Interview

VICTÒRIA CARDONA. IRENE CASELLAS. icasellas@lrp.cat

“Our current lifestyle favours allergies”

Dr Victòria Cardona, Head of Allergology at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, explains the mysterious world of allergies

Manuel Quinto

Sharing life with Jimmy Jump

Manuel Quinto, a Catalan writer of original, humorous crime novels and a passionate film expert, told me some years ago of his friendship with the International Brigader Jimmy Jump. When James Jump’s memoirs were published, I remembered and rang Manuel. He was happy to do an interview: “anything for Jimmy Jump”

Joan Oliveras
President of the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

“Museums need a new relationship with society”

The businessman and jewellery designer Joan Oliveras (Barcelona, 1957) has been appointed the new president of the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC).What is your ideal MNAC, and what is achievable...

litus
Musician

“Playing in bars was my school and my university”

With a long career in music that goes back more than 15 years, the Terrassa-born musician, Carles Ruiz Bosch, artistically known as Litus, has come into the public spotlight as a member of the Late Motiv...

Sílvia de Lamo
Food, Innovation and Engineering (FoodIE) Research Group

“We’ll eat crickets and black fly larvae”

Does eating insects provide the solution to upcoming global food supply problems? Sílvia de Lamo from the Food, Innovation and Engineering (FoodIE) Research Group at Rovira i Virgili University shares her thoughts

Eudald Carbonell
Archaeologist

“Homo Sapiens must tear down hierarchies and leaders”

In his new book, ‘Matèria vivent, vida pensant’ (Living Matter, Thinking Life), the archaeologist explores the future of humans, arguing that as a species we have to do away with hierarchy and leadership

Marco Mezquida
Pianist and composer

“Whether it’s Ravel or pachanga, it’s important to play with people”

The pianist and composer from Menorca recently appeared at the Barcelona Jazz Festival, where he presented his album ‘Talismán’ and two collaborative projects with Chicuelo and Beethoven College

DAVID BUENO
NEUROSCIENTIST AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘L’ART DE PERSISTIR: UN VIATGE A LES PROFUNDITATS DEL CERVELL PER APRENDRE A GESTIONAR EL CANVI I LA INCERTESA’ (THE ART OF PERSISTING

Persistence not resistance

In times of change and uncertainty such as we are now experiencing, resisting is not enough says David Bueno, who argues that we have to persevere, while also warning that crises can make some societies more authoritarian

Quartet Gerhard
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“Coming back home is the best way to celebrate 10 years”

The Quartet Gerhard, one of the Catalan music groups with the most international recognition, has left Berlin after seven years to return to Catalonia, where they formed 10 years ago. Lluís Castán (violin),...

Carme Portaceli
New head of the Catalan National Theatre (TNC)

“The TNC must be a gateway for Catalan theatre”

The TNC recently appointed Portaceli as the new artistic director of Catalonia’s National Theatre for the 2021-2027 period. She will join the theatre as a programmer in September and is excited to take...