Culture

5 easy ways we can stop Islamophobia together

In order to fight Islamophobia, it is important to understand where it comes from.

The 30th Aplec Internacional gathering will be held in the city of Ostrava

Ostrava’s big folk festival

Catalan and Czech folk culture will join hands at the 30th Aplec Internacional gathering to be held in the city of Ostrava from 30 June to 2 July 2017.

"Rolling Blackouts" comic. Photo: Drawn and Quarterly

A comic chronicle about the life of refugees in the Middle East

Sarah Glidden tells her experience from post-war Iraq until civil revolution in Syria through vignettes.

The cornerstone of diversity in the workplace

One of the basic premises from which we approach the Management and Measurement of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace Awareness Programme is the consideration that ‘culture’ is a wide and transversal concept that defines, encompasses and relates to different variables of diversity. 

Leila Khaled

Leila Khaled: “Boycotting oppression must be a culture”

Refugees, homeland, class and gender awareness, disobedience and boycott. The Palestinian activist visited the Fira Literal in Barcelona.

Entrance to the cinema / Photo: Zumzeig Cinecooperativa

“Our activism focuses on being a window to productions that widen our vision to other realities”

In the neighbourhood of Sants in Barcelona, Zumzeig cinema offers a broad and committed programme in a space for reflexion and sharing. They explain this in this interview.

Andanças festival. Photo by Jose Manuel Costa

Andanças festival: building community and sustainability through dance

The festival, organised by the PédeXumbo association and where volunteering plays an important role, has been articulating cultural and generational exchanges through folk dances for two decades now.

Anna Corbella

Anna Corbella: “Innovation, creation and the will to improve are constant”

Anna Corbella, Director of the Fundació La Roda (La Roda Foundation), explains the cause they fight for and presents the work they do all across Catalonia.

Castle base

Human towers, an example of social integration

The organizational base of "castells", as is common to all popular culture, is associationism. Building human towers is a private initiative but with a public service orientation, open to society as a whole.

Athenaeums in Catalonia: two centuries of history

Athenaeums in Catalonia: two centuries of history

By the term ateneu (Athenaeum) we understand an association whose aim is to promote culture and to improve its members’ quality of life by means of events, talks or conferences.

Contact glue

Oriol Hosta explains the importance of associacionism activities in Catalonia.