Thursday 11 June, 19:00 h

The New Barcelonians

Migration, Work and Family in the City

What are the lives of immigrant women in Barcelona like? How have they established themselves and made a new home in this city? The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), based in Barcelona, has carried out research with immigrant women from diverse social and cultural origins to see how they have constructed personal and professional lives in our city, placing special emphasis on those aspects that affect women. The result is an impassioned panorama of the trajectories of women from all over the world, who have made Barcelona their home and that we now present for the first time to the public at the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona.


19:00 Introduction by Parvati Nair, Director of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), Barcelona 

19:15 'Women's mobile lives: walking, sensing and belonging in urban spaces'. Opening address by Maggie O’Neill, Professor at the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham

19:40 Audiovisual presentation of “Women of the World. Home and Work in Barcelona”

19:45 Discussion moderated by journalist Luis Benvenuty with the participants in the research project: Deepti Golani (India), Bombo Ndir (Senegal), and Joice Ortuño (Venezuela)