Barcelona 2018

PNT Barcelona Exhibit 2018

In 2018, the Postnormal Exhibit traveled to Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with the Blanquerna Futures Summer School (BFSS), a celebratory event in collaboration with the 30th anniversary of the Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona (PEMB). The theme for the 2018 BFSS was "The Futures of the Future". From 28 June - 7 July, The PNT Exhibit was housed at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communication and International Relations (Universitat Ramon Llull). The BFSS brought world renowned futures studies scholars to Barcelona for intensive classes and presentations with the PNT Exhibit available through the whole month of July.

BFSS Organiser and Deputy Director of the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies (CPPFS), Jordi Serra welcomes summer school participants and special guests to the Faculty of Communications and International Relations lobby where the Exhibit was housed.

Spectators look on at the banners elucidating key concepts of Postnormal Times.

CPPFS Director, Ziauddin Sardar,  discusses the minutiae of PNT with Josep M. Carbonell, the Dean of the School of Communication and International Relations, at the exhibit.



More than just a visual, those who come to the PNT exhibit can interact with Postnormal Times through info cards and multimedia displays


BFSS Poster

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