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Best of 2019 at the CCCB

Here are some of the best moments of 2019 at the CCCB: conferences, chats, interviews, readings, music and poetry to ring in 2020! Happy holidays, good health and culture!

 

Jeanette Winterson

Conversation with Bel Olid

On the occasion of the publication of her new book Frankissstein, the English writer Jeanette Winterson, who is considered to be one of the most original voices in the Anglo-Saxon literary scene, talks about who we are and how we love each other, but also about where we’re going. Without feminism there can be no democracy.

Susan Stryker

The Transgender Lens

Susan Stryker, activist and historian of the struggles for the rights of the LGBTI collective, explores the concept of “transgender”, not as an identity but, rather, to understand it as a lens that reveals self and world in new ways. 

Julieta Venegas

Recitals and live songs

The Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, who has sold over twelve million records worldwide, but there’s nothing she likes better than holing up with a book under an angle poise in her bedroom. Her photographer parents didn’t let her turn on the television and signed her up at an early age for painting and ballet classes, and she learned classical piano, cello and musical theory, though she soon started listening to Suzanne Vega and David Bowie.

Mona Eltahawy and Najat El Hachmi

Genuine Freedom

The daughters of Muslim families in Europe must face different challenges to defend their individual freedoms and their emancipation as women. On the one hand, the patriarchal traditions that come from their country of origin, intimately linked with religion.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

The Upright Revolution

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of the most renowned references of contemporary African literature and postcolonial thought, speak with his publisher Laura Huerga on the occasion of the launch in Catalan (La revolució vertical, Raig Verd, 2019) of his most recent book, The Upright Revolutio...

Peter Sloterdijk

The Philosopher's Gaze

Peter Sloterdijk is considered to be one of the world’s most influential philosophers, he has published numerous books on the crisis of philosophy in the West and the need for a new system of thought, always taking the stance of a continual criticism of humanism. Almost four decades after the appearance Critique of Cynical Reason (1983) ...

A Quantum World

Soy Cámara online

This episode of Soy Cámaratakes a look at quantum physics and reflects on its importance in our everyday lives. At the same time, it explores the possibilities and doubts offered by quantum computation.

Lisa Randall

How Physics Scales the Universe

Quantum theories help us to understand a reality that is hidden from our senses, but which affects our daily lives more than we can imagine. Lisa Randall is one of the most important female scientists of our time, author of seminal works that have contributed to our understanding of the universe (or universes) that we live in, such as Warped Passages (2011), Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2013) and Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs (2016).

María José Llergo

Volver

We’re celebrating the end of K19 with a concert by María José Llergo, one of the most prominent voices in contemporary flamenco and a singer with a particular affinity for lyrics that shine a light on social struggles. Llergo sings about love, sadness and incomprehension with a beautiful voice and an honesty that are reminiscent of generations of singers gone by.

Enric Casasses

They’re Knocking at the Window

Enric Casasses ponders the possibilities held out by poetry for looking at reality in a particular way. Casasses, poet, rhapsode, playwright, and translator, has cultivated the word in every possible domain.