‘Ciutat Oberta’ to reflect on the future of the city
Barcelona is to hold its first so-called biennial of thought in the autumn, called ‘Ciutat Oberta’ or ‘Open City’
A hundred conferences, presentations, debates and even philosophical discourses will be carried out in 70 spaces throughout the city from October 15 to 21 – to be repeated until December.
The purpose of the exercise will be to debate the challenges that Barcelona faces through contemporary “great currents of thought.”
It’s set to tackle four central issues: democracy, diversity, technological change, and habitability in the urban environment.
The Ciutat Oberta event will invite some 70 speakers, entities, and groups of various profiles, including internationally renowned philosophers like Judith Butler and Richard Sennet.