5th Walter Benjamin Memorial International Prize 2020-21

The prize, based on the cross-disciplinary nature of the Jewish-German author’s work, mainly aims to support the theoretical task undertaken by professionals linked with the study of art, photography, architecture, city planning, cinema, philosophy, history, literature, sociology, and so on.

In all cases, priority will be given to projects that incorporate issues concerning the history and memory of the twentieth century. The prize will be held every two years.

The admission schedule will be from 1 to 30 June 2021, both inclusive.


The rules can be consulted here.

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Organisation of Jury:

Chairperson, Sònia Martínez (President of the MUME Consortium and mayoress of la Jonquera)

Members of the Prize Jury, Francesc Abad (visual artist), Xavier Antich (UdG), Àngel Quintana (UdG), Erdmut Wizisla (Walter Benjamin Archive, Berlin), Jörg Zimmer (UdG, Walter Benjamin Chair, Memory and Exile), Nathalie Raoux (Historian– Centre Simmel/EHESS) i Bruno Tackels (philosopher).

Coordination and Secretariat, Alfons Quera (Director of MUME) and Maximiliano Fuentes (Director of Walter Benjamin Chair, Memory and Exile, UdG).