Judit Carrera is the director of the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), a multidisciplinary cultural centre devoted to cities, public space and other key aspects of contemporary societies. The CCCB organises thematic exhibitions, film, music and literary festivals, as well as series of lectures, readings and seminars, and is deeply rooted in Barcelona and open to the world. At the CCCB, she has led the European Prize for Urban Public Space, an architecture award to recognize and promote the best interventions to improve public spaces in European cities. With more than twenty years’ experience in the areas of culture and international relations, she has been a columnist for the newspapers El País and the Barcelona-based Ara. Judit Carrera has a degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CCCB) and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies from the Institut d’Études Politiques – Sciences Po in Paris. Before joining the CCCB, she worked at UNESCO (Paris) and in the International Relations Department of the Barcelona City Council. She is currently a member of the of the editorial Board of the magazines Barcelona Metropolis and Public Culture.