APRIL 2015 / NY, USA
Language.  New York,  01/04/2015
In October 2014, two Columbia University School of the Arts graduate students from the Writing Program traveled to Barcelona to participate in the Word for Word’s inaugural Catalan translation exchange with their Catalan translation partners at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Over the semester, these students continued to collaborate and translate each other’s work online, supported by the faculty at their respective institutions, and are now meeting again at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York to bring the exchange to an end with a workshop led by the poet and translator Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and a public reading and panel discussion event, on April 1st, 2015.
Cinema.  Harvard University,  02/04/2015
Released in 2013, the movie had its world premiere at the 63rd Berlinale. "The Plague" is a film of intertwining stories that offers a moving portrait of life in the outskirts of Barcelona.
Music.  USA,  29/03/2015
MOURN is a very young quartet formed from the friendship of Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas, both born in 1996 in El Maresme, Catalonia, Spain. The duo armed themselves with inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sebadoh and Sleater Kinney and began writing material, which they quickly released, raw and acoustic, on their YouTube channel. Despite being teenagers, they came out of the studio (along with a couple new recruits—drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez) with a brilliant treatise of indie rock that has stunned those who have had the opportunity to hear it.
Literature.  USA,  06/04/2015
Escriptor de l’Any or Writer of the Year is a program that brings a Catalan author to the United States each year. This year’s author is Maria Barbal, who has won numerous awards for her work, including the Catalan government’s Creu de Sant Jordi (Saint George Cross). Barbal will talk on her best known book, Pedra de tartera (Stone in a Landslide), published 30 years ago, her narrative drive and writing as a way of understanding life. The initiative receives the support of the North American Catalan Society.
Culture.  University of Missouri,  13/04/2015
As every year, scholars and writers will gather at the University of Missouri to discuss topics related to Catalan language, literature, and culture.
Music.  New York,  13/04/2015
Jordi Savall is one of the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation; his career as a concert performer, teacher, researcher, and creator of new projects, both musical and cultural, make him one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music.
Performing Arts.  Toronto,  17/04/2015
Love has a sense of humor. In the perfectly paced frenzy of this riotous romp, barber Figaro helps a lovesick nobleman win the woman of his dreams. Gioacchino Rossini's The Barber of Seville, from Catalan theatre troupe Els Comediants, was created with Houston Grand Opera, France's Opéra National de Bordeaux and Opera Australia.
Literature.  Washington DC,  25/04/2015
“Celebrating books as the embodiment of human creativity and the desire to share ideas and knowledge, to inspire understanding and tolerance ”.

Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Architecture and design.  Washington DC,  26/04/2015
Josep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream, is a feature documentary by Mallorcan, New York based director Pablo Bujosa on the life and career of Josep Lluís Sert, a groundbreaking architect and innovator in city planning and urban development. Before arriving in the United States, where he received many of his most important commissions and later served as dean of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Sert worked in Paris and counted among his friends Le Corbusier, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, and Pablo Picasso, who painted the renowned Guernica for Sert’s Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair.
Cinema.  New York,  30/04/2015
Based on real events, Born follows the adventures of coppersmith Bonaventura, his sister Marianna and the rich merchant Vicenç, with whom both have pending issues. All of them lived at the beginning of c XVIII in the disappeared neighborhood of El Bornet in Barcelona. Three persons facing up to a time of big social, political and also intimate mutations.

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