18 September is #ASKACURATOR Day: You ask, the museums answer

September 12th, 2013 No Comments

The CCCB is getting involved in this international initiative together with other cultural institutions with a presence on Twitter

What does curating an exhibition involve? How is the Centre’s activities programme prepared? If you have a question for a department head, director, exhibition curator or any other CCCB staff member, then 18 September is the ideal day for asking it.

We’ve joined the initiative “Ask a Curator Day”: a worldwide event held on Twitter that encourages the public to put questions to the professional experts of cultural institutions worldwide.

Over 400 museums, galleries and centres from over 30 countries will be taking part in this event managed by @MarDixon; including, in Catalonia: the MNAC (@MNAC_museu), the Picasso Museum (@museupicasso), the Natural History Museum (@museuciencies), the Egyptian Museum (@Museu_Egipci), the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Lleida (@MuseuMorera), the Rural Life Museum in Espluga de Francolí (@MuseuVidaRural), the general information service @CatalanMuseums and ourselves (@cececebe).

If you want to join in, you can ask a general question with the hashtag #AskaCurator or alternatively satisfy your curiosity by directly addressing one of the participating centres: just use the Twitter username of the corresponding institution (@nameofcentre). Don’t forget to include #AskaCurator in your Tweet so that it forms part of the worldwide conversation.

Queries about exhibitions, audiences, history, challenges for the future, etc. The @cececebe will be on Twitter as every other day, but this time in a special way. On 18 September, we will be on call to answer all your questions on programming and other aspects of our activities that interest you. Depending on the subject, we will be putting your questions to the relevant department head, director, curator or staff member. See you on #Askacurator day!

Guide to following Kosmopolis live on Internet

March 11th, 2013 1 Comment

Because Kosmopolis is amplified literature and because we want the festival to reach you wherever you are, we’re streaming some of the talks and activities. We’ve also programmed online coverage of the festival on Twitter so you at home can follow us and take an active part in the conversation # Kosmopolis.

And, if you can’t follow Kosmopolis live, after the festival we’ll be publishing videos of the principal talks and interviews with participants on the festival’s website. A team of K chroniclers will be covering the activities theme by theme to convey the atmosphere and give us summaries of the highlights.

Live programming on the Kosmopolis web

You can follow Kosmopolis live here or amplify Kosmopolis embedding the streaming code in your blog or web.

THURSDAY 14 MARCH

7 p.m. – Opening of Kosmopolis with Jaume Cabré

8.30 p.m. – Bolaño on stage: dramatized reading and debate with Àlex Rigola, Pablo Ley

FRIDAY 15 MARCH

6 p.m. – Martian time slip: talk with Fernando Abilleira, Jacinto Antón, Lara Saiz

7 p.m – Roberto Bolaño: gestation of a myth – debate with Jaume Vallcorba, Jorge Herrralde, Pere Gimferrer, A.G. Porta and Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas

8 p.m. – Pages written on Jacob’s ladder: poetry reading in tribute to Roberto Bolaño with Olvido García Valdés, Chefa Alonso

8.30 p.m. – Talk by Dave McKean: the blue tree

#KOSMOPOLIS on Twitter

Once again, at @KosmopolisCCCB we explain the festival’s functioning, give information about times, and publicise the highlights and the public’s comments.

To follow us and take part in the Kosmopolis conversation with comments and questions for speakers, use these hashtags:

#K13 and #Kosmopolis – General information about all the activities at the festival

#BCK13 – Tweets about Kosmopolis BookCamp

#LiterDig – Tweets about the meeting of digital magazines being organized by Revista de Letras

The @cececebe and @CCCBlab accounts will provide further practical information about the festival.

Kosmopolis Web: news, videos and chronicles of the festival

We’ll be updating the festival website daily with the latest photos and news. This year, bloggers and experts in the various themes will be collaborating with Kosmopolis to cover activities. And, when Kosmopolis ends, we’ll give you the festival chronicles, with videos of interviews and talks.

The K13 chroniclers are:

Albert Forns, journalist and writer, covers Kosmopolis BookCamp.

Marta Palomo and Jesús Méndez, a biologist and a Medicine graduate, and authors on the popular science blog DixitCiencia, will be following all activities related to science and literature.

Breixo Harguindey, collection director at Rinoceronte Editora and comic expert, will be following the trail of Dave McKean and Paul Gravett.

