Teatre Grec © Edu Bayer / Ajuntament de Barcelona
Defending culture

What future awaits culture in the wake of Covid-19? In the debate featured in this issue, the opinions concur in retaining that the problems facing culture go way...

Barcelona, Fotògrafes/Fotógrafas, d`Isabel Segura.
Barcelona in the eyes of women photographers

For a long time, Spanish photographers saw their creative aspirations determined by the role society assigned to them. The book Barcelona, fotógrafas, by...

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Couplets on the night bus

When her friends started getting into the habit of splitting taxis to get home, for the first time she thought that she’d have to give up the night bus.

Il·lustració © Raquel Marín
Open city. The challenges of the futureThinking the cities of tomorrow

Times of crisis are also times of danger for democracy. Fear of the future can fuel the temptation to embrace an authoritarian response. What do we need to do to make...

Retrat de Laura Huerga al seu despatx. © Clara Soler Chopo
“Us independent publishers bring diversity”

Laura Huerga

The publisher Laura Huerga (Barcelona, 1978) is an unusual case on the Catalan literary scene. With professional beginnings far removed from the cultural world, it...

Retrat de Carme Portaceli. © Clara Soler Chopo
“It is through the heart that the viewer’s mind is turned upside down”

Carme Portaceli

Carme Portaceli is to be the forthcoming director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya [TNC, the National Theatre of Catalonia], making her the first woman to run the...

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...

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...

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