The New Barcelonians: Migration, Work and Family in the City

  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•06•11    19:00 - 19:00

    UNU-GCM is pleased to invited you to attend “The New Barcelonians: Migration, Work and Family in the City”, to take place on Thursday 11 June at 19h. This event is organized in collaboration with the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in parallel with our conference on Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-Cultural Change.

    The New Barcelonians: Migration, Work and Family in the City 

    What are the lives of immigrant women in Barcelona like? How have they established themselves and made a new home in this city? The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), based in Barcelona, has carried out research with immigrant women from diverse social and cultural origins to see how they have constructed personal and professional lives in our city, placing special emphasis on those aspects that affect women. The result is an impassioned panorama of the trajectories of women from all over the world, who have made Barcelona their home and that we now present for the first time to the public at the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona.


    19:00 Introduction by Parvati Nair, Director of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), Barcelona

    19:15 Women’s mobile lives:walking, sensing and belonging in urban spaces, Opening address by Maggie O’Neill, Professor at the School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham

    19:40 Presentation of “Women of the World. Home and Work in Barcelona”

    19:50 Discussion moderated by journalist Luis Benvenuty with the participants in the research project: Deepti Golani (India), Bombo Ndir (Senegal), and Joice Ortuño (Venezuela)

    To be followed by a reception.


    Simultaneous translation will be available in English and Catalan.

    The event is free and open to the public.


    Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
    Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona