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9/11: The World ten Years on


The 9/11 attacks tragically marked the beginning of the 21st century. Nonetheless, ten years on from this historic moment, it is still difficult to weigh up the consequences, not least because the recent mass-based revolts in the Arab countries have shown a clear distance from the fundamentalist stance that was so widespread in the Middle East after the attacks, and are opening up a new political and social era in the region. Meanwhile, the United States is in the grip of an unprecedented economic crisis that has made patent the precarious conditions in which millions of people are living and has overshadowed post-9/11 military strategies. What, then, is the legacy of the attacks? What perspective do these ten years give us for understanding how 9/11 has changed the world?

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this cycle of lectures accompanies the exhibition “FRAGMENTED MEMORY: 9/11-NY Artefacts in Hangar 17” in which the artist Francesc Torres shows his photographic work in the hangar storing the remains of the Twin Towers. The debates are part of the Anella Cultural, the project that interconnects with broad band different cultural centres of Catalonia.


Monday 19 September, 7.30 p.m.

“9/11: Artefacts of Memory”

Francesc Torres, artist, author of the installation “FRAGMENTED MEMORY: 9/11-NY Artefacts in Hangar 17”, shown at the CCCB
Clifford Chanin, Director of Education and programming adviser of the National September 11 Memorial Museum

Presenter: Montse Armengou, journalist and director of historical documentaries


Tuesday 27 September, 7.30 p.m.

Book launch «Diari de guerra. Nova York, tardor 2001» (War Journal. New York, Fall 2001) by Fèlix Fanés (L’Avenç, 2011)

Fèlix Fanés, Professor of Art History at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Mary Ann Newman, essayist and translator
Rafael Argullol, Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University Pompeu Fabra

Free entrance

Wednesday 26 October, 7.30 p.m. 

“Memories and Hopes (and Losses)” 

Pankaj Mishra, novelist, essayist and columnist at The Guardian. His forthcoming book is The Revenge of the East: Asia and the Remaking of the Modern World (2012).

Wednesday 2 November, 7.30 p.m. 

“American Life: Ten Years on from 9/11” 

Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist and essayist, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America (2001), which was published in Spanish as Por cuatro duros (RBA, 2003), and the recent Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (US edition, 2009), published in Spanish as Sonríe o muere. La trampa del pensamiento positivo (Turner, 2011).

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