Cosmopolitan, vibrant and intoxicating, Barcelona is the jewel of Spain's Mediterranean coast. Founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, the capital of Catalonia stays young by welcoming new ideas that fuse perfectly with its rich past. Through the years, Barcelona's creative citizens have pushed innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Barcelona's spectacular cityscape and the works of creative visionaries are a feast for the eyes. Delve into several facets of Barcelona's history. Walk through the Barri Gotic, where the narrow warren of streets will transport you to medieval Barcelona, and marvel at the whimsical genius of Gaudi in the Eixample district. Stroll through the streets of El Born, where medieval knights once jousted, to see the Santa Maria del Mar, an imposing 14th-century church built in the Gothic style of Catalonia. Immerse yourself in Barcelona, and discover a unique and wonderful city.
Day 1: Depart for Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Barcelona - The History of Catalonia and Barcelona
Day 3: Barcelona - The Barri Gotic
Day 4: Barcelona - Modernism and Antoni Gaudi
Day 5: Figueres / Cadaques / Port Lligat
Day 6: Barcelona - Through the Eyes of Picasso
Day 7: Montserrat / Penedes Wine Country
Day 8: Barcelona - Contemporary Catalonia
Day 9: Depart Barcelona for US
Lorie Loeb is a professor in the computer science department at Dartmouth College, Director of the Digital Arts Program, and the Executive Director of the Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab. The DALI Lab got its name and inspiration from a trip to Salvador Dali's home and studio in Portlligat, Spain and the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain. The DALI Lab is an experiential learning lab where students design and develop technology tools that merge art, science, design and technology to help our partners communicate effectively and maximize impact. Participants approach work with a spirit of creativity, whimsy and innovation that is inspired by Salvador's ability to transform the ordinary in to the extraordinary. In 2015 Lorie was named one of the 10 most inspiring faculty members at Dartmouth by the class of 2009. DALI's partners include NASA, Deloitte Innovation Garage in Germany, faculty from across campus, The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, The Schweitzer Fellowship Program, and students with entrepreneurial ideas.
Lorie is also the President/co-Founder of TellEmotion, Inc, a social entrepreneurship start-up aimed at motivating people to change behavior and conserve resources. Before coming to Dartmouth, Lorie was Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She has been awarded two patents, is the recipient of the Fulbright and the Whiting Foundation Fellowships. Lorie is an artist as well as a technologist. Films she worked on won many awards, including two Emmy Awards and a Cine Golden Eagle Award. Films she animated have had screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Film Festival, the NY Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial.