Science Friction. Living Among Companion Species


The starting point of the exhibition "Friction Science. Life among Companion Species" is the scientific evidence that all species on the planet are linked by symbiotic and interdependent relationships. In nature there is no autonomous organism: we are all part of integrated ecosystems. Species create a network of collaborations, mutations and exchanges in which we coexist as partners. The consequence of this new paradigm is a change in the perception of our position: the human species is neither exceptional nor superior, and human supremacy is called into question, the idea that the whole of nature is at the service of our well-being. This change of perspective that the exhibition shows us is supported by the work of two key scientists in contemporary scientific culture: Donna Haraway and Lynn Margulis. Both share his interest in symbiosis and scientific communication.

The transition from anthropocentrism to biocentrism runs through this exhibition curated by Maria Ptqk. During the tour, the visitor will find a selection of artistic works in different media: immersive audiovisual and sound installations, virtual reality, painting, drawing and avant-garde cinema, as well as pieces of scientific dissemination.


€ 6 / € 4 reduced (1 exhibition)
€ 8 / € 6 reduced (2 exposures)

Free entrance

  • On Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the visit is free with prior reservation.
  • La Mercè festivals
  • Unemployed, Generalitat teaching card, friends of the CCCB, retirees with a Pink Card, ICOM members, children under 12 years of age, accredited journalists and a Disabled Card.