Cámeres de fotografia antigues. Objectes a la venda als Encants de Barcelona. © Rafael Vargas
Capturing reality

The collective memory of this city is permeated with thousands of images that reveal the fascination that photography has historically held. But has the love been reciprocated here? In...

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 back and that the...

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 Isabel Segura – which...

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.

Vista general de la sortida de Barcelona per la Meridiana, amb el barri de Vallbona a la dreta del pont, i Ciutat Meridiana i Torre Baró a l’esquerra.
Where the city earns all its names

In Linde, a photographic project by Myriam Meloni and Arnau Bach, we see the Barcelona behind the ring roads. The Barcelona of the Rec Comtal irrigation canal and the old Ribes...

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 democracy come out...

Il·lustració © Laura Borràs Dalmau
The city after the pandemicThe new city emerging: a public health perspective

The spring of 2020 will be remembered as the spring of Covid-19, a time that has forced us to stop, to take preventive measures and to live alone in a connected world. The lockdown has...

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 Institute of Culture...

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