Itineraries of the Biennial of Thought 2022

The programme of the Biennial of Thought is intense and extensive, full of moments of great interest. As a complement to the chart and to help distinguish the sessions that best suit personal predilections, we have prepared a series of small guides called itineraries. Each one of them refers to a theme or approach that is of notable relevance in this year's edition.

  • Hands on a black and white photo
    ITINERARY. Colonial survival. Wounds still open

    The Biennial calls on a series of voices to ask questions, break silences, articulate discourses that will lead us towards a future that is completely decolonised, beyond the geographical, political and economic fact, and also paying attention to cultural, psychological and emotional phenomena.

  • Glasses on a book.
    ITINERARY. The war that is shaking Europe and the world

    It was unthinkable that the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the multiple readings they arouse would be omitted from this year's Biennale, so a handful of sessions approach it. From various angles, with multiple authoritative voices, all of them of international relevance.

  • Persona mirant la multitud d'un concert.
    ITINERARY. The youngest Biennial

    A programme that is free and open access, inclusive, and with themes that radiate the present, but above all are projected towards the future, seem to be the keys to success. But there is also an effort to design some of the sessions so that they directly appeal to young people.

  • Dispositius tecnològics
    ITINERARY. Technologies for the common good

    It is well known that every technological revolution brings with it profound changes. Consequently, it is necessary to discuss how they affect and will affect current trends and developments in our daily lives, both in an individual dimension and, above all, in a more macro dimension, i.e. in the shaping of present and future societies.

  • Càmera projectant una filmació.
    ITINERARY. Artistic languages

    Different cultural manifestations have proven to be as effective, if not more so: a film, a fiction, the verse of a song, has often mobilised more people than a lecture by a great international expert. That is why the Biennial of Thought incorporates a certain diversity of formats, and sessions using various artistic languages are part of the programme.

  • An empty parliament chamber
    ITINERARY. Democracy under scrutiny

    It is pertinent to question democracy and its capacities. Analyse the cracks in it, take the temperature of its present evolution and, if possible, try to project it in the medium and long term.

  • Vistes de la ciutat de Barcelona.
    ITINERARY. The city we want

    Architecture and urban planning are much more than the decoration of our lives. Their role transcends the aesthetic component, it conditions us, it aspires to make our lives easier and more pleasant, it helps to define us individually and collectively.