Born Centre Cultural
El Born CCM is a space created for the city to encourage and promote the remembrance of local and national events, as well as those affecting communities around the world. Four areas of activity make this aim possible: carrying out neighbourhood activities to foster information about the events that have left their mark on urban memory and local history; organising events and debates at the headquarters in El Born; providing continuous training; and offering a range of cultural and artistic events that promote national programmes and international projects relating to memory and intangible heritage.
El Born CCM is housed in a building that was formerly El Born market, which opened in 1876. The building forms part of other architectural interventions dating from a historical period in which Barcelona was immersed in the European modernist movement. An archaeological site was found in the subsoil, revealing traces of the demarcations of streets and houses Barcelona of the 1700s, serving as a testament both to life in the city and the consequences of the siege of 1714.
El Born CCM recognises the significance of the many historical layers that inhabit the site and its memory, and is sensitive to the symbolic importance of the space: a place for supplies, food and exchange, which El Born CCM has converted into a forum for meetings and debates, a space for learning and for enjoying artistic works that reflect on the memory of the facts and events that form human culture.
Information provided in part by: elbornculturaimemoria.barcelona.cat