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

Manifesta 15 Barcelona: F&Q

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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  • Thu 7 Dec

    Pre-biennial Manifesta 15 Participant: Diversorium Open Call For Participation

  • Tue 21 Nov

    Manifesta 15 Barcelona unveils the jury members for the Open Call!

  • Thu 2 Nov

    Manifesta 15 x Asian Film Festival

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 Launches its Open Call

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 x 48h Open House BCN

  • Wed 11 Oct

    Manifesta 15 x LOOP Barcelona

Manifesta 15 x 48h Open House BCN

Wed 11 Oct

48h Open House BCN at Editorial Gustavo Gili

On the 22nd of October, Manifesta 15 will have the pleasure to collaborate with 48h Open House BCN by opening the doors of its headquarters, offering guided tours from 10.00 to 19.00. Located inside one of the Eixample’s residential blocks, the former head office of the publishers Editorial Gustavo Gili was built between 1954 and 1960 and was awarded the FAD Prize for Architecture in 1961. It is an astonishing building and one of the best example of 1950s rationalist architecture in Barcelona.

The 14th edition of the 48h Open House BCN architecture festival returns this year to highlight the elements that make up the rich architectural collage of the city. This edition, which will take place on Saturday the 21st of October and Sunday the 22nd of October 2023, aims to investigate the micro-narratives that can be extracted from the detail of the buildings. The result will not be a single story, but a network made up of origins, contaminations, similarities and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climate adaptation, social policy, economic contexts, regulatory requirements and new digital opportunities.

During 48h, Open House Barcelona offers short, guided tours in buildings that are normally closed to the public or have a relevant place in the history of Barcelona. 128 buildings will open to the public in 7 cities across the metropolitan region: Barcelona, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Joan Despí, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Vilassar de Dalt and Sitges.

Come by on the 22nd of October from 10.00 to 19.00 to discover this architectural gem and learn more about Manifesta 15 Barcelona. We will offer tours in English and Catalan for groups of 20 people max. Prior registration is not required for this event. More information here.

Gustavo Gili Publishing House. C/ del Rosselló, 87-89, 08029 Barcelona

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