Institut Ramon LLull

The CCCB and Institut Ramon Llull to promote Catalan contemporary thought internationally

Literature.  BARCELONA, 22/03/2021




The activity is part of a specific program to promote non-fiction in Catalan, a genre on the rise throughout the world, at a time of great global questioning.


The CCCB, as the central institution of contemporary thought in the country, has provided audiovisual material from its archive to the Institut Ramon Llull, which has produced audiovisual capsules, subtitled in English, which will be disseminated internationally. 

The authors included in the capsules are Josep Maria Esquirol, Marina Garcés, Ingrid Guardiola, Raül Garrigasait, Fina Birulés and Xavier Antich, and they can be seen on the Llull YouTube channel as of March 25.


The event will consist of two parts: the first, aimed exclusively at the professional public, will broadcast a teaser of the audiovisual capsules and a video-decalogue on non-fiction in Catalan prepared by Raül Garrigasait commissioned by the Institut Ramon Llull. In addition, the Llull aid program for the internationalization of non-fiction will be presented.

The second part of the event, open to the general public, will be the conversation Three glances about freedom:

Marina Garcés, Raül Garrigasait, and Ingrid Guardiola discuss the idea of freedom from the standpoint of the present complex situation. The conversation will be moderated by Anna Punsoda.

Breaking free from a tyrant, retreating from the hubbub and banality of the world, making oneself, and being able to express oneself without restraint: “freedom” has meant a wide range of things over history. Today, after a year of pandemic and against a background of great political and social uncertainty, the idea of freedom is once again being read through many different lenses. From measures controlling the population during confinement, or an increased daily presence of the digital technologies, through to the recent demonstrations in the streets calling for freedom of expression, the debate about the meaning of freedom is once again more relevant than ever. How does one talk about this idea amid such turmoil? What are the old and new meanings that give sense to the word?

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