Interview with the catalan film director, screenwriter and film producer
'L'endemà' [The Next Day], Isona Passola's second political film, was a micro-sponsorship phenomenon that grossed ?350,000. Passola was the producer of 'Pa negre' [Black Bread] and is currently preparing the cinematic adaptation of Joan Sales' 'Incerta glòria' [Uncertain Glory]. She considers Barcelona a powerful centre of cinematographic experimentation, even though Catalan cinema has yet to find its mass audience.
None appears willing to budge on their stance
The discord between president Artur Mas and Oriol Junqueras, the leader of Catalan Republican Left (ERC), on whether to call snap electionsthat would serve as the definitive 'referendum' reached a boiling point today during an oversight session on Mas's presidency in the Catalan parliament. Although both Mas and Junqueras have insisted all along that they are confident an agreementis reachable, neither appears willing to budge on their stance. +
'Faces of independence': Well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence
Joan-Lluís Lluís, writer from Northern Catalonia (French Catalonia) answers to the questions of the 'Faces of independence' series, in which well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence and what an independent Catalonia might bring the world.
Let's go through the main events that have formed the independence process since on 12 December 2013
There is an image which will go down as the reference of the start of the independence process on the institutional level. President announced the agreement on the date and question of the independence vote.
Interview with the head of the ERC list for Barcelona
Alfred Bosch does not have many months left in the Spanish Congress and is now focusing his political activity on the municipal elections in the coming month of May, as head of the ERC list to become Mayor of Barcelona.
'Having a permanent delegation abroad is an essential too that does not appear to have been fully leveraged or well used so far''
Three questions surround the snap elections for the Catalan parliament
You can see the video of the presentation of Uncertain Glory in London by its translator and the historian Paul Preston here.
It highlight the fact that Joan Sales is the first to narrate the war from the losers' viewpoint
The sculptor Josep Llimona was a key artist of the turn of the century. His work had a great impact on Catalan sculpture of the time, and he was one of the artists that evolved the most rapidly from the fin-de-siècle style of the 1800's towards Symbolism.
The European Museum of Modern Art hosts a retrospective exhibition of his work
Catalan Socialist leader insists on a Constitutional Reform as 'the only solution for the current political situation'
Iceta admitted that 'there will be no solution without a vote'
Miquel Iceta, First Secretary of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), proposed his road map for the coming two years: no early elections and broad Constitutional Reform to better fit Catalonia into a federal Spain
The new party is promoted by former territorial leaders of the PSC Catalan Socialist party · A party with its sights placed, for the moment, on the municipal elections to be held in May 2015.
ERC's chair proposes that pro-independence blocs share campaign events and part of their name
Catalonia is still in the headlines. It is one of the top media stories all around the world. We offer you an updated list of the news stories that focus on the Catalan independence political process
The Catalan Government releases the definitive turnout figures
On Monday, the Catalan government released the definitive turnout figures of the independence vote of November 9, in which Catalans were able to cast their ballot until November 25. Finally, 2,344,828 people participated in this non-binding vote on independence, 2,305,290 of whom did so on November 9. 80,91% of citizens voted for full independence from Spain.
Artur Mas has proposed the roadmap for proclaiming Catalonia's independence within a max. of 18 months
President Artur Mas yesterday made his proposal at an event held in Barcelona before more than 3,000 people representing Catalan civil society: politicians, entities, unions and business people.
Banc dels Aliments carries out their annual event to redistribute donated food
The writer Anna Ballbona, who was chosen to make a literary stay at Ledig House in New York as part of the Writers OMI programme ? which has the support of the Institut Ramon Llull and falls within the OMI International Arts Center.
The European Commission's office in Barcelona together with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have invited European architects to discuss the ideas and values that define European architecture.
The report compared the reputations of 100 cities around the world · The list is topped by Vienna, Munich, Sydney, Florence and Oslo
Barcelona – Smart City
Interview with the director of the Smart City Expo World Congress
From the 18 until the 20 of November, Barcelona hosted the Smart City Expo World Congres at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre. It was the 4th edition and the most international to date, with 400 cities participating from 5 continents. Altogether there was a 50% increase in the number of exhibitors, and a 33% rise in that of cities represented.
The project iCity is becoming the European laboratory for the creation of services making use of public information systems
We are currently in the throes of a far-reaching economic and social crisis that has led us to rethink many of the foundations of what we used to know as the "welfare state".
The BCNLab project mirrors a path taken by the cities that are pushing the world forward
We offer you the video of the presentation of the book by Joan Sales at the British Library
Last week, 'Incerta glòria', the book by Joan Sales on the war of 1936, was presented at the British Library in London. Translator, editor and writer, Joan Sales wrote the book now considered one of the best works of Catalan narrative of the 20th century, based on his own experience as a Republican soldier.
Interview with the signee of the 'Let Catalans vote' manifesto
Paul Preston (1946) is one of the great British Hispanists. With a doctorate in history from Oxford University he has written canonical books on 20th century Spain: from a biography of Franco to a history of the war of 1936, passing through a study on the post-war repression ('The Spanish Holocaust').