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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.
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    "Who has power, today?"

    Lecture by Owen Jones

    Owen Jones recently visited the CCCB to speak about the situation of social injustice that has been imposed on European citizens and strategies that should make it possible to rectify matters.

    "Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?"

    Lecture by Anne Applebaum

    The writer and journalist Anne Applebaum spoke at the CCCB about the old concept of Eastern Europe in a lecture that opened the series "The Idea of Europe".
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    "The Unmapped City”

    Lecture by Kamila Shamsie

    Kamila Shamsie spoke about the past and present of Karachi, the city of her birth. She described how the once-open city has become a place in which almost all possibilities are closed.
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    "Mediterranean, sea of peoples"

    Lecture by Erri de Luca

    The Neapolitan poet and translator Erri de Luca spoke of mixing and promiscuity as a shared heritage of all the Mediterranean peoples in a lecture he gave on 13 March 2014 as part of the Open City cycle.


    Lecture by Bruce Bégout

    The French philosopher Bruce Bégout explored suburban reality in a talk that eas part of the Open City cycle and which took place on February 24 at the CCCB. [Original version in French | Duration: 01:30]

    "Democracy, Technology and City"

    Lecture by Evgeny Morozov

    On 27 January, the Belarusian essayist, Evgeny Morozov, who is well known for his reflections on the social impact of the new technologies, opened the Open City lecture series at the CCCB with a talk titled “Democracy, Technology and City”.
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