About Manifesta 15 Barcelona
Manifesta 15 Barcelona aims to reshape the relations between art, culture and society by investigating and catalysing socio-ecological change whilst being in continuous dialogue with both local communities and international cultural producers.
The power of Manifesta 15 is to revitalise, rethink and reclaim previously closed or unknown striking locations in which to present an innovative programme of performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, urban interventions and other activities.
For its 15th edition, in 2024, Manifesta will open for the first time in 12 cities in Barcelona’s metropolitan region for a period of 12 weeks. The twelve metropolitan cities which supported the Bid written by the municipality of Barcelona are:
· Cornellà de Llobregat
· El Prat de Llobregat
· L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
· Sant Adrià de Besòs
· Santa Coloma de Gramenet
· Sant Cugat del Vallès
There are numerous factors that have impacted the urban development of the City of Barcelona over the last decades. These include: the fast gentrification of the coastline and natural areas, the use of land for real estate development, the introduction of the Super Block model and the use of land for industrial transformation. City expansion is limited due to the natural barriers of the rivers, the sea and the mountains. However, rural and/or protected land are at risk because of the expansion of economic developments, such as the airport.