Women’s Week 2016 at the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea#

March 3 - March 4, 2016#

Event site

“Women and Migrations. Challenges and opportunities”#

With the support of the “Academia Europaea 2016 Hubert Curien Fund” and the collaboration of the CERCA Institute, the UNU-GCM, and the RAMC


March 3, Thursday#

18.00-19.00 h.
Location: IEC, Prat de la Riba Room

Distinguished Lecture:

“Women and cultural transmission. The essential role of translation”
By Mary Ann Newman, Farragut Fund, New York

19.00-20.00 h
Location: IEC, Prat de la Riba Room

Greater than Life. In remembrance of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011)
By Ricard Guerrero, and John Feldman, Filmmaker, Hummingbird Films, NY. (Documentaries prepared by R. Duro and J. Feldman).

20.00-21.00 h.
Location: Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia (RAMC)(c/ Carme, 47)Gimbernat Anatomical Theatre

Concert: Concert: “Music from Syria and the Kurdistan.”
By the Gani Mirzo Band. Neila BenBey (singer), Francesc Puig (clarinet), Juan J. Barreda (flamenco guitar), and Gani Mirzo (ud, buzuk, composer).

March 4, Friday#

17.00-19.00 h
Location: IEC, Prat de la Riba Room

InterSection Workshop: “Women, migrations and war”

Convenor: Mitsi Ito

  • Mitsi Ito, New York, Barcelona
    “How a New Yorker fell in love with Barcelona”
  • Maryam Ghafouri, Teheran, Madrid
    “Opportunities of Muslim women in the Western World”
  • Pere Castaño, Sabadell
    “Walking with immigrants”
  • Carmen Chica, Barcelona
    “Poetry in war, poetry on war”
  • Closing lecture: Salvador Giner, MAE, University of Barcelona
    “Is war a male affair?”

19.00-19.30 h
Location: IEC, Prat de la Riba Room

Commemoration of the International Year of Global Understanding
By Silvia Pellicer, YAE, University of Zaragoza: Women on the Move: The Transnational Era and the power of Art

19.30-20.30 h
Location: IEC, Cloister, 1st floor

Art exhibit#

Curator: Anna Wasmer

  • Digital art: Photomontage by Teresa Gironès: “The Book of Beasts. Palmira 2015.” Reflections of the dangers of power and the horrors of war.
    Introduced by Núria López Ribalta, critic of art
  • Paintings by Trini Sotos: “Women/Dones/Mujeres.” Reflections and aesthetics of female emotions
    Introduced by Eusebi Vila Delclòs, artist painter
20.30-21.00 h

Reception. IEC Cloister, ground floor.

With the collaboration of:

Barcelona Knowledge Hub




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