«Museums are too concerned with being politically correct»

January 21st, 2010 Comments Closed

Orhan Pamuk opens the cycle of debates «Thinking the Future» with a talk on the pleasure of reading and looking at art

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«Just as museums conserve objects, novels preserve the pleasures, smells and colours of language.» These words were spoken by Orhan Pamuk during the opening talk of the cycle “Thinking the Future”, held at the CCCB. The Nobel laureate spoke to a packed auditorium about the links between the art of telling stories and the art of collecting objects for exhibition in a museum. For Pamuk, novelistic and expository accounts go hand in hand, and share a single end: to stimulate the imagination and sentiments of receptors, be they readers of novels or visitors to a museum.


Copenhaguen: are there reasons for optimism?

December 13th, 2009 Comments Closed

Experts in environmental issues give their opinion on the upcoming climate conference.

Dec 7th through 18th the United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Copenhaguen, a new attempt by developed countries to reach an agreement on the ways and means to curve down the current ecological crisis. For the first time, the USA will be attending this conference, along with representatives from 192 countries.

The last edition of NOW. Meetings in the Present Continuous welcomed relevant specialists on environmental issues, activists and politicians that have long been warning governments on the devastating consequences of poorly planned energy policies. We have asked them what are their perspectives for the upcoming conference and if there are still reasons for optimism.


(Català) Viatge a l'ànima de l’exposició

November 27th, 2009 Comments Closed


(Català) Un altra vida és possible… en alta mar

November 27th, 2009 1 Comment


What did the Fall of the Berlin Wall represent?

October 29th, 2009 Comments Closed

Contemporary thinkers give their views on walls old and new

The debate “1989. Europe, 20 Years after the Fall of the Wall” brings together at the CCCB writers, philosophers and journalists, people who have some kind of link with that historical event that transformed Europe. We ask them how the world changed after the night of 9 November 1989, and if dreams of a freer, less divided continent really came true. Twenty years on, we also want to know which other borders or dividing lines, visible or invisible, affect humankind with the same force as the Berlin Wall.