Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona

House Description 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!

2-23.10.2017

Revolution or resistance?

A CCCB Time to Talk debate series

What does it mean nowadays? 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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06.02-13.03.2017

The Barcelona debate: old Europe, new utopias

A CCCB affiliate series of talks

Towards a new Europe 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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10.10.2016

Democracy and nationalism

A CCCB affiliate discussion

The origins of the modern world? 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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27.05.2015

Democracy and religious diversity

A CCCB affiliate debate

The end of the secular state? 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. Watch the video highlights!

16.03.2015

Citizenship. A lecture by Seyla Benhabib

A CCCB affiliate debate

The state of identity in Europe 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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