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Ephemeral Spaces and Radical Museology

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Design and Creation of Spaces.

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.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Basadonna Andújar, Arnaldo
  • Corea Dellepiane, Mario
    Industrial engineer. Production head of the Art Department of Exhibitions, Fundació Bancària "la Caixa". Previously, production head of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (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
    Industrial engineer. Production head of the Art Department of Exhibitions, Fundació Bancària "la Caixa". Previously, production head of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
  • Freixes Melero, Daniel
    Architect and interior designer. Founder of Varis Arquitectes studio
  • García Aguirre, Francisco Javier
    Diseñador de iluminación. Músico. Integrante de Teatro de los Sentidos desde 1996, realiza un trabajo de formación e investigación del lenguaje de los sentidos. Es diseñador de iluminación de las producciones de la compañía, músico y fotógrafo. En el área educativa es profesor en el Posgrado en Lenguaje Sensorial y Poética del Juego de la Universitat de Girona y profesor y coordinador de diversos talleres monográficos.
  • Martínez Puerta, Oscar
    Curator, editor and para-designer in Oscar Guayabero study.
  • Masferrer Ordis, Mariona
    Psicóloga y escritora. Finalista de los premios Donna y Montserrat Roig. Socia de la Asociación de Escritores en Lengua Catalana.
  • 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
    Historiador del Arte.
  • Pezzullo, Giovanna
    Diseñadora de paisajes olfativos. Actriz, dramaturga, profesora de lenguaje sensorial, formadora de actores y smell designer. Estudia historia del arte en la Universitá Statale di Milano y se forma como actriz, entre otras, en la Escuela de Arte Dramático Il Piccolo de Giorgio Strehler. Desde el 1999 trabaja con la Compañía Internacional Teatro de los sentidos, dirigida por Enrique Vargas. Coordina el máster "Imagen sensorial y poética del juego" organizado junto a la Fundació Universitat de Girona y Caixa d'Eines del Teatro de los Sentidos.
  • Porras Zambrano, Gabriel
    Técnico de Iluminación de la Unidad de Producción del Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona. Responsable del diseño y montaje de la iluminación de las Exposiciones y Festivales del CCCB.
  • Rodriguez Pombo, Jorge
  • Rousaud Baron, Fernando
  • Subirós Viñuales, Olga
    Arquitecta y directora creativa en proyectos museográficos y expositivos.

General information

30 ECTS (288 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:15/10/2018Classes end:18/06/2019Programme ends: 30/09/2019
Monday  10:30 to 14:30  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
C/ Montalegre, 5
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 65
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. 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
5.000 €
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
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme
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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