Francisco Jarauta opens the Cultural Observatory new lecture series


Francisco Jarauta is set to deliver his Mapas para pensar el mundo contemporáneo (Maps for devising the contemporary world) conference at 19:30 on 4th March at IED Master, marking the start of a new series of Cultural Observatory events.

The Cultural Observatory is the ideal setting from which to analyse and explore the immediate future through the telling accounts of prominent experts from a wide range of different disciplines, including sociology, economics, politics and art. The ultimate aim is to outline the shape of the current global outlook, pinpoint problems and possible solutions, identify those trends and values that are going to take root over the years to come and, from there, construct the premises to act as the building blocks for a habitable world.

With this in mind, the Cultural Observatory attached to IED Madrid is offering free conferences to any of us interested in finding out where the creative world is heading. The conferences will be tackled from a variety of different standpoints and will boast the participation of leading international figures from the world of design and philosophy.

Francisco Jarauta. Professor of Philosophy at the University of Murcia and guest lecturer at numerous European and American universities. Francisco’s work focuses primarily on the fields of philosophy of culture, the history of ideas and the aesthetics and theory of art. Among his many publications, we would highlight: La transformación de la conciencia moderna (1991), Escenarios de la globalización (1997), Poéticas/Políticas (2001), Desafíos de la Mundialización (2002) and Escritura suspendida (2004). He has been the curator of numerous international exhibitions, the most recent of which include "Arquitectura radical" (2002), "Micro-Utopías. Arte y Arquitectura" (2003) and "Desde el puente de los años. Paul Celan – Gisèle Celan-Lestrange" (2004). He has also served as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Trustees of Madrid’s MNCARS museum, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art) and the Governing Council of the IVAM museum (Valencia). He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Iride, Experimenta, Pluriverso, Le Monde Diplomatique, World Political Forum and the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi (Modena). He is a member of the Géophilosophie de l’Europe group and also coordinator of Grupo Tánger. In addition, he directs the Observatorio de Análisis de Tendencias (Trend Analysis Observatory) attached to Fundación Marcelino Botín, the Arquilectura collection and the Scientific Committee of the Istituto Europeo di Design (Madrid).

Free entrance.
IED Master, 19:30
c/ Larra, 14

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