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 (Barcelona, 1986), new...

Vista parcial del litoral de Barcelona. © Vicente Zambrano González
Barcelona Green Deal: Roadmap for the city’s economic recovery

Barcelona is a global city immersed in urban transformation processes linked to economic competitiveness, social equality, environmental sustainability and public health, factors already...

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 curfews, we have...

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 Chinese documents, or so...

Il·lustració © Nicolás Aznárez
Towards a new food modelTowards food sovereignty

As Vandana Shiva asserts, the health of the planet and ours are inextricably linked. If we hurt the planet, we are hurting ourselves. The agri-food system has developed food production...

Una dona camina per un carrer al voltant de la plaça de la Vila de Gràcia i passa per davant de l'aparador d'una botiga on venen mascaretes d'ús no sanitari. © Laura Guerrero
The economy on lockdown

The impact of COVID-19 goes far beyond the realm of healthcare. The restrictions brought about by the pandemic have affected many businesses. The economy is likely to recover, but the...

Llibre: La casa de foc. Francesc Serés. Edicions Proa, 592 pàgines — Barcelona, 2020
The terrestrial substrate of Francesc Serés

In La casa de foc [The House of Fire], Francesc Serés immerses us in the landscape of La Garrotxa, an antediluvian and terrestrial setting that plays host to characters who see...

Llibre: El manifest de les cures. La política de la interdependència. The Care Collective. Tigre de Paper, 144 pàgines — Barcelona, 2021
Care or barbarism, life beyond the self

I recently read in Forbes magazine that there are more billionaires this year than ever. A few days later, as an antidote – which is what books are for – I read in The Care...

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