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Marina Garcés

Philosopher and writer

Philosopher, activist, and teacher. Her work focuses on politics and critical thinking, and on the need to articulate a philosophical voice that pursues commitment, action and emancipation founded on an awareness of our interdependence in a shared world. She is the author of several essay collections, including Filosofía inacabada (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2015), Nova il·lustració radical (Anagrama, 2017), Ciutat Princesa (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2018) and Malas compañías (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2022). Additionally, the Aula Oberta project, which she directed at the Institut d’Humanitats de Barcelona, resulted in the publication of Humanitats en acció (Raig Verd, 2019). More recently, her reflections have focused on the field of education and pedagogy. In that regard she has published Escola d'aprenents (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2020) and Pedagogies i emancipació (Arcàdia, 2020).

She is currently the director and member of the faculty of the Master’s degree in Philosophy for Contemporary Challenges at the Open University of Catalonia, and she organises the Teatre Lliure’s School of Thought together with Albert Lladó. She also coordinates the section “L’angle cec” for the television programme Planta baixa on TV3. She has been a member of the academic development team for the Independent Studies Programme (PEI) at the MACBA and she was the driving force behind the project “Espai en blanc”, a collective effort to forge a committed, practical, and experimental relationship with philosophical thought.

Update: 22 April 2022


Joan Yago

Enlightened seminars with Marina Garcés



Has participated in

Seminar with Helga Nowotny

The unimagined futures of AI

The Infinite Talk

Experiments with the CCCB Archive

Miquel Missé, Clara Aguilar, Marina Garcés and Pol Guasch

Plotting friendship

Power on Stage

Visual Motifs in the Public Sphere

A morning with Marina Garcés

The time of promises

Learning to Learn

Enlightened seminars with Marina Garcés

La Calórica

Trees, Vodka, and Flying Machines

Marina Garcés and Guillem Sala in Conversation

Why do we learn?

Trees, Vodka, and Flying Machines

A dramatic essay on the future by La Calòrica

To Be or Not to Be: Dialogues between Science and Philosophy

Dialogue between Antoni Hernández, Albert Solé and Susanna Tesconi, conducted by Marina Garcés

Kosmopolis 2019

10th Amplified Literature Fest

Dialogue between Gayatri Spivak and Marina Garcés

Education of the Future

Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative

Ethics and Politics of Non-violence

Lecture by Judith Butler

Readers of Judith Butler

with Marta Segarra, Lorena Fuster, Meri Torras, Begonya Saez, Marina Garcés and Joana Masó

Knowing, Doing, Understanding #1

Open seminar directed by Marina Garcés

Unfinishing the World

Lecture by Marina Garcés

Lecture by Marina Garcés

Lecture by Michael J. Sandel. "This Is Not on Sale!"

The Moral Limits of the Market

The sense of culture

La Maleta de Portbou

Magazine presentation


Lecture by Marina Garcés

The cultural counter-reform


Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City