Thematic cycles

Forget about brand names, go for alternatives
April-May 2017

These talks show that there are socially transforming alternatives in Barcelona for organising the economy and consumption. Adopting a community, cooperative, social and solidarity perspective, these proposals are also achieving an essential feat: they respond to everyday needs, are rooted in the neighbourhood, district and city and focus on individuals. We invite you to discover these alternatives and take part in them.

In collaboration with: Commissioner for Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy

Comment and follow this cycle using the #AltresEconomies hashtag

Activities in Libraries

Reading guide

Takes on Science. The nano-world: reality or fiction?
April-June 2017

Stronger and lighter materials, non-invasive treatments for cancer, invisibility etc. We are talking about nanotechnology, a field of knowledge that may revolutionise our future and which already offers advances in fields such as energy-generation, electronics, medicine, water-purification and the development of new materials.
We are bringing together a sound network of experts in several fields who will be accompanying us on our visits to the nano-world.

Cycle coordinated by: Jordi Díaz, Nanodivulga UB

In collaboration with:
CCITUB
Nanodivulga UB
Barcinano

Follow us and give us your comments on this cycle under the hashtag #VisionsCiència

Activities in Libraries

Basque literature
April-May 2017

The Basque language is disparaged as ancient and strange. Even so, it is a living language right here in our midst: it is as contemporary as any other language and, coexisting with dozens of other languages, it is part of the Catalan linguistic and cultural heritage. 

Barcelona has been enjoying a good sample of cultural and literary Basque activities for decades, including the Literaldia Festival, the Basque collection at the Esquerra de l’Eixample - Agustí Centelles Library and this very cycle, which gives everyone an opportunity to have a taste of present-day Basque literature in tandem with Catalan.

Cycle coordinated by Basque-language teachers from the UB, UAB, EOIB and the Euskal Etxea Barcelona.

Follow and comment on the cycle using the #LletresBasques hashtag

Activities in Libraries

Reading guide

Walking around the world
May-June 2017

As the Tibetan proverb goes, whoever has listened at some time to the voice of the mountains will never forget it. We recommend a cycle of talks that goes over itineraries of iconic walks from around the world which take us to summits, mountains and important trails, accompanied by the beauty of the countryside and the power of nature.

In collaboration with:
Llibreria Guia

Comment and follow this cycle using the #CaminantPelMón hashtag

Activities in Libraries

Reading guide