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Biennial of Thought

The 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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Dancing with Memory

An audiovisual performance

The artist and activist Nzé Ramón Esono Ebalé presents an artistic intervention in which he engages with personal memories and that of his birthplace, Equatorial Guinea, in order to construct his critical reflections on the colonial past and its legacy today.

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Kenneth Roth

The Battle for Human Rights

There is an alarming contrast between the theoretical global consensus on the importance of human rights and the unevenness of respect for these fundamental principles. Kenneth Roth, former executive director of Humans Rights Watch, speaks with the journalist Anna Bosch about the challenges ...

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Anne Waldman

"Star at Midnight", poetry recital with Eduard Escoffet, Adriano Galante, Los Sara Fontán, and Pablo Volt


A Theatrical Itinerary and a Game with Girls and Boys from the Raval

Bivac. Encounter under the Elements

With Míriam Hatibi, Bittah, Carme Arcarazo, Gemma Ferreón, Yaiza Berrocal, Cristina Daura, Elisa Levi, Meryem El Mehdati, Personaje Personaje, Oyirum and Març Llinàs