pensar el futuro – thinking the future

CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) has organized a very interesting cycle of conferencies about future. Although is not directly related to our Studio projects, it may help for braimstorming, and no doubt it will make us think.

Monday 25 January at 7.30 p.m.

The Future of Work: Sidi Mohammed Barkat, philosopher, expert in ergonomics, lecturer at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Monday 1 February at 7.30 p.m.

The Future of Islam: Faisal Devji, historian, lecturer at the University of Oxford and author of Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity, Cornell University Press, 2005 (published in Spanish as Paisajes del yijah. Militancia, moralidad, modernidad, Edicions Bellaterra, 2007).

Monday 8 February at 7.30 p.m.

The Future of Biomedicine: Jordi Camí, Professor of Pharmacology at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and General Director of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park and of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.

Monday 15 February at 7.30 p.m.

The Future of the Family: Anna Cabré, Director of the Centre of Demographic Studies and Professor of Human Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Monday 22 February at 7.30 p.m.

The Future of Democracy and of the Imagination: Azar Nafisi, writer and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, author of Reading Lolita in Teheran, Random House 2003 (published in Spanish as Leer Lolita en Teherán, El Aleph, 2003) and Things I’ve Been Silent About, Random House, 2008 (published in Spanish as Cosas que he callado, Duomo, 2010).

Monday 1 March 7.30 p.m.

The Fragile Future of Utopias: Francisco Jarauta, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Murcia.

Monday 8 March 7.30 p.m.

The Future of the Soul: Eva Illouz, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, University of California Press, 1997 (published in Spanish as El consumo de la utopía romàntica, Katz, 2007).

Monday 15 March 7.30 p.m.

Closing lecture: Antonio Tabucchi, writer.

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