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The City: Public Space/Private Interests From 24 November 2016 to 26 January 2017
The City: Public Space/Private Interests

Lecture series organised in collaboration with the Territorio Racional y Sostenible group. We will discuss fundamental concepts like the "social function of property", "public interest" and "public property" and how they are present in and applied to different processes of public asset management and environmental protection.

To Be Public From 11 to 20 November 2016
To Be Public

The theme of this festival is the public. Our starting point is the gathering of people who have come together because each of them, individually, has decided to do the same: buy a ticket and come to watch tonight's performance at La Casa Encendida. But is that the only thing we have in common?

Forgotten Crises III: Making the Invisible Visible

In this 3rd edition of the series, we continue to shine a spotlight on some of the crises that exist on our planet—a combination of social, political and economic causes and consequences with humanitarian repercussions—and yet do not receive sufficient attention from governments, international organisations or the general public.

Café Scientifique 2016 From 15 to 16 November 2016
Café Scientifique 2016

We’re happy to announce, in partnership with the British Council, the next instalment of this series, which offers a different approach to science by organising debates in a relaxed, welcoming setting. On this occasion, under the title "Constructions", we will discuss sustainable cities, a pressing need for our planet.

  • 15 November 2016
    Sustainable Buildings: Renovation
    Talks Sustainable Buildings: Renovation

    In the first of the two Café Scientifique sessions on "Constructions", we will talk about renovating buildings in the (…)

  • 16 November 2016
    Sustainable Buildings: New Build
    Talks Sustainable Buildings: New Build

    The second Café Scientifique on "Constructions" will discuss the topic of building regulations, which are (…)

African film and discussions From 03 to 11 November 2016
African film and discussions

This series aims to use film as an eye-opening, thought-provoking tool, bringing the reality of Africa closer to Spanish society through the continent's own cultural production.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion with guests who are familiar with the reality portrayed in the films.

Expanding the Battlefield From 13 October to 03 November 2016
Expanding the Battlefield

This series presents three films followed by discussions and a lecture that will analyse, from a philosophical perspective, the battlefield which is shaping 21st-century society: a theatre of war that encompasses every stage of life and all social classes, with victors and vanquished. Thursdays, 13 October – 3 November.

9th Kid City Symposium From 06 to 08 October 2016
9th Kid City Symposium

In this ninth edition of Kid City, we will analyse and debate the interdependencies between children, play and the city with education, sociology, psychology and urban planning professionals.

Birders 2016 From 04 to 25 October 2016
Birders 2016

The fascination that some people feel for birds may be explained by the age-old human dream of flying. In collaboration with SEO/BirdLife, we're offering another edition of this documentary series devoted to birds and the human professionals or amateurs who spend part of their lives studying and protecting them.

2nd Symposium on Gentrification From 27 to 29 September 2016
2nd Symposium on Gentrification

A city and its neighbourhoods, neighbourhoods that build a city. All are welcome to listen, learn and discuss at this symposium, consisting of two parts: a journey of discovery and debate through the Lavapiés neighbourhood, and a workshop on gentrification in the activity rooms at La Casa Encendida.

ÍDEM 2016. International Performing Arts Festival

The ÍDEM Festival is back, packed with amazing proposals for 2016 that invite us to empathise with those around us, guided by artists with very different ideas, languages and talents: artistic projects created in, by, for, from and with the community.

Energy in the Buildings of the Future

We will discuss the keys to designing truly sustainable buildings, using energy-efficient solutions and renewable energy sources to achieve the goal of near zero-energy use in the not-so-distant future.

2016 Princesses and Darthvaders From 10 to 12 June 2016
2016 Princesses and Darthvaders

From 10 to 12 June, we'll be hosting the second edition of Princesses and Darthvaders, putting humour and creativity with a feminine slant back on the guerrilla warpath. Featuring appearances by Patricia Sornosa, Nikki García (El Mundo Today), Andrea Compton, Sara Hebe and the collective Cosita Seria Sistema de Sonido, among others.

Film series: "The Voice of the Voiceless", 2016

Three sessions of documentaries and talks to analyse the topic of education for development.

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