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Biennal de Pensament Ciutat Oberta

The Open City Biennial of Thought was launched in 2018 with a view to debating the role of cities in the great challenges facing contemporary society. It emerged with the aim of becoming a celebration of the city as a forum in which to discuss the cities that we want and that we need, with plural views and the participation of everyone.

During the days of the Biennial, Barcelona becomes home to a range of proposals distributed all around the city and addressing all audiences, with diverse languages and formats (from debates and conferences to poetry and music, and including different theatrical and artistic interventions) whose shared mission is to favour collective reflection.

Promoted by Barcelona City Council, the Biennial is a project which enjoys the involvement of numerous city agents and organisations, including the CCCB.

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City, Conflict and Emancipation

“Freedom or death!”, one of the most shouted slogans in the history of the West, proclaimed that life was only worth living if something greater than life itself was recognised. The pandemic has jettisoned the ideas we had inherited about freedom and death, survival, a full life, ...

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A hint of light

The end of the Biennale programme coincides with the conclusion of Barcelona Poesia 2020. Hence, this year, we express this coincidence with a recital that invites reflection and, poetically speaking, thinks of the future through the voices of young authors from around the world, because we ...

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