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Casa Milà La Pedrera Barcelona

Casa Milà La Pedrera Barcelona

Wouldn’t you be excited if you were invited to indulge yourself a whole week in Art Nouveau… in Barcelona?

Wouldn’t you love to visit Barcelona’s famous museums with the most knowledgeable guides, attend concerts at mesmerizing locations and day after day listen to both seasoned and young Art Nouveau researchers from all over the world?

I am só excited!!!

Two more days, and then I’m off.

Header coupDefouet Congress 2015

Last week I received a list with the complete program, all complementary activities and a request to fill in my preferences. Piece-of-cake! Here’s my itinerary for the coming week.

Date Activity Location
24/6 Arrival Barcelona
25/6 Excursion Terrassa
Guided Tour Güell Pavilions
Official Opening University of Barcelona
Official Reception University of Barcelona
26/6 Presentations (strand 1) La Pedrera
Dinner and Concert Güell Pavilions’ Garden
27/6 Presentations (strand 2) La Pedrera
Guided Tour La Pedrera
Presentations (strand 4) La Pedrera
Guided Tour Palau Güell
Jazz Concert La Pedrera’s Rooftop
28/6 Presentations (strand 3) La Pedrera
Guided Tour Casa Amatller
Guided Tour Casa Lleó Morera
29/6 Excursion Reus and Tarragona
30/6 Free Day Hospital de la Santa Creu
i Sant Pau & Casa Batlló
1/7 Departure Barcelona

And of course I have to fit a concert at Palau de la Música Catalana in my busy schedule! Am I forgetting anything else?

Casa Batlló Barcelona

The themes of the presentation strands are as follows:
Strand 1 Breaking the Art Nouveau Glass Ceiling: The Women of Art Nouveau
Strand 2 The Eye of an Era: Art Nouveau Interpretations of the Feminine
Strand 3 The New Frontiers: Unveiling Art Nouveau Cities
Strand 4 Research and Doctoral Theses in Progress

I am most excited about the 1st and the 3rd strand as those are subjects that are close to my heart. But I am sure the other two strands will be interesting as well. I love to hear new things. Look at things from another angle. And improve my knowledge.

But what I think I am looking forward to the most is this: I will be meeting like-minded people from all over the world. People who love Art Nouveau. Who study the mind-blowing designs in Art Nouveau decorative arts, the sensational architecture that came alive at the turn of the century, or the psychology behind all that creativity. Passionate people, no doubt. And hopefully a few new friends for life.

PS. The coming week I’ll be communicating live from Barcelona, so if you like to be in the loop, follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter.

PPS. I finished reading the book!

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Art Nouveau European Route

cover page 2016 gaudi calendar

After this trip I have produced a 2016 Calendar with some of my photo’s of Gaudí’s beautiful architecture. You can see, and order my calendar when you click here.

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