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Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivising projects which explore possible cultural scenarios for the coming years. It functions as a new space for creation, production and diffusion of projects concerned with developing imaginative solutions for the cultural challenges of the twenty-first century.

Internet and Culture

Talk with the jury of the 3rd Cultural Innovation International Prize

The members of the international jury, Renata Ávila (Fundación Ciudadanía Inteligente), Marisol López (Cultura Digital, ICEC de la Generalitat de Catalunya), Nnenna Nwakanma, Laura Vidal (Global Voices) and Juan Insua (CCCB Lab), talk about their projects and the challenges and dilemmas posed by our use of Internet, as well as possible future scenarios.

Internet, internet!

The better we know the potentials and risks of the Internet and the technologies that accelerate and expand it, the better we will be able to use them to create a more critical, creative and democratic world.

The 4.0 revolution and its tunes

Ramon Sangüesa

As in the previous pointzero revolutions, the story of efficiency and economic growth coexists with the possibility of an alternative narrative that situates the community at the centre.

Making energy futures at the island edge

Laura Watts

Diary of the installation of the Newton Machine on the island of Eday (Scotland), a project that challenges the energy culture through citizen participation.

Reconstrained Design: A Manifesto

Reconstrained Design Group

A text for forcing new imaginative spaces for discourse, inoculating ideas and in short, subverting the status quo of design.

Sustainable Cultural Management

Lecture by Laura Pando

Laura Pando presents the activities of Julie's Bicycle, a non-profit institution that works with the creative industries to coordinate and promote better practices within the area of sustainability and to develop cultural leadership around climate problems. Julie's Bicycle has helped over 1,000 organisations, from the UK and from all around the world, to understand their carbon footprint and commit to reducing it, by giving practical support and clear advice, based on the best studies, resources and tools available. ...

Poetic performance with Sílvia Bel and Xavi Lloses

2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017

The prize awards ceremony for the 2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017 was preceded by this performance featuring poet Sílvia Bel, accompanied on the piano by musician Xavi Lloses. It is a poetic reflection on climate change, which is the theme of this year’s edition ...

Making the invisible visible: art and science for involving the public in climate change

Lecture by Lucy Wood

Based on her work at Cape Farewell and her projects with organisations such as Invisible Dust and Arts Development Company, Lucy Wood presents a range of recent projects or projects in preparation that give life to climate change through our relationship with food, the oceans, the way we move around the planet and the air we breathe every day. And it show us how, when analysing climate change from this proposal, we open up the door to a healthier, carbon-free future.

Assuming climate change as a fascinating challenge

Lecture by Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Instead of seeing climate change as a struggle, a test or a burden that we have to drag along and cope with, what would happen if we decided to be enthusiastic with the possibilities the future offers us? A way of doing this is to find something in the natural world, focus on it and occupy ourselves with it with more intensity rather than worrying about the struggle or the challenge.

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Climate, culture, change

Laura de Bonis

The fight against climate change is almost certainly the most significant global challenge for the 21st century. What role should the culture play?

Audiences in Action

Irene Lapuente

To coincide with its 20th anniversary, the CCCB organised the Cultural Innovation International Prize, which focused on the theme of audiences in its first edition. After analysing over one hundred submissions, the organisers detected some common concerns, namely: permeability, communication, ...

Cultural Innovation Prize. Citizen innovation and cultural mediation

Dialogue with Marcos García

On 10th  June a series of talks with members of this year’s jury of this first edition of theCultural Innovation International Prize, were held at CCCB. They talked about their projects and management experiences and discussed some of the key aspects involved in the activation ...

Cultural Innovation Prize. The participatory museum

Dialogue with Nina Simon

On 10th June a series of talks with members of this year’s jury of this first edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize, were held at CCCB. They talked about their projects and management experiences and discussed some of the key aspects involved in the activation ...

New Publics

Soy Cámara online

string(15) "position- 0-300" The concept of ‘public’ has evolved over time and is now the philosophers’ stone of cultural and media production. In this new context of abundance, in which prosumers have replaced passive viewers in the museum halls, cinemas and homes, and in which everyone carries around a tiny ...

Mark Miller and Fito Conesa

Cultural Institutions for All Ages

Mark Miller –Convenor of Young People's Programmes at Tate Londonand UK National Lead for its Circuit programme– and Fito Conesa –Head of the MACBA and the CCCB's space for young people Habitació 1418 until 2017–  talked about their experience as activators of young audiences.

The evolution of the concept of audience V

Interview with the jury of the Cultural Innovation International Prize

The award ceremony for the 2014-2015 Cultural Innovation International Prize was held on June 10 this year. It was the first edition of this biennial competition organised by the CCCB in order to stimulate innovation in the field of culture, and to recognise the importance ...

The Evolution of the Concept of Audience IV

Interviews

In the framework of the Cultural Innovation International Prize and continuing the reflection about Audience/s we present a new installment of interviews with various personalities of culture. In this second installment, José Luis de Vicente, Ingrid Guardiola, Àlex Hinojo, Karma ...

The Evolution of the Concept of Audience III

Interviews

In the framework of the Cultural Innovation International Prize and continuing the reflection about Audience/s we present a new installment of interviews with various personalities of culture. In this second installment, José Luis de Vicente, Ingrid Guardiola, Àlex Hinojo, Karma ...

The Evolution of the Concept of Audience II

Interviews

On 2 October last year we launched the call for entries for the first Cultural Innovation International Prize, a biennial competition created to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the CCCB. Its aim is to stimulate innovation in culture and to recognise the importance of research as an essential ...

The Evolution of the Concept of Audience I

Interviews

On 2 October last year we launched the call for entries for the first Cultural Innovation International Prize, a biennial competition created to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the CCCB. Its aim is to stimulate innovation in culture and to recognise the importance of research as an essential ...

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Rewarding Cultural Innovation

CCCB Lab

The call for entries is now online for the inaugural Cultural Innovation International Prize, one of the twenty actions that the CCCB is putting into practice to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. The aim of this biennial Prize is to stimulate projects [...]

A new prize to mark our 20th anniversary

CCCB Lab

These are some of the questions cultural institutions have to address today. At a time when venues and publics are changing fast, knowing how to respond is one of the challenges facing cultural spaces. This is why the CCCB has created the International Prize for Cultural Innovation, a project ...

How do we want Internet to be?

The Cultural Innovation International Prize 2019

Based on man-on-the-street interviews with people explaining what the Internet was like in 1998, in 2019 we’re asking ourselves what kind of network we want today. If you have a proposal to make the Internet more open, transparent and accessible, and less controlled by large corporations, ...

10 Finalists of the Cultural Innovation International Prize 2017

How can we fight climate change through culture? That is the question raised in the second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize, which aims at stimulating initiatives that offer imaginative solutions to one of the most decisive problems of the 21st century. The 10 projects ...

Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-17

Climate Change

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivising projects which explore possible cultural scenarios for the coming years.