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‘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’

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27 July 2018 04:24 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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. 

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  • Ada Colau speaks at the press conference for the presentation of 'Ciutat Oberta' on July 27 2018 (by Pau Cortina)

  • Ada Colau speaks at the press conference for the presentation of 'Ciutat Oberta' on July 27 2018 (by Pau Cortina)