© Eva Parey
“Being caught by surprise is the most wonderful thing, in theatre and in life”

Emma Vilarasau

Two days after Lali Symon premiered at the Romea theatre, as part of the latest Grec Festival, Emma Vilarasau arrives in the theatre’s foyer before locking herself in...

Illustration. © Romualdo Faura

I didn’t know that sometimes we forget about forgetting, that this memory that had robbed us of so much of our sleep, this possibility that planned a parallel and secret life,...

Audience at the 2010 Sónar festival. © Vicente Zambrano
Thirty years of BAM and Sónar: two festival models, a common driving force for culture

Festivals have become the ultimate popular spectacle of our times. They have built themselves from scratch in just three decades. In Barcelona, we have gone from a tentative and...

The 3D digital space allows visitors to explore each and every one of the construction phases of the monastery grounds. © Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. 2019
The Monastery of Pedralbes, as never seen before

The exhibition Rere els murs del monestir. Set-cents anys d’una història en femení [Behind the Monastery Walls. Seven Hundred Years of a Female History] allows us to...

“To create new things you have to remove yourself from what you are doing”

Oriol Broggi

The theatre production company La Perla 29 has celebrated two decades of existence in full swing, with new challenges and great performances. In recent years, Oriol Broggi has...

Inside the Documenta bookshop on Carrer de Pau Claris in Barcelona.
A hopeful turn of events. Why are bookshops bouncing back (and not dying)?

In recent years, more bookshops have opened than have closed in Barcelona. Ona, Finestres, Byron, Fahrenheit 451, Restory, Nocturama, La Insòlita, ECC Cómics… are just some...

Illustration © Romualdo Faura
The impacts of artificial intelligenceFour pathways to an AI culture

Creative skills can currently be reproduced using deep learning and neural networks, but their true potential...

Llibre: Survey Barcelona. Una mirada fotogràfica sobre les transformacions de la ciutat, 2015-2023. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2023.
‘Survey Barcelona’, a family album of the city

Valentín Roma, Adrià Goula and Susan Sontag all concur on the fact that photography needs objectives, but it is not objective. Survey Barcelona, a family album in which...

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