About us

Jiwar Creation and Society is a residency that hosts and supports all professionals whose work is based on or inspired by urban space. Located in a heritage house in the heart of Gràcia district, Jiwar is unique for its space and environment, it is a place where to create and share.


The concept of the project is inspired from the Mediterranean tradition of Jiwar, an arab word which literally means neighbourhood. Jiwar refers to the art of establishing a creative and sustainable relation between neighbours in a district. Beyond this meaning, Jiwar evokes a philosophy of life that consists of neighbouring values and bridging experiences. Jiwar Residency promotes inter-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange in the district as well as the city of Barcelona.


Founded in October 2011, the space is open to all professionals who create and reflect on urban space, and whose work use the city as a material of inspiration or investigation: artists, architects, social activists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, city policy makers etc.

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