From the Carob to the Universe. Barcelona Dibuixa

As Miró said: "I always travel with a carob pod inside an envelope. It's a ritual. For me, and for Catalonia. The carob tree never loses its leaves. Its greenness is incredibly powerful. I am loyal to the carob tree, that's for sure!" With a series of playful and enjoyable drawing experiments, in this activity we will explore a carob pod. We will use our eyes, hands, ears, nose and tongue to explore what special characteristics this plant might have had for Joan Miró to always travel with it in his luggage. By focusing all our attention on something small and discreet, we are able to connect with the origins of all forms.

This activity is part of Barcelona Dibuixa, the city's major drawing festival. In this edition, all the workshops focus on Barcelona as World Capital of Sustainable Food, with a related slogan connecting the two while also playing with a double meaning: "Eat the world."

Activity conceived and led by Julia Abalde, illustrator and educator

Barcelona Dibuixa is organised by Barcelona Cultura and the Museu Picasso.

This activity is complemented by Carob: the Mediterranean Chocolate, a talk and tasting session of carob-based products, coordinated by the Centre Cívic el Sortidor, a community centre specialised in culture and gastronomy. Hosted by Menjamiques, we will reveal carob's properties, secrets and curiosities. We will also see tempting ways of including it in our diet while defending its place on your tables, to enjoy it without biases. A free activity in the Carob Tree Patio of the Fundació Joan Miró, Sunday 24 October at 11.30 pm and 12.30 pm. Reserve in advance through Centre Cívic El Sortidor

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Workshop Space at the Fundació Joan Miró


Sunday 24 October, from 11 am to 3 pm, and from 4 pm to 7 pm. 45-minute sessions starting on the hour.


Activity for all ages


Free activity


Reservation: Barcelona Dibuixa

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