Journalist, philosopher and writer

Josep Ramoneda

Journalist, philosopher and writer. He is editor-in-chief of La Maleta de Portbou, a review of the humanities and the economy, besides being director of the European School of Humanities, two projects which aim to think about the future by considering the technological, cultural, social and geopolitical ruptures of today. He is a regular columnist in newspapers like El País and ARA and works with the radio station Cadena Ser, as well as being president of the publishing conglomerate Grup 62. He has published many essays over the years, among them Apologia del present. Assaigs de fi de segle (Apology for the Present: Essays for the End of the Century, Edicions 62, 1989), Después de la pasión política (After the Political Passion, Taurus, 1999), Contra la indiferencia. Apología de la Ilustración (Against Indifference: Apology for the Enlightenment, Galaxia Gutenberg, 2010), and La izquierda necesaria (The Necessary Left, RBA Libros, 2012). He was director of the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) from 1989 until 2011, president of the Institut de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (IRI) in Paris (2009-2014), director of the Institute of Humanities (1986-1989), a columnist for the daily La Vanguardia (1980-1996), and a lecturer in Contemporary Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1975-1990). He was awarded the 2012 City of Barcelona Prize for International Projection and the 2013 National Prize for Culture of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia.