Swab talks with Benedetta Tagliabue

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab ” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today meet Benedetta Tagliabue, architect based in Barcelona and founder and CEO of Enric Miralles Foundation, whose goal is to promote experimental architecture. Among other recognitions, her work received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005.

I am Benedetta Tagliabue. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?

Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?
Barcelona inspires me deeply. So do the other cities in my life, like Venice.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?
I think the syllables of Mariscal define the city very well, Bar-cel-ona, especially the final part: cel and ona.

A place in the city that connects you with art?
The old town, for its architecture.

A message to young creatives?
Always invent and let your imagination come true.