The democratic skylight. Conflicts and memories in intransitive Spain

Festival Barcelona Pensa

In the framework of the X Festival of Philosophy Barcelona Pensa, the EUROM proposes a mature reflection on the memory conflicts of contemporary Spain based on the exhibition curated by Germán Labrador this same year.

How and from where do we talk about political violence and resistance? What colonial and dictatorial accounts and facts are part of the DNA of our democracy?

The event will count with interventions by Germán Labrador (Museum Nacional Centro d’Art Reina Sofia), Marta Marin-Dòmine (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) and Jordi Guixé (EUROM), and will be moderated by Professor Nuria Ricart (University of Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts).

Cover image: Six youngsters. Juan Genovés, 1975

About the speakers

Germán Labrador is a professor, researcher and art curator, specializing in the cultural history of contemporary Spain. He is currently the director of public activities at the Museu Nacional Centro d’Art Reina Sofia, and recently curated the exhibition “El Tragaluz Democràtico. Politics of life and death in the Spanish State (1868 – 1975)”.

Marta Marín-Dòmine is a writer, producer of documentaries and artistic installations, translator and professor of Spanish peninsular literature and culture, as well as memory studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). His research and literary creation revolve around exiles and memory, inheritances and forgetting. He directed the Born Center for Culture and Memories between the years 2021 and 2023.

Jordi Guixé is a researcher and PhD in Contemporary History at the Universities of Barcelona and Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Director of the European Observatory of Memories (EUROM) of the Fundació Solidaritat of the University of Barcelona, he is also a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.

Organized by: European Memorial Observatory of the Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona with the support of the Barcelona City Council.


November 14, 2023 | 7 pm


La Model Memory Place
C/ d’Entença, 155

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