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Judit Carrera

CCCB Director

Judit Carrera (Barcelona, 1974) has led four major projects as head of Debate and Education at the CCCB. Working with an extensive local and international network of intellectuals and institutions, she has initiated and been responsible for cycles of lectures and debates on the great challenges faced by contemporary society. She is also in charge of the CCCB’s Education programme which takes into account the fact that the future of culture lies at the intersection where the domains of education and culture meet. She is director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space which, working with Europe’s leading architecture museums, constitutes a privileged observatory of European cities, and is also head of the CCCB Archive, a multimedia space which makes available to the public a wide range of material created by the CCCB over the years of its activity.

With a degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Judit Carrera went on to complete a postgraduate degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) at the Institut d’Études Politiques-Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies). In Paris she worked in UNESCO’s Analysis and Forecasting Office and, subsequently, in the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia, in Forum 2004, and in the Department of International Relations of the Barcelona City Council.

With more than twenty years’ experience in the areas of culture and international relations, Judit Carrera has initiated and led European projects and has worked with such institutions as the Open Society Foundation, the Rolex Arts Initiative, the British Academy, the London School of Economics, the European Time to Talk network, the Collège d’Études Mondiales in Paris, the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Circle) in Madrid, ICREA (Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies) and PEN International Catalan Centre. She has lectured in Bard College (New York), the Venice Biennale, the Accademia di architettura (Mendrisio, Switzerland), the Center for Architecture (New York), Cerisy (Normandy), l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseille, among many others.

She has been a member of the Barcelona Culture Council (2011-2016) and, on several occasions, a member of the jury for the City of Barcelona Prize. She is also a columnist for the newspaper Ara.

Update: 23 July 2018



Francesc Muñoz, Josep Báguena and Judit Carrera

Timothy Snyder

A Defence of Freedom: On the Rise of Authoritarianism Today


Europe City

Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space

Has participated in

Carolin Emcke and Ricard Solé

Living in Bewildering Times

CCCB 30 Years

Weekend of Music, Installations and Open Doors

Power on Stage

Visual Motifs in the Public Sphere

Peace, the value of our days

Jordi Armadans

The Power of Dissent

Judith Butler, Jean Wyllys and Verónica Gago

Rahel Jaeggi

Progress and Regression

Future Cultures

Bernd Scherer, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville and Judit Carrera

Beatriz Jaguaribe

Masks: ecstasy, anonymity and contagion

Primo Levi and Testimony, Today

Lecture by Marta Marín-Dòmine

Conversation with Timothy Snyder

Health and Freedom: Some Thoughts from the United States

Teresa Caldeira and Judit Carrera

The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South

A morning with Alessandro Baricco

The world as a video game

Lecture by Carolin Emcke

Silence and Emancipation

A morning with Marta Segarra

What does it mean to be a feminist today?

Lecture by Cesc Gelabert

Lecture by Timothy Snyder

A Defence of Freedom: On the Rise of Authoritarianism Today

Lecture by Carolin Emcke

Spiral of hatred. From Online Networks to Political Reality

Is Russia Europe?

Lecture by Judy Dempsey

Timothy Garton Ash

Free speech under attack

Time in the Digital Age

Lecture by Judy Wajcman

The Posthuman Condition

Lecture by Rosi Braidotti

Bodies That Still Matter

Lecture by Judith Butler

The Possible City

International Debate in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council

War and the Islamic State

Lecture by Patrick Cockburn


Lecture by Seyla Benhabib

II Philosophy Olympiad

Gaza. The Permanent Siege

Ahron Bregman lecture

The Open City

Lecture by Richard Sennett - CANCELLED


Lecture by Marina Garcés

Public space: a citizens' reconquest


Lecture by Claudio Lomnitz

Pathologies of Purity: Eating Disorders and the Perfectible Body

Lecture by Lisa Appignanesi

Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City



Hypermodern Times

Lecture by Gilles Lipovetsky

Global Lies, Local Violence

The World after 9/11

A Second-hand Life: Reality and Unreality in the Contemporary World

Lecture by Daniel Innerarity

Archipelago of exception

Sovereignties of extraterritoriality