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Moments 2020 at the CCCB

2020 is almost over. A year in which uncertainty has ruled over everything. And, despite everything, from the CCCB we want to share with you some unforgettable moments of emotion and learning that have taken place in our spaces and on your screens in recent months. We hope you enjoy the days that remain until 2021 arrives. Next year we will be there again to live new experiences and unique proposals together.

Angela Davis

Against racism: a constant fight

A few days before the US presidential elections, Angela Davis, who is widely recognised as one of the great champions of human rights and a prominent opponent of racial discrimination, speaks with Black and Afro-descendant activists about the situation of antiracist protests in the United States and also about the kinds of exclusion that mark the present.

Of Caves and Sybils. Five insights into William Kentridge

Jordi Costa

Here are five suggested paths to exploring the brilliant universe of the South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge is known for his drawings, films and theatre productions and for the impact his work, which mirrors the political and social changes in South Africa, has had around the world.

Stefano Mancuso

Vegetal Future

On the occasion of the publication in Spanish of his book La nación de las plantas (The Nation of Plants, Galaxia Gutenberg 2020), the writer and researcher Stefano Mancuso, a pioneer in the field of plant neurobiology and one of its most influential popularisers, offers his revolutionary views on the plant world.

Alessandro Baricco and Jorge Carrión

Augmented Humanity

In the present situation of health emergency and restrictions on collective life, the Italian novelist and essayist Alessandro Baricco, and the writer Jorge Carrión will speak from their respective confinements about this unprecedented state of affairs and its meaning and consequences at the global level.

Crosroad in contemporary video games

Óliver Pérez Latorre

We explore the dilemmas currently posed by video games, a means of expression and entertainment that have come to hold a central position in our collective imagination.

Nature

Bruno Latour and Gerard Ortín Castellví

Where can we find the border separating what is natural from what is not? Does this border exist? What marks the difference between what we call natural and what we call cultural or human? Culture and nature: there is no way to escape this moral opposition, this inseparable pair which seems to distinguish between what is good and what is bad.

The I in the Internet

Jia Tolentino

The writer Jia Tolentino started surfing the Internet with Geocities, forums and GIFs. Years later, the battle between social media networks all vying for our constant attention has completely changed the scenario. In this advance excerpt from Falso espejo. Reflexiones sobre el...

Margaret Atwood and Anna Guitart

Looking at the future

Margaret Atwood talks to cultural journalist Anna Guitart. The writer, famous for works such as The Handmaid’s Tale, talks about the future of human beings on a planet under threat, while reviewing her biography and her literary career.

The Global Disco: Technology and Surveillance

Soy Cámara online

George Orwell alerted us to the dangers of totalitarian technology under the sinister slogan: "Big Brother is watching you." Orwell sets the story in 1984, a decade that made digital technology a proving ground for innovation and connected digital technology.

Freedom

Raül Garrigasait, Laura Ginès and Pepon Meneses

Can we find a balance between survival and freedom, right now when one seems to be working against the other? Is freedom more valuable than life itself, or are we willing to sacrifice it in exchange for a long, safe, and painless life? We are convinced that it is a temporary renunciation, but there are temporary renunciations that mark a whole epoch.

Joana Gomila

Marçalianes

Joana Gomila reads and sings one of the sonnets from Sal abierta, by Maria-Mercè Marçal. How difficult it is, after listening to it, to get rid of it: "Discard me! Or hug me without return or bridle".

Touch

Karen Barad and Blanca Rego

What happens when two hands touch? How close are they like? And how can proximity be measured, and even more so, in times of a pandemic and distancing? We think we touch things, that we can take other people by the hand, but physics tells us quite another story.