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  • “There is no document of Culture that is not at the same time a document of barbarism”

    Walter Benjamin (Berlín, 1892 - Portbou, 1940)

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Image 2024/03/30: "ELS MASSALLERAS". THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSICAL LIFE IN PORTBOU Image 2024/03/30: "ELS MASSALLERAS". THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSICAL LIFE IN PORTBOU
Image 2024/03/09: ROAD, ROADS OF ANTONIO MACHADO ... AND COLLIOURE Image 2024/03/09: ROAD, ROADS OF ANTONIO MACHADO ... AND COLLIOURE
Image 2024/04/27: EXPERIENCE AS RESISTANCE. READINGS BY WALTER BENJAMIN Image 2024/04/27: EXPERIENCE AS RESISTANCE. READINGS BY WALTER BENJAMIN
Image 2024/05/25. Philosophical Coffee In Divina Veritas Image 2024/05/25. Philosophical Coffee In Divina Veritas
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FEBRUARY-JUNE: KAFKA-BENJAMIN SEMINAR

THE KAFKA INTERFACE

New views on Franz Kafka (1893-1924) on the centenary of his death from the perspective of Walter Benjaamin. Kafka´s narrative work is seen from the problems that still challenge us today: violence, exile, economic and political transformations, immigration, historical memory, loneliness and law.

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2024/03/30: "ELS MASSALLERAS". THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSICAL LIFE IN PORTBOU

TRIBUTE TO THE MUSICIANS OF THE PAST

Act dedicated to the memory and remenbrance of these pioneers of music who filled the parties, dances, concerts… of that Portbou of progress and culture with their musical art.

2024/03/09: ROAD, ROADS OF ANTONIO MACHADO ... AND COLLIOURE

CONFERENCE ON ANTONIO MACHADO

A vision of the poet Antonio Machado y Collioure by Jacques Issorel, honorary professor at the University of Perpignan. He has been director of the Department of Hispanic Studies and director of the D.E.A. (doctoral course).

2024/04/27: EXPERIENCE AS RESISTANCE. READINGS BY WALTER BENJAMIN

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK BY LLUÍS MONTULL

Experience as resistance. Readings by Walter Benjamin presents how Walter Benjamin rethought the concept of philosophical experience based on resistance and uprooting. The book delves into how work offers significant tools to understand our present, ever closer to collapse.

2024/05/25. Philosophical Coffee In Divina Veritas

CONCIENCIA O COLAPSE

The critical thought ante a world that tumbled. Dialog with the philosopher Jordi Pigem, led by Ignasi Rifé, coordinator of Elea.

PRESENTATION OF DANIEL ROMANÍ´S BOOK "CATALUNYA, FILM SET". PORTBOU AND THE FILM "THE LAST FRONTIER"

Movie sets that can be visited.

Projection of images and musical performance by EROLA (voice) and Daniel Romaní on piano.

Image 22-24/09/23: 8th EDITION WALTER BENJAMIN PORTBOU SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 - "HISTORY AND MEMORY: EXILE AND RESISTANCE" Image 22-24/09/23: 8th EDITION WALTER BENJAMIN PORTBOU SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 - "HISTORY AND MEMORY: EXILE AND RESISTANCE"

22-24/09/23: 8th EDITION WALTER BENJAMIN PORTBOU SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 - "HISTORY AND MEMORY: EXILE AND RESISTANCE"

The 8th Summer School Walter Benjamin  will take place in Portbou from the 22nd September until the 24th September.  

Speakers: Cari Oriol Serres, Jordi Palou-Loverdos, Carme Alda Elorza, Sarra Barroso, Maria Gelpí, Amalia Rodríguez Monroy & Maria Maïlat. 

 

See complete programme below.

 

Languages lectures: Catalan, Spanish, French.  

Free admission. Reservations: info@passatgescultura.org  / +34. 660827023

 

Place Lectures, Film and Book presentations: Walter Benjamin House/Library (CasaWalter Benjamin/Biblioteca). Av. de Barcelona, 11.  

Place Exhibition:  Walter Benjamin Hall (Sala Walter Benjamin). Av. de Barcelona, 7.  

Place Opera: Sunday 24/09/23 (11.30 a.m.): Sala La Congesta. 

Place Commemorative Events: Sunday 24/09/23  (12.45 p.m.): Portbou cemetery.

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17/09/23: ILLUMINATIONS ON WALTER BENJAMIN. ADVANCE ACTS VIII WALTER BENJAMIN SUMMER SCHOOL

We invite you to participate in the Advance Acts of the VIII Walter Benjamin Summer School that will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, September 17, 2023.

-5:15 pm. Performance by the French artist Franck Ancel celebrating 20 years of annual performances around the Passages Memorial. From the station to the Passages Memorial and back to the Walter Benjamin Library.

-Exhibition <8 x 8> of 16 collages of album covers designed by artists on the French-Spanish border, in tribute to Le Rayon Vert by Marcel Duchamp and in relation to the Passages Memorial and Walter Benjamin.

-6 pm. Debate. Art as transformation: a Benjaminian paradigm. Based on the book Art and Transformation, an end-of-century look by Jesús Martínez Clarà. Participants: the author, Jesús Martínez Clarà, Gabriel, Cari Oriol Serres, and Pilar Parcerisas.

-7 pm. Screening of the film "Walter Benjamin. Exile from existence", by Christian Cabane (subtitled).

Starting at 5 pm; we look forward to seeing you!

Location: Walter Benjamin House/Library. Av. de Barcelona, 11. Portbou.

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GUIDED TOURS TO THE MEMORIAL PASSAGES TO WALTER BENJAMIN

We offer an itinerary through the main passages of Walter Benjamin in Portbou, including a tour to the Memorial Passages by Dani Karavan.

The Memorial is an homage to all those anonymous fugitives who go into exile in search of freedom. Recently, the Israeli artist has been awarded with the  Premi Nacional de Cultura 2016 (Catalan Culture Award) for this art work.  

We hope to see you soon in Portbou to discover the last passage of Walter Benjamin.

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