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Ephemeral Spaces and Radical Museology

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Design and Creation of Spaces.

Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.

This postgraduate course has enabled two great institutions to work together, the UPC School and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). The course sets an interesting challenge: to delve into the CCCB's past from a contemporary viewpoint. The ultimate objective is to provide tools to future specialists in exhibition design.

This close examination of the CCCB's archives will provide the core content of the two workshops on which the course is based. The first will examine the Centre's records and a review will be made of the exhibitions it has held since it first opened its doors in 1994. The second will look at exhibition spaces and how to approach them in a perceptive and sensitive manner.

 Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)


  • Train exhibition display specialists.
  • Cover all of the possible contexts involved in this field, from project design to set up.
  • Provide an intellectual and practical vision with the expressive possibilities in contemporary art exhibition.
  • Teach critical interpretation and encourage students¿ public speaking skills.

Who is it for

  • Architects or Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.
  • Designers (Interior, Industrial, Graphic)
  • Graduates in Art History, Museology, and Museum Design, or Fine Arts



Workshop Space
5 ECTS. 42 teaching hours.
Space Wokshop Support
4 ECTS. 36 teaching hours.
Workshop and Production Workshop
5 ECTS. 34 teaching hours.
Sensitive and emotional Workshop Space
4 ECTS. 40 teaching hours.
Ephemeral Space Complementary Activities
5 ECTS. 92 teaching hours.
Final Draft
7 ECTS. 44 teaching hours.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario
    Engineer. Head of the Production Unit CCCB
  • Pérez Valencia, Francisco José
    PhD in Fine Arts, painter and art curator and exhibitions

Academic coordination

  • Masferrer i Juliol, Cristina
    Interior & Graphic Designer

Teaching staff

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
  • Bosco, Roberta
    Journalist and cultural critique of Media Art and Net Art
  • Chaves Martínez, Norberto Rodolfo
    Architect. Essayist and professor, Corporate Identity assessor, Theory and cultural critique of architecture, brands and communication. Judge for awards and design competitions. Technical director for events.
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario
    Engineer. Head of the Production Unit CCCB
  • Freixes Melero, Daniel
    Architect and interior designer. Founder of Varis Arquitectes studio
  • Martínez Puerta, Oscar
    Curator, editor and para-designer in Oscar Guayabero study.
  • Masferrer Ordis, Mariona
  • Perello Ferrer, Antonia Maria
    Art Curator at the MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
  • Pérez Valencia, Francisco José
    PhD in Fine Arts, painter and art curator and exhibitions
  • Permanyer Barrier, Ignasi
  • Porras Zambrano, Gabriel
  • Rico Nieto, Juan Carlos
    PhD Architecture. Curator
  • Rodriguez Pombo, Jorge
  • Rousaud Baron, Fernando
  • Subirós Viñuales, Olga

General information 2016-17 EDITION

Next course
October 2017
30 ECTS (288 teaching hours)
Monday  10:30 to 14:30  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
C/ Montalegre, 5
Telephone: 617372896
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
4.850 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
This postgraduate course will be taught in Spanish.

Visiting Faculty in previous editions The Exhibition Space:
  • Juana Aizpuru, Gallery owner and ARCO and BIACS founder

  • Maria Luisa Bellido. Art history professsor at the Granada University

  • Fernando Martín Martín. PhD and Museology & contemporany art history professor at the University of Sevilla.

  • José Carlos Roldán. Art restorer at the CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

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