Thinking that only humans are intelligent beings is wrong: there are other forms of intelligence that allow animals and plants to inhabit the world in different ways than we do. At Kosmopolis, we will talk about it with ecologists and experts in geobotany and animal neurobiology, and we will also discover the great potential of our brain.
A journey through Scottish creativity with Neu! Reekie!
Beyond the clichés about men wearing kilts and villages hidden in the mist, Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, is one of Europe’s most outstanding creative centres. And some of the most outstanding names of «Neu! Reekie!» festival will be at Kosmopolis.
New formats and great classics. Literature in pictures at Canal Alfa
Historically, the artistic disciplines have mixed together, nourishing and inspiring each other. Each one having its own language, they convey the stories and contribute with their own idiosyncrasies and genuine tools. But what happens when we mix different languages and open the narrative space?
The future of reading at Bookcamp Kosmopolis
Is it possible to imagine a world without books? In an environment dominated by audiovisual media, what is the meaning of an object that has existed virtually unchanged for hundreds of years? Bookcamp Kosmopolis will be an opportunity to discuss the future of books and narratives.
Robert Walser’s “The Walk” at Kosmopolis
A hundred years have passed since the first edition of the novel “The Walk” and Kosmopolis wants to pay tribute to Robert Walser with a theater play that consists in a walking tour that runs through three different Barcelona districts. With the help of the actor and poet Esteban Feune de Colombi, a group of walkers wander by the city along with the artist Joan Fontcuberta and the writers Marta Sanz and Alicia Kopf, who will also participate on a debate with Marc Caellas.
K17 is approaching
With the slogan “When everything changes”, the 2017 edition of Kosmopolis will revolve around the change of culture and the culture of change. From 22 to 26 March, it will be presenting a five-day programme that brings together established authors and new voices to discuss some of the main challenges facing culture and literature in their most open concept.
A commitment to literature
Barcelona is now part of the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network as a City of Literature. It has been awarded this distinction thanks to the many initiatives related with the world of letters that exists in the city. The CCCB has been involved in the candidacy with many literary projects, including Kosmopolis.
(Català) Kosmopolis, un festival sempre d'actualitat
(Català) El 18 de març de 2015 inauguràvem la vuitena edició de Kosmopolis. Un any més tard, et proposem reviure-la amb una selecció de vídeos especialment vinculada a temes de plena actualitat: els dilemes de la democràcia, la pobresa, el periodisme d’investigació, Grècia i les identitats migrants, entre d’altres.
Continuous Programme 2016
The World According to Irving
We talk to John Irving about his work and his career. The acclaimed American writer is visiting us to mark the occasion of the publication of his novel Avenue of Mysteries[L’Avinguda dels Misteris (Edicions 62) / La Avenida de los Misterios (Tusquets Editores)].
Continuous programme 2016
An Evening with Don DeLillo
This conversation is an exceptional opportunity to discover the work and career of Don DeLillo, one of the great English-language novelists of our time, who will be here presenting his latest novel Zero K (Seix Barral). Journalist Antonio Lozano will be talking with the author of Underworld, Libra and Cosmopolis.