• The initiative merges art, science and technology, placing the public at the centre of the digital revolution
  • From 15 to 24 February, Mobile Week Barcelona will be offering a broad programme suitable for all ages, with talks, debates and children’s events, among other activities
  • Disseny Hub Barcelona will host the collective exhibition mWeek GALLERY, with works by 10 artists who use technology in their creative processes

Barcelona, 8 February 2018.Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) has presented the programme for the second Mobile Week Barcelona, an initiative that merges art, science and technology to create spaces for collective reflection on the digital transformation and its impact on modern society. The Future of today, the theme for the initiative, which places the general public at the centre of the technological revolution.

Between 15 and 24 February, a week before the GSMA Mobile World Congress, mWeekBCN has organised a broad programme with more than 120 free activities at around 90 sites throughout the city. Lectures, talks, discussions, art exhibitions, workshops and children’s events, among other activities, will provide a chance to examine the challenges, limits and opportunities of the digital transformation.

The project has consolidated its position since the first time it was held, in February 2017, when it exceeded all expectations and brought in over 2,000 visitors to 30 activities. mWeekBCN 2018 has grown and designed an offer involving over 100 speakers, 20 artists, 180 partners and an expected attendance of over 16,000 people.

The programme is divided into four areas of activity: mWeek TALKS, a discussion forum reflecting on how the digital revolution influences people’s lives; mWeek LAB, culture, technology, robotics and science workshops; mWeek KIDS, activities for all the family; and mWeek GALLERY, which consists of guided tours of innovation spaces, art exhibitions, film sessions and the exhibition ‘The Future of Today’ with 10 works from emerging artists that mix art and technology. The exhibition can be seen at the Disseny Hub Barcelona from 15 February to 4 March.

The impact of Mobile Week Barcelona reaches the whole city

Mobile Week Barcelona has the support of Barcelona City Hall and a number of private and public facilities, innovation spaces and research centres, such as the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), institutions such as TicSalut, and foundations such as Quo Artis. A number of initiatives and organisations in the city are involved with mWeek COMMUNITY, with the aim of expanding the impact of the event in the city. Partner institutions include the Institut de Estudis Catalans (Institute for Catalan Studies, IEC), the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture, CCCB) the Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona (Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan, PEMB), Art Barcelona and festivals such as In-Edit and Loop BCN.

Mobile Week Barcelona has an advisory board consisting of 10 renowned professionals and figures from the art, science and technology fields who are involved in creating the content of each mWeek TALK. The members include Pep Serra, director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (the National Art Museum of Catalonia); Jordi Serrano, founder of Future for Work, and Anna Veiga, R&D Manager for the Barcelona Stem Cell Bank at the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona.