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New York 
18/10/2019 Gastronomy

A Taste of Barcelona: The History of Catalan Cooking and Eating

Widely associated with avant-garde gastronomy and lavish food markets, Barcelona has become a top destination for gourmands and chefs around the world. But how has the city established itself as a global culinary referent while becoming synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine? Author Rosi Song, in conversation with professor Robert Davidson and chef Jaume Biarnés will be discussing Barcelona’s urban and culinary development from the Middle Ages to the present, tracing the origins ...
New York 
15/10/2019 Language

Learn Catalan this Fall with the Catalan Institute of America

Núria Diví, the CIofA Catalan teacher from previous years, will teach classes for adults starting this October 2019.
New York 
13/10/2019 Music

Lluís Capdevila presents Cinematic Radio featuring Petros Klampanis

CINEMATIC RADIO (2019) features original music by Lluís Capdevila in a more intimate setting with Petros Klampanis (bass, loops and percussion) and has the collaboration of Tom Harrell (flugelhorn) in one tune. The music is inspired by moods that recall cinema and addressed to a wider audience.
San Francisco 
12/10/2019 Culture

Castellers de Vilafranca, Human Towers from Catalonia: San Francisco Catalan Week

Castellers de Vilafranca are a cultural and sport Catalan institution that builds human towers, a tradition that dates back to the 18th century. More than 1,000 members united by a common purpose: building human towers (“castells”) by sharing democratic values, cooperation and team work, with a spirit of constant improvement.
Georgetown University 
09/10/2019 Language

Dr. Emili Boix-Fuster to talk about Catalonia: Pact and Compromise in a Multilingual Society

After a short presentation of the Catalan-speaking territories, Dr. Emili Boix-Fuster’s talk will focus on a discussion of the main social challenges of the Catalan language community, namely, devaluation, disintegration, division, disappearance, and demobilization. The talk will end with a projection of the possible future of Catalan, as a medium-sized linguistic community in current Europe.
30/09/2019 Literature

TRAC, the database of translations from the Catalan, reaches 5,000 translations

TRAC stands for "translations from the Catalan" into other languages. It is made up of the information gathered by Institució de les Lletres Catalanes and Institut Ramon Llull, which is now responsible for managing and updating the sole database. Additionally, the TRAC has had new tools added recently, such as the translations map or the rankings for the most translated authors and books.
Hood College, Georgetown 
27/09/2019 Cinema

Documentary Filmmaker Montse Armengou at Hood College and Georgetown University

Montse Armengou’s work has brought to light unknown aspects of the repression that took place in Spain under the dictatorship of General Franco (1936-1975). In the absence of the Spanish state’s policies to recognize the extent of the crimes of the dictator, her documentaries have been a tool to compensate victims. For over a decade her work has gone beyond the limits of the audiovisual and has become a means of healing for victims.
New York 
27/09/2019 Arts

“Life is a Dream”, Domingo Zapata’s vinyl mural on Times Square

Mallorca born, New York based artist Domingo Zapata, suspended in a harness high above Times Square, created the largest vinyl mural in New York City. The 30,000 square foot mural is wrapped around One Times Square and documents Zapata’s journey from Spain to New York City.
New York 
27/09/2019 Language

Prof. Carsten Sinner of Leipzig University, next Mercè Rodoreda Chair visiting professor at The Graduate Center - CUNY

Prof. Sinner will be teaching the course Castellano y catalán en Cataluña: cuestiones normativas, estatus y actitudes lingüísticas for students enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC) at The Graduate Center - CUNY, invited by The Mercè Rodoreda Chair for Catalan Language and Literature. The Rodoreda Chair, created in 2003 and funded by Institut Ramon Llull, each semester offers a course in Catalan literature ...
New York 
27/09/2019 Gastronomy

The Science of Cooking by Claudi Mans to hit bookstores in September

Quick Immersions uses intellectual rigor and straightforward language to offer a good introduction, or deeper knowledge, on diverse issues, as well-structured texts by prestigious authors delve into the worlds of political and social sciences, philosophy, science and the humanities.
New York 
26/09/2019 Literature

Authors Jordi Puntí and Alba Dalmau in conversation at Columbia University

Catalan authors Alba Dalmau and Jordi Puntí will be discussing and reading from their recent books of short stories El camí dels esbarzers (2019) and Això no és Amèrica (2017), while exploring how the idea of America has influenced and shaped their work. 
Toronto 
15/09/2019 Cinema

Catalan Films @ Toronto International Film Festival 2019

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds. As Canada's premiere home of cinema, TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, events, professional development and opportunities to meet, hear and learn from filmmakers from ...
Montreal, Quebec City 
15/09/2019 Music

Roger Mas in concert in Montreal and the City of Quebec

The Cercle culturel catalan and the Médiathèque en études catalanes de l’Université de Montréal present “Roger Mas in concert”, the show by author-composer Roger Mas at Salle Claude-Léveillé in Place des Arts on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 of September, 2019, at 8:00pm, to commemorate the  40th anniversary of Jordi Bonet's death, as well as Catalonia's National Day. After Montreal, the Quebec tour of Roger Mas continues ...
Montreal 
14/09/2019 Cinema

Lisez l’Europe goes to the movies: Cold Skin

Presented by "Lisez l’Europe – the meeting place for European books“, this film series consists of European literary adaptations. Sci-fi, urban life, return to the 1950s, desire for freedom… there is a little something for everyone! Lisez l’Europe consists of a group of European cultural institutions whose mission is to present a contemporary perspective on European literature in Montreal.
New York 
01/09/2019 Performing

Catalan actress Maria Fontanals takes the stage in Tierra del Fuego

Inspired by real life events, TIERRA DEL FUEGO tells the story of an Israeli ex-flight attendant who lost her best friend and was injured in a terrorist attack. Twenty-two years later, she decides to meet the man who authored the attack, who has been detained to life in a London prison.
Berkeley CA 
15/08/2019 Literature

Víctor Català featured in The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

“I don’t want you to confine my thinking to facts and agreed formulas; I do want, like birds, the liberated wings to fly at any time, now to the right, now to the left, through the space full of infinite and invisible routes; I do not want extraneous nuisances, harmful limits that impose me a path beforehand. I want to be entirely master of myself and not a slave of alien forces, insofar as human, are miserable and failing.” – Víctor Català (Caterina Albert), Insubmissió (1947). ...
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