Curro Palacios Taberner
“I wanted to show the Barcelona of those who have a harder time of it”

Belén Funes

Belén Funes is a film director. Her first film, La hija de un ladrón (A Thief’s Daughter), has garnered, among other accolades, the Goya Award for Best New...

Diverses famílies participen en un taller de dibuix. © Marc Gómez
Experiencing culture

Participar en la vida cultural va més Engaging in cultural life goes beyond attending any of the paying or free activities that the city offers. The Barcelona...

Retrat d'Alessandro Baricco © MTSlanzi
Alessandro Baricco: The virus and ‘The Game’

The first international conversation about the coronavirus is being held virtually, as it couldn’t be done otherwise. Alessandro Baricco explains that the dynamism of...

A dalt, interior de la Biblioteca Agustí Centelles i un artista pinta un grafitti en una paret. A sota, grup de persones passejant en bicicleta davant del mural sobre la SIDA de Keith Haring a l'exterior del MACBA i una dona mirant una exposició.
Isn’t culture for me? Diversity and inequalities in cultural participation

The two key words in the first survey on cultural participation and needs in Barcelona are diversity and inequality. The survey reveals that the desire to take part...

Il·lustració © Laura Borràs Dalmau
The right distance

I didn’t mind getting up early to wait for her on the corner with Vinyals and escort her to the underground. It was five, ten minutes, held back at every traffic...

Mans agafades d'una parella de gent gran.  © Laura Guerrero
A normal life

We recently lost a way of life. It was buried under a mountain of letters and tears. We reminisce about it today in our conversations, it sneaks into the news...

Persones caminant entre les parades de llibres el dia de Sant Jordi del 2018. © Vicente Zambrano
Sant Jordi versus coronavirus. Rescue bookshops and save books

23 April 2020. Like every year, Sant Jordi [St. George] has to slay the dragon, but this year the story has taken a different path and the enemy has mutated into a...

Llibre: Barcelona: títol provisional. Un viatge literari per la ciutat, Andreu Gomila i Diego Piccininno
Authors who make the city pulsate

Barcelona: títol provisional [Barcelona: Working Title] is a journey through contemporary Barcelona by means of its writers. Andreu Gomila and Diego...

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