Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 Barcelona | 08.09 - 24.11.24

In 2024, Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will come to Barcelona and its larger metropolitan region for its 15th edition.

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What is Manifesta

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating an eco-social transition through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities.

About Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 in Barcelona has been invited to explore pressing public debates, based around the topics of the democratisation of public life; the defence of public space in the face of privatisation; the need to combine social progress with environmental challenges; fragility in terms of housing, the movement of people, capital, data and economic as well as ecological crises.

Education and Mediation Programme

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our team

Each edition of Manifesta is managed by a mix of permanent international team members and local specialists. Manifesta works from its offices in Amsterdam and the Host City.

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Manifesta 15 Barcelona is made possible by the support of our partners.

Support Manifesta

Manifesta is supported by an ever-extending international network of partners including foundations, sponsors and individuals. Manifesta’s supporters share our interest in creating platforms for dialogue between art and society, exploring specific geopolitical and sociological issues and creating long-term change for cities. Manifesta is grateful to all its benefactors for their vital contributions throughout the years.


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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:

· Badalona

· Barcelona

· Cornellà de Llobregat

· El Prat de Llobregat

· Granollers

· L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

· Mataró

· Sabadell

· Sant Adrià de Besòs

· Santa Coloma de Gramenet

· Sant Cugat del Vallès

· Terrassa

Background factors

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. 

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