Current programmes

Colonial Barcelona

Colonial Barcelona

Dates: 08/03/2016 - 22/05/2018 Venue: Changing

Colonial Barcelona is a space for dialogue on the transmission of memories of colonial narratives in all their aspects, in particular, their symbolic expression in the public space and how a democratic society handles such expressions. This area of reflection is organised and promoted by the Institute of Present Pasts.

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Hipercor

Hipercor

Dates: 17/06/2017 - 31/12/2018 Venue: Parc de Can Dragó and Fabra i Coats

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the terrorist attack committed by ETA on the Hipercor department store in the Sant Andreu district, as a result of which 21 people and 45 were injured, we are embarking on a commemorative city project as we consider the attack was against all of Barcelona and made potential victims of all its residents.

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La Model Espai Memorial

La Model Espai Memorial

Dates: Since 25/10/2017 Venue: La Model

Project to turn part of the old Model prison into an interpretation centre on repression and social movements.

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Winnipeg Memorial

Winnipeg Memorial

Dates: Since 13/11/2017 Venue: El Born CCM

The Winnipeg Memorial is the programme promoted by the Institute of Present Pasts which organises and promotes activities that connect the Americas and Europe. The main activity is the agreement signed between the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and the Commissioner for Memory Programmes to foster the exchange of knowledge, research and memorial experiences and their dissemination in Europe and the Americas.

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Montserrat Roig 1977. Memory and utopia

Montserrat Roig 1977. Memory and utopia

Dates: 20/12/2017 - 30/04/2018 Venue: El Born CCM

1977 was an important year in Montserrat Roig's intellectual project, with the publication of Els catalans als camps nazis, El temps de les cireres and her management of the interview programme for TVE that started at the time. It had intense repercussions on the Catalan public's approach to the past in terms of its understanding of the trouble present during times, involving the institutional transition toward democracy, where the term “historical memory” was a metaphor of a craving for knowing and discovering the past.

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A childhood under the bombs

A childhood under the bombs

Dates: 26/07/2018 - 08/01/2019 Venue: El Born CCM

As the eightieth anniversary of the aerial bombings on Barcelona approaches, the Commissioner is promoting a memorial programme on the attacks to keep memories, experiences and knowledge of these barbarities at the hands of fascism alive as well as the efforts made by citizens to protect and defend themselves and to organise life in the city, which took in thousands of refugees established in Catalonia under the protection and coordination of its municipalities.

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Finished programmes archive

First International History Conference on Political Corruption in Contemporary Spain (19th-21st centuries)

First International History Conference on Political Corruption in Contemporary Spain (19th-21st centuries)

Dates: 14/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Venue: El Born CCM

An open reflection encompassing several scientific disciplines for the purposes of analysing political corruption beyond the present and institutional policies. It seems more than relevant today to place the history of corruption in the spotlight. Political scandals are filling the pages of newspapers and represent one of our society’s maladies.

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The revolution that shook the world

The revolution that shook the world

Dates: 26/10/2017 - 30/11/2017 Venue: El Born CCM

A series of talks focusing on the phenomenon that shaped, in Eric Hobsbawm's words, the short twentieth century, from the present, past, literature, political activism, art and journalism.

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The topicality of the past

The topicality of the past

Dates: 03/10/2017 - 24/10/2017 Venue: El Born CCM

Introductory course for memory studies coordinated by Maria Chiara Bianchini and aimed at anyone interested in researching the mechanisms and trends of current memorial-safeguarding cultures from an interdisciplinary and transnational approach.

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In movement[s]. Barcelona’s women. Forty years and over. 1976-2016

In movement[s]. Barcelona’s women. Forty years and over. 1976-2016

Dates: 28/11/2016 - 12/07/2017 Venue: Every district

Programme that was launched from January to July 2017 in the city’s ten districts, to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the First Jornades Catalanes de la Dona [Catalan Women’s Conference].

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Je vous offre les oiseaux - I offer you the birds

Je vous offre les oiseaux - I offer you the birds

Dates: 27/01/2017 - 28/04/2017 Venue: MUHBA Plaça del Rei (capella de Santa Àgata)

Je vous offre les oiseaux – I offer you the birds is an artistic idea by Marta Marín-Dòmine conceived as a gesture of recognition to one of the perceptions shared by many survivors of the Nazi camps: not having ever seen a bird flying over the camps.

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