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Mental Health

A playlist on the importance of making mental illness visible and destigmatizing people who suffer from it.

Maria Manonelles, Montse Batalla and Laura Fernández


Two comic book artists who take mental illness (in the first person) as the theme of two new works: Maria Manonelles, with her comic Dormo molt (2018), and Montse Batalla, with Manicomio (2019). They talk with journalist and writer Laura Fernández.Mental ...

Benjamín Labatut and Eloy Fernández Porta

Outside reason

How can we talk about mental health in the context of today's society? How can we find the meaning again after crossing the limit? Writers Benjamín Labatut and Eloy Fernández Porta talk, in a conversation moderated by journalist and writer Anna Pacheco, about madness, malaise and mental health due to the publication of their books La piedra de la locura and Los brotes negros.

Joana Masó: Who was Francesc Tosquelles?

Joana Masó,  literary critic and co-curator of the «Francesc Tosquelles» exhibition, explains who was Tosquelles, a psychiatrist who revolutionized the medical practices of his time and passed on an innovative and surprising cultural legacy that is unknown to most. 

A Tosquelles Glossary

Carles Guerra | Joana Masó | Oriol Malet

This “Inside the exhibition” section invites you to discover the fascinating personality of Francesc Tosquelles and his transformative practice through ten key concepts.

Sad and Blue

Soy cámara online

In times of feminist protests, the image of the fragile, toxic woman so typical of the nineteenth century with its femmes fatales is still with us. Taking as our starting point Billie Eilish and her exhibition of alienated, depressed gestures, we trace the story of this strange association ...

Kike García and Laura Tabarés

What’s so funny? Memes and weird Internet

The new comedy is designed not just to make people laugh, but to disconcert and cause discomfort. Generation Z, with its mobiles and TikToks, uses a form of humour that is often incomprehensible to older people. What are young people laughing at? When did millennial humour get so absurd? Kike ...


Anna Pacheco, Efraín Foglia, Felipe G. Gil, Irene Solà, Jorge Carrión, Libby Heaney, Liliana Arroyo, Maria Callís Cabrera, Taller Estampa

We asked different authors to take a free, textual, no-links approach to the idea of disconnection and technology addiction.

Elena Galea

Pathologies of Ageing: Alzheimer's disease

Will science be able to cure Alzheimer’s, the most frequent neurodegenerative disease? In this lecture, Elena Galea, ICREA research professor at the Institut de Neurociències at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (INc), talks about the molecular causes of Alzheimer’s will be discussed, together with the research programmes and clinical trials being carried out on a worldwide scale, with particular attention to work in Barcelona on projects aiming to find a cure for the disease.

Miquel Vila

Pathologies of Ageing: Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease as yet but can it be avoided by slowing down ageing? Lecture by Miquel Vila, ICREA research professor at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute ...