Who makes it possible?

The City and Science Biennial is a project promoted by Barcelona City Council through Barcelona Science and Universities, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport in the framework of the Cultural and Scientific Capital of Barcelona.

This edition of the Biennial is being held simultaneously in Barcelona and Madrid with the collaboration of the Círculo de Bellas Artes from Madrid and the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT).

The activities of this Biennial have been proposed by an independent curatorship.

Curatorship Barcelona

  • Helen Cole
    Helen Cole

    Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), she holds a PhD in Public Health and a master’s degree in Health Behaviour and Health Education. Her work explores how healthier cities can also become equitable, placing urban health interventions in the context of broader social and political environments. She is also vice-director and co-leader of two lines of research at the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability.

  • Josep Perelló
    Josep Perelló

    Professor in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Barcelona (UB), researcher at the UB Institute of Complex Systems (UBICS) and creator of the OpenSystems-UB group, which promotes scientific research projects with citizen participation and artistic practices. He participates in collective citizen science experiments for public space. He has been responsible for and curator of the Science Area at Arts Santa Mònica on behalf of the UB, as well as curator of the Biennial City and Science 2019, among others.

  • Lluís Nacenta
    Lluís Nacenta

    Curator, writer, musician and researcher in the space of confluence of music, art, technology and science. He holds a degree in Mathematics, a higher degree in Piano, a master's degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought and a doctorate in Humanities. He has been head of Masters and Postgraduate courses at Eina, University Centre of Design and Art in Barcelona, director of Hangar, Centre for Production and Research in the Visual Arts, and is currently director of Quo Artis.

Curatorship Madrid

  • Elea Giménez
    Elea Giménez Toledo

    PhD in Documentation, she is a tenured scientist at the CSIC and director of the Research Group on Academic Books. Between 2020 and 2022 she directed the CSIC's Centre for Human and Social Sciences. She coordinates the Interdisciplinary Telematic Platform ES-CIENCIA and is a member of the OPERAS Scientific Committee on open knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences. She participates in several advisory committees of international institutions in the field of science and communication.

  • José Manuel Sánchez Ron
    José Manuel Sánchez Ron

    With a degree and doctorate in Physics, he is an professor emeritusof History of Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, of which he is currently deputy director. He is also an academic at other institutions and has received numerous awards for his essays and popular works. He is the author of more than 400 works in the field of the history of science and essays. He has curated several exhibitions.