Life from the kitchen

With the fact of living as the leitmotiv of this third edition, the City and Science Biennial begins with a relaxed conversation about something as everyday and necessary as cooking. At the opening event, which will take place in the Theatre Building of the CCCB, Ada Parellada, cook, chef and author of several books, will talk with Josep Perelló, professor at the University of Barcelona and one of the curators of this Biennial. Presented by journalist Mariola Dinarès, the conversation Living and living together, a view from the kitchen will bring the need to feed ourselves into connection with various topics that will come up throughout the days of the Biennial, such as life in cities, our relationship with the environment, the impact of our daily and culinary habits, and the science of everyday life.

The Theatre Building of the CCCB itself will host four installations in which art meets science throughout the Biennial, which can be visited on the first day from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (see also the opening times for the other days). Lygophilia, by Slovenian artist Robertina Šebjanič, brings us closer to biology and culture around two fascinating animals: the Mexican axolotl and the Slovenian proteus. Why should the scientific community be interested in art? - Artistic essays is the result of the work of a group of researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia who, under the coordination of physicist and mathematician Pep Vidal, have reflected on this question.

Two other installations that will be on view at the same venue are the winners of the S+T+ARTS Repairing the Present residencies, organised by the CCCB, Sónar and the UPC. They are the sound proposal Karst, by the artist Lugh O'Neill, and the installation Geo-Llum, by Samira Benini, which integrates microorganisms for ecological lighting. And also from the first day of the Biennial, in this case, at the headquarters of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the photographer Xavi Bou exhibits some of his works in which he captures the traces left by birds in flight. In Ornitographies: beauty and complexity hidden in the flight of birds, the photographer reveals the patterns hidden behind the collective and coordinated movement of these beings.

These proposals are the starting point for six days to enjoy the activities of the Biennial and the +Biennial. Check the full programme and organise your visit.