Report from Barcelona

From May 30 to June 2, 2008, Musagetes convened a café at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), organized by Jordi Pascual and Robert Palmer, with distinguished artists, arts activists and cultural leaders from Barcelona and elsewhere in Europe and Canada. The foundation was interested in hearing new perspectives on the themes of the manifesto, particularly from Catalan- and Spanish-speaking regions, and invited participants to advise it in grounding the ideas of the manifesto in specific actions to advance its mission.

The participants were Jordi Pascual, Robert Palmer, Pau Alsina, Simon Brault, Judit Carrera, David Casacuberta, Francesc Casadesús Calvo, Anna Guarro, Jocelyn Harvey, Susana Noguero, Nina Obuljen, Rosa Pera, Marta Pérez Marin, Lorenzo Pignatti, Joan Roca, Olivier Schulbaum, Lidia Varbanova, Enrique Vargas, Frances Westley, and the Musagetes Foundation team: Michael Barnstijn, Louise MacCallum, Yeti Agnew, Sunshine Chen, Valerie Hall, Douglas McMullen, and Joy Roberts.

This report is a record of their major conclusions and insights.