Posts Tagged ‘ciutat’

(Català) La programació que ve: propostes culturals d’agost i setembre al CCCB

August 1st, 2012 No Comments

“The City of Horrors” receives an award at the Museums and the Web Conference

April 12th, 2011 1 Comment

The CCCB’s online exhibition project receives an honourable mention in Best of the Web

“The City of Horrors”, the interactive web/mural in the CCCB’s exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma”, received an award in Best of the Web, organized annually in the United States as part of the international conference on museums and new technologies, “Museum and the Web”. The jury gave an honourable mention in the Exhibition category to “The City of Horrors”, as it did to the MOMA’s website, “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century”. The complementary nature of the virtual online exhibition, the effective use of multimedia formats and the level of participation of visitors are the criteria taken into account by the jury when evaluating candidates.

Website “The city of horrors”

A total of 108 projects by museums and arts centres round the world took part this year, 26 of them in the Exhibition category. The list of winning museums and centres is available for consultation on the conference website. The CCCB was also nominated in the categories of Social Media for its Kosmopolis Bookcamp wiki and Museum Professional for the CCCB Lab’s blog.

“The City of Horrors”, a project created in 2010 as part of the CCCB’s exhibition “Barcelona-Valencia-Palma”, was organized into two spaces: presential (the exhibition space) and virtual (a website). By means of virtual participation, users of the Internet could send in and vote for photographs of ugly spots in Barcelona, Valencia and Palma. The images to receive most votes on the website were chosen for the physical space, where they were projected as part of a mural that changed every day according to voting. This mural represented “The City of Horrors”, a mixed metropolis, the result of combining the least attractive places in the three Mediterranean cities.

Interactive mural showed in the exhibition

The city of horrors, exhibition space

Thanks to this initiative, an idea of the CCCB’s developed by the designer Ignasi Rifé and the firm Enfasystem, the exhibition included 477 photographs submitted by visitors. It was the visitors themselves—over 3,600 visited the website during the exhibition—who decided, with their votes (a total of 84,704), which images would be projected in the mural at the show. (Read article about the outcome of the participatory project)

The Museums and the Web Conference, which took place last week in Philadelphia, is one of the foremost international meeting places for producers and managers of cultural and museum websites. It has been held since 1997 in various cities around the United States and marks out the principal future trends in the field of museums and technology.

Past, present and future come together in the opening of the CCCB Theatre

March 10th, 2011 No Comments

March 2011 could be a moment to remember in the history of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. This month sees events that have marked the course of the CCCB in its 15 years of existence and link the past, present and future of the institution.

Firstly, the exhibition “The Trieste of Magris” has just opened. This project continues the spirit of a model of exhibitions created by the CCCB: cities seen through the work and the eyes of a writer. The Trieste of Magris is preceded by Joyce’s Dublin, Kafka’s Prague, Pessoa’s Lisbon and the Buenos Aires of Borges—literature and urban space, two key themes in the work and the programming of the CCCB.

Then, on 25 and 26 March, the Centre hosts year six of Kosmopolis, the Amplified Literature Festival, another of the cultural projects that bears the CCCB’s conceptual brand. Since 2002, Kosmopolis has become consolidated as one of the most innovative meeting points for literature and new forms of written, oral and electronic storytelling.

These two events, the exhibition and the latest Kosmopolis, have been scheduled to coincide with the third activity that makes March 2011 the month of the CCCB: the opening of the CCCB Theatre.

A new stage for culture and the arts

The CCCB Theatre is located in Plaça de Coromines, in a building on the other side of the Pati de les Dones courtyard. The Old Theatre of the Casa de la Caritat almshouse was built in 1912 by the architect Josep Goday i Casals. In 1994, the CCCB started to use it as an office space for collaborating groups before remodelling it to provide more venues for its activities.

The CCCB Theatre opens its doors on 16 March 2011, after the completion of remodelling work directed by the architecture practice Martínez Lapeña-Elías Torres.

The new facility is physically connected with the existing spaces of the CCCB by an underground passageway. The Centre thereby gains over 3,000 m2 in the form of two multipurpose halls, the Sala Teatre and the Sala Raval, and space for installations, storage and offices.

From the Old Theatre of the Casa de la Caritat almshouse (1912) to today’s CCCB THEATRE (2011)

What will happen at the CCCB Theatre?

In 2011, the CCCB opens a new venue to provide better conditions for the activities scheduled as part of the CCCB’s calendar, such as Kosmopolis, Sonar, the Flamenco Festival, Hipnotik, etc.

To welcome the new space, Wednesday 16 March sees the public inauguration of the CCCB Theatre, at 7.30 p.m. An audiovisual installation has been created for the event, starting in the foyer of the existing building and ending in the new auditorium of the CCCB Theatre. The montage is designed as a journey through the past, present and future of the CCCB, and includes the testimonies of many of the personalities to have taken part in activities at the Centre.

During the weekend of 19 and 20 March, the CCCB opens its doors so that the public can visit the new amenity and the exhibitions “Disappeared” and “The Trieste of Magris”. Welcome to the future!

CCCB banners for exhibitions about city and literature. The banners will form part of the installation being prepared for the opening of the CCCB Theatre. Photo: Oscar Monfort

(Català) Edició anglesa del catàleg “Cerdà i la Barcelona del futur”

September 28th, 2010 No Comments

(Català) Un punt berlanguià (que falta fa)

September 21st, 2010 No Comments