The Association Orientalia and Atmósfera Oriental, in collaboration with Casa Asia, among others, organises the celebration of Diwali, Hindu New Year. Diwali also celebrates to victory of good over bad, the path towards light and virtue. It is also known as "the festival of light" given the traditional lighting.
Casa Asia presents the exhibition project by the artist Esther Pizarro and curated by Menene Gras Balaguer, consisting of the creation of a Japanese garden, understood as a copy of natural landscape and the construction of a cultural identity. This project brings together the expression of a milennial tradition represented in the figure of a "Japanese Garden" and its validity in the work of architects and landscapists that have adopted as a role their aesthetic ideology, such as Tadao Ando, Isamo Noguchi, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban.
If you are planning a visit to Burma (Myanmar), are fascinated by Burmese culture or would simply like to learn some of the fascinating Burmese language, Casa Asia offers a unique opportunity: Dr Justin Watkins, expert in Burmese language and linguistics of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London will teach this intensive beginners' course in Burmese language.
Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and Indian Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for “her struggle against children and young people's oppression and for the right of all children to educations", announced by the Nobel Prize Commitee in Oslo.
Bernardo Villegas, Doctor in Economy by Harvard University and Vice President of the University of Asia and the Pacific of Manila (the Philippines), took part last week in a business encounter at Casa Asia to analyse business opportunities that ASEAN and specifically the Philippines represent for foreign companies in Asia.
Casa Asia and CultRuta offer an indian cultural route in Barcelona to make known the history of Indian immigration in Barcelona and how this community contributes nowdays to the richness that having a diverse city involves.