Jorge Carrión

Writer, doctor in Humanities and director of the Master’s degree in Creation at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. His latest books published are Librerías. Edición Ampliada (Anagrama, 2016) and Barcelona. Libro de los pasajes (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2017).

Jorge Carrión holds a Doctorate in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he teaches contemporary literature, creative writing and cultural journalism. From 2000 to 2005 he was a member of the editorial board of the now defunct magazine Lateral, and from 2006 to 2009 he co-directed the literary journal Quimera. He has been a contributor to the “Cultura/s” cultural supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia and the magazine Letras Libres for over ten years.

As an essayist, he has published three books: Viaje contra Espacio. Juan Goytisolo y W.G. Sebald (Iberoamericana, 2009), Teleshakespeare (Errata Naturae, 2011), and Librerías (Finalist in the 2013 Anagrama Essay Prize). He has edited the compilations El lugar de Piglia. Crítica sin ficción  (Candaya, 2008), Madrid / Barcelona. Literatura y ciudad (Iberoamericana, 2009) and Riplay (with Reinaldo Laddaga, Adriana Hidalgo, 2014), and written several travel books including Australia (Berenice, 2008) and Crónica de viaje (Aristas Martínez, 2014), as well as the novel trilogy Los muertos, Los huérfanos and Los turistas (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2014-2015).

He is co-curator, with Pablo Helguera, of the exhibition The Sebald Variations, and an advisor to the Kosmopolis festival.

Storytelling

Walking: A Thought Laboratory

Jorge Carrión

We’ve known it for centuries, but now it has been demonstrated by science and so seems to be even more certain than before. Walking stimulates creativity and thinking.

Storytelling

The emergence of the voice

Jorge Carrión

In a world of communications where writing and audiovisual formats prevail, the voice and sound are making their way into the foreground.

Technology

The Thing

Jorge Carrión

A short story about how we unwittingly found ourselves surrounded by sensors in an always-connected world.

Storytelling

Drawn Nonfiction: an Overview

Jorge Carrión

Reflection is a linguistic and an imagined process, we talk about illustrated essays, cartoon journalism, visual journalism, sketching, and visual thinking

Culture

A History of Novelty

Jorge Carrión

Review of the idea of what we mean by Novelty from the origins of the Western philosophical tradition, through variations and contributions of the concept until what Novelty is today.

Storytelling

History and its screens

Jorge Carrión

Infinitely fragmented into often contradictory figurations, History waits for each person to reconstruct their archipelago. And to interpret it once more.