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One of the strongest points of Jiwar is its magnificent space. The house where the residence is settled is part of the heritage of the city of Barcelona, it is located in Asturies, one of the most loved pedestrian streets in Barcelona. At the backyard of the house a huge...

PROJECTS

We believe in the transforming power of every creative process. Jiwar builds new projects often en partnership with local institutions or associations. We bring together professionals from different disciplines and cultures who would enrich each other through project implementing.

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NETWORKS

Jiwar works en network with various local and international institutions and associations.

ABOUT US

Jiwar Creació i Societat has been for seven and a half years a space of creation and residency of artists. The project is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of JIWAR, an Arabic word that literally means neighbourhood, evoking a philosophy of life that involves bringing values and connecting experiences.

Jiwar Creació i Societat has been for seven and a half years a space of creation and residency of artists. The project is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of JIWAR, an Arabic word that literally means neighbourhood, evoking a philosophy of life that involves bringing values and connecting experiences. Jiwar residency has been an organic project that has meant, after all, a way of life for the people who have given themselves to the project and have made it possible. During these years, the project has wanted to be given coherence from a triple perspective integrating different disciplines in the same space: promoting interaction with the neighbourhood and the city, creating creative value-carrying dialogues and, placing a special emphasis, will and resources to host non-Western artists. 327 artists have passed, 272 of them in Jiwar’s own programs and the rest from collaborations with other institutions. Through these years Jiwar has also consolidated several projects: Making neighbourhood (5 editions), Xabaca (2 editions), Writing Program (5 editions), l’Hort de la Vila (in force since 2013), Africa Centre collaboration (5 editions) and the Exchange Program (2 editions with Tbilisi and Marrakech).

This first stage of the project ends now with the closure of the physical residence space. From now on a new mental space opens in which Jiwar can grow by working on content and from specific projects. This new space of possibility would not be possible without the human wealth, the professional experience, the constant discovery, and the passion of these seven and a half years of residences.

To all of you who have been part of this wonderful journey, thank you very much.

Lets move on together!