The CCCB’s team will be following the rest of activities: Lucía Calvo chronicles the activities in tribute to Roberto Bolaño, and Alba Conesa, Clara Bofill, Maria Farràs and Eva Rexach will be managing the CCCB’s various Twitter accounts during the festival.

@CCCBmusica: The CCCB’s new voice on Twitter

February 13th, 2013 No Comments

Coinciding with the inauguration of the programme of concerts and musical activities for 2013 this coming Saturday, 16 February, with the Emergència! Festival, the CCCB is opening the Twitter account @CCCBmusica.

@CCCBmusica will report regularly on all the latest news related with the CCCB’s musical programme, with the aim of becoming a source for the dissemination of concerts, groups and festivals linked to the Centre. Managed by the CCCB’s cultural activities department team, with the collaboration of other cultural managers as Ingrid Guardiola, the new profile will pay special attention to the activities programmed for 2013: the Emergència! festival, the BCNmp7 concert season and festivals such as Hipnotik.

The profile @CCCBmusica will join other thematic profiles that the CCCB uses on Twitter to offer specialised contents and interact with specific online communities. The other existing profiles are @CCCBLab (on research and innovation in culture) @CCCBEducació (on the CCCB’s educational project), @Kosmopolis_CCCB (on literature), @PublicSpaceCCCB (on urban planning and public space) and @CCCBpremsa (aimed at journalists). All these accounts are managed by members of the CCCB team linked to the Centre’s activity.

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The faces of the crisis

June 25th, 2012 No Comments

The Faces of the Crisis is the title of the final project that Susanne Weng has prepared for the Master Design and Creation of Spaces. The project aims to activate the participation of the audience in order to create an exhibition on the concept of “crisis”. The wall of the Pati de les Dones at CCCB will be the space where the exhibition will be presented from the 25th to the 29th of June.  This Facebook event shows you how to take part in the project.

In this article, Susanne Weng explains the main ideas and the development of the initiative..

Everyone is talking about the crisis, but what does that actually mean for every one of us?

The world is becoming increasingly complex. Through the globalization everything is closely connected

and linked in mutual dependence. The negative consequences of this network are clearly reflected in the current financial and economic crisis. First it became visible in 2008, an ending of this crisis is still not foreseeable.

In addition there are ongoing hunger crises, political crises, wars and environmental disasters. In our daily life, we are affected by personal crises like unemployment, illness or the loss of a beloved person.

Therefore, “the” crisis does not exist. Which crisis we feel, and if we are affected by a crisis at all, depends on our situation. It depends on the environment we live in, on our prosperity and at the same time on how we deal with our own feelings and fears.

I think that the complexity of the world and the resulting uncertainties of the courses and contexts can produce a feeling of helplessness and powerlessness. Can I, as a small individual have influence  over what is going on in the world?

On the other hand we live quite naturally in this networked world.

With the social media like facebook, twitter and blogs we are connected through a few clicks. We trust in it, finding friends, illustrating our lives, sharing and giving opinions. This tight network has a huge potential!

Within a very short time, we can find like-minded people, spread ideas and organize meetings.

And the more people raise their voice at the same time, the louder and unmistakable it becomes.

Social media can work as an amplifier.

I want to use the social network Facebook to invite as many people as possible, to create together with them an “exhibition” about their perception of “crisis”.

The place of exhibition will be the marble wall in the courtyard of the CCCB, the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona. I will create a framework for all the different posts, and as a “tool” I will provide tape that can be used in every way that’s possible. To pin pictures or drawings on the wall, to use it as a base to write on or even as a tool to form words or images. The exhibition shall at the same time give room to profound thoughts, just as spontaneous snapshots, feelings or moods that occur spontaneously.

The common question is: What means crisis to you, where do you see a/your crisis?

My intention is, that we create together a more complex and multilayered picture of “crisis”, to give a platform to all the different situations, thoughts and feelings of each of us. The exhibition can work as organ and a platform for discussions.

From the 25th until the 29th of June everyone is invited to take part in the exhibition to create a more complex and multilayered picture of “crisis”!

On-site ADHESIVE TAPE will serve you to pin, as base for writing, or just as a writing medium itself.

All contributions that will be posted until the 28th of June on the pin board of the facebook event will also be exposed.

Facebook of the project

Susanne Weng

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