Joan Clos i Matheu

Interview with Clos i Matheu (Parets del Vallès -Barcelona-, 1949) doctor and politician.

After years exercising the medical profession, both in the clinical and management aspects, he is appointed Director of the Sanitary Services of the City Council of Barcelona (1979-1983).

In 1983, he was councilor of the Barcelona City Council, chosen in the electoral lists of the PSC. First, he was responsible for the Public Health Area (1983-1987), then a councilor for the Ciutat Vella district (1987-1991), and four years later he was second deputy mayor, with direct responsibility over the area of Organization, Economy and Finance. (1991-1997).

He was Mayor of Barcelona (1997-2006) taking the relief of Pasqual Maragall.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of the Zapatero government (2006-2008).

Ambassador of Spain in Turkey (2008-2010).

Executive Director of UN-Habitat, the United Nations Program for Human Settlements (2010-2018).

Interviewer: Josep Maria Muñoz
Duration: 49:06 min
Date: July 18, 2018
Place: Carles Taché Gallery
Production: Benecé Produccions
Language: catalan

Interview with Joan Clos i Matheu of the Program Llegat Pasqual Maragall is subjected to a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Comercial 4.0 International license.


Collection of oral testimonies of people who have shared in different ways, parts of Pasqual Maragall's career.

This collection will be progressively expanded by incorporating new witnesses on a regular basis. The aim is to achieve a varied and complete vision of Catalan society at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century with the figure of Pasqual Maragall as a point of reference.

The interviews are recorded with audiovisual media, and have been carried out by José María Muñoz, director of L'Avenç. The versions available online are abbreviated versions. Whole interviews can be consulted for research purposes in the Maragall Archive by contacting the Foundation.