This section contains recordings of lectures and debates on urban issues which have been held at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)
. From the CCCB’s earliest days, the city has been a key area of its programming, and speakers from a very wide range of disciplines and backgrounds are constantly being invited to offer a plural, complex perspective on the values of, and challenges raised by coexistence in urban space.
Debate with Diane Davis, Teresa Caldeira and Richard Burdett
Richard Burdett, Teresa Caldeira and Diane Davis talk about different realities in urban planning to combat inequalities They all stand out the point that it is necessary to turn urbanism to a more open, wide and democratic process.
Debate between Richard Sennett and Ira Katznelson.
The sociologist Richard Sennett and the political scientist Ira Katznelson are in favour of applying principles of pragmatic thought in order to improve the form and content of the city, a “decent city”, aiming at what is desirable but bound t
Lecture by Xavier Antich
The Catalan philosopher talks about tourism and its relationship with cities. He stresses how crucial it is to think about the model of the city itself before wondering about the model of tourism it should have.
Lecture by Frédéric Gros
Frédéric Gros visited the CCCB on 26 November 2014 to give the lecture “In Praise of Adventure: Paradoxes of Security”. In his lecture, Gros advocated the simple act of walking in the street as a solution to present-day problems
A lecture by John Urry
The director of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University, John Urry, who is considered to be one of the most influential sociologists today, questions the short-term viability of the automobile as a means of urban transport.
Lecture by Marcel Smets
The architect Marcel Smets visited the CCCB to present the project "Passages_Passatges".
Debate between Nancy Fraser and Michel Wieviorka
Nancy Fraser and Michel Wieviorka met at the CCCB to talk about the consequences of the economic crisis which has been dominating the news for the last few years.
Debate between Hans Ibelings and Eugeni Bach.
Hans Ibelings and Eugeni Bach met at the CCCB to talk about the essential features of public space in Europe and in other parts of the world.
Lecture by Marina Garcés
The philosopher Marina Garcés spoke at the CCCB about tourism in Barcelona.
Lecture by Gonçalo M. Tavares
Gonçalo M. Tavares spoke about Europe today and the prevailing forces governing the lives of its citizens.