Holder of the Chair:

Dr. Joan Fuster-Sobrepere

Doctor in History from Pompeu Fabra University and degree in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is currently an associate professor at the UOC where he directs the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Founder and director of the Master in Humanities: contemporary art, literature and culture. He is part of the consolidated research group Identicat, and his research has focused on the political and cultural history of Catalonia in contemporary times and especially in the city of Barcelona.

Co-holder of the Chair:

Dr. Alfons Martinell Sempere

Doctor in Pedagogy from the University of Girona, degree in Philosophy and Letters from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a member of the Spanish Network for Sustainable Development (SDSN). He has been General Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. He is honorary director of the UNESCO Chair: Cultural Policies and Cooperation, and professor emeritus at the University of Girona.

Director of the Pau Casals Foundation:

Jordi Pardo

Degree in Geography and History and master’s degree from ESADE. Member of the group of experts in cultural policies UNESCO 2011-2015; member of the team of experts of the European Commission for the cultural capitals of Europe 2012-2016. He has directed and advised cultural projects in different countries in Europe, Asia and America. Visiting professor at various universities in Spain.

Historical and documentary advice:

Núria Ballester

Graduate in Art History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Master in Cultural Heritage Management and Museology from the University of Barcelona. Director of the Pau Casals Museum and with a long experience in the fields of management, conservation, research and dissemination of heritage. She is responsible for the management of the collections and documentary collection of Pau Casals.

Technical assistance of the Chair:

Marina Galbe

Cultural management and support to the design of cultural projects and communication processes.