Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona

Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
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The Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona draws attention to issues affecting contemporary societies, with a special focus on cities and public spaces. Carrying out research, hosting dance, music, film and literature festivals, the CCCB is keen to establish itself as a major space for European cultural dialogue. Read more!
Europe: from hope to disaffection. A Mediterranean view
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In a day of seminars, the CCCB & the British Academy look at the shift in perceptions of the EU from the perspective of Southern Europe, tracing how the European project has gone from being greeted as a positive development to having increasingly negative associations.
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In the margins of Europe: Russia
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CCCB and CIDOB take a look at Europe from its fringes. Starting with two discussions on Russia, this series encourages reflection on the European project, adopting the perspectives of its geographic and symbolic peripheries.
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Revolution or resistance?
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CCCB invites speakers to contemplate the concept of revolution from a contemporary European perspective. Is revolution still an engine of liberation for societies in the Western world or are we now at the stage where resistance can be seen as the better strategy, if we are to defend the social advances of the last century?
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The Barcelona debate: old Europe, new utopias
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With a succession of crises and an ageing population, Europe can feel like it has seen better days. With this series CCCB looks for Europe's new utopias, asking what we can learn from our past achievements and how we can establish new ones moving forwards.
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Democracy and nationalism
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The CCCB welcomes Liah Greenfeld to Barcelona for a discussion about the relationship between the consolidation of nations, the governance of peoples and the good functioning of democracy. What influence has nationalism had on the development of modern states and does it still have a role to play in a globalised world?
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Reading Orwell today: on freedom & the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear
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Books such as Animal Farm and 1984 are known worldwide, but what is George Orwell's relevance today, how prescient were his predictions, how do his writings inform us about our own situations and what impact has his work had posthumously?
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Democracy and religious diversity
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The CCCB hosts Professor Charles Taylor on the occasion of A Secular Age's translation into Spanish. A discussion about the diversification of spiritual inclinations in the Western world, how Western states are approaching this new pluralism and the pros and contras of their various approaches.
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Citizenship. A lecture by Seyla Benhabib
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The CCCB hosts Professor Seyla Benhabib as she looks at current conceptions of citizenship within Europe and their relationship to our systems of social and political rights and the phenomena of the decreasing power of the nation state and mass migration.
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