Il·lustració. © Margarita Castaño
The Miracle

It was Cosme who told me the flat was a miracle. And that the price was unbelievable, just like the views, because it had a terrace where you could see both the sea...

© Ajuntament de Barcelona / Paola de Grenet
Cultural poverty

There is a major challenge that is at risk of being overshadowed by climate change or gender equality: that of poverty and hunger. We shall discuss green culture or...

Retrat de Teresa Cabré. © Álex Losada
“Languages that are in a bell jar do not evolve”

Teresa Cabré

The linguist and philologist Maria Teresa Cabré i Castellví (L’Argentera, 1947) was elected president of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans [IEC, Institute for Catalan...

Núria Guiu durant un moment de l’actuació a l’espectacle Likes al Teatre Lliure. © Ajuntament de Barcelona / Laura Guerrero
The art of dissent: the price of freedom

Today we wonder whether dissent can still be exercised in a culture subsidised and domesticated by the official discourse of institutions. Is it feasible today to...

Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona © Eva Parey
A new boost for contemporary art

The circuit of public amenities dedicated to promoting the visual arts in Barcelona has widened and has been given renewed impetus with generational changes in their...

Els salaris de la ira.Miquel Puig Raposo (La Campana, 2021)
A former liberal puts the left under the magnifying glass

In his book Els salaris de la ira [Wages of Wrath], Miquel Puig opens the debate on workers’ wages, stagnant for decades. According to his theory, the...

 Antonio Machado a Barcelona (1938-39)
Antonio Machado in Barcelona

Barcelona meant a lot to Antonio Machado, who arrived in the city in April 1938 with some family members. Testimony to those days lie in his numerous contentious...

Retrat de Cesc Gelabert. © Álex Losada
“Dancing is inhabiting the body with emotion and the mind”

Cesc Gelabert

At 68, Cesc Gelabert still dances and boasts the same impeccable figure he had when he began to move on the Barcelona scene in the 1970s. He would have liked to be...

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