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Dia Orwell 2023

In 2013, on the 75th anniversary of the publication of Homage to Catalonia, the CCCB held its first Orwell Day. Ten years on and coinciding with the publication of the first translation into Catalan—Homenatge a Catalunya, La Magrana—of the complete original text of the book, we continue to acknowledge Orwell’s ongoing relevance in a world where democracy is being threatened in the digital, political, and social domains. In this cycle, we speak of the rise of the far right with the expert on populism, Cas Mudde, of the dangers of an Internet controlled by big corporations with Geert Lovink, director of the Institute of Network Cultures, and of memorialisation of the Spanish Civil War with the historians Aitor Garcia Solé and Queralt Solé Barjau, the researcher Marta Marín-Dòmine, professor Miquel Berga, and the actresses Paula Vicente Mascó and Berta Cascante.

As always, Orwell Day will include literary routes around Orwell’s Barcelona and a wide range of activities in the city.

Since its very beginnings, Orwell Day is an initiative that has been jointly promoted with the Col·lectiu Dia Orwell (Orwell Day Collective), with support from the Catalan PEN Centre.


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