Biennial of Thought 2020: thinking about the future

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Reflect collectively on the society of the present and the future. This is the objective of the Open City Biennial of Thought, whose 2nd edition will take place from October 13 to 18 in Barcelona. In a moment of uncertainty like the current one, the cycle proposes rethinking the world as we know it and rethinking our way of life.
Cities are engines of global change and transformation. From this perspective, the Biennial program invites us to analyze our link with the planet, our collective life and discuss what futures lie ahead of us. The program of the event’s 5th edition will include debates, lectures, poetry, music and artistic interventions. More than 85 activities that can be enjoyed in face-to-face and audiovisual format, with prior registration.

Open City Biennial of Thought 2020

The event was born in 2018 as a forum for debate on the role of today’s cities in the face of the great challenges of contemporary society. Democracy, technology and the city are the central themes of this edition of the Biennial. The Covid-19 crisis opens the possibility of profound changes in our way of life and our relationship with our immediate environment.

Check the full program at this link.


City itinerary: The city as a key agent for society. An inclusive and healthy public space, the design of which must place life and people at its center.


Democracy Itinerary: Reflect on the meaning of democracy and its future, in an uncertain context and in full ecological transition.


Technology itinerary: Urban design must adapt to the needs and challenges posed by the digital age. Smart cities, digital manufacturing equipment, fab cities.

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