The PEI returns for a 14-month program, from March 2023 to June 2024, organized in three teaching periods and a final period dedicated to formalizing and presenting personal and collective research.

The teaching formats are diverse and flexible, such as single-issue courses, talks, workshops, urban tours, collective reading spaces, celebrations, master classes and international seminars.

The PEI Oberts seminars take place every trimester and focus intensely on a specific theme. In addition, other formats such as workshops and courses will have open places for the public and specific local groups. In turn, the museum's exhibitions and relevant guests from MACBA's public program serve as case studies and underpin different areas of work in the PEI. The contents and part of the guests continue to be geopolitically linked to the global South, and in this edition the discursive focus is extended to the African continent.

One of the most relevant aspects of the PEI's history is linked to its student community, half of which have come from Latin American countries. This highly diverse community critically observes the complexity of the PEI’s local context. The program takes place in a contemporary art museum located in the neighborhood of Raval, where multiple identities, dissident subjectivities and migrants from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America coexist.

Research programme
The program proposes a learning methodology that takes place through a group of people meeting each other in a specific context, where the participants explore and critically respond to specific projects. The lectures are organized each month in a collective reading group and a laboratory space is reserved for the participants, in which they can organize themselves independently or work within the collective processes.

Personal Research
Throughout the course each student must conduct personal research, (individual or in a group of maximum 4 people). The initial proposal of this research is expected to evolve, expand and transform throughout the PEI.

Collective research groups
Collective research groups are an inherent part of the PEI's work methodology. During the first trimester, between three and six lines of research are proposed, along with formats and tools that come from artistic practice and research. Each student must participate in a group (between 6 and 12 people), which will have a tutor and monthly monitoring. These proposals are open to change, adapting to the students’ profile.

Tutoring and formats
The last trimester focuses more intensely on the preparation of the research projects to be presented in June.

The tutoring program includes monthly meetings and collective tutorials to share information about the status and processes of the research work. The tutors are people linked to the PEI community (members of the academic administration, former students of the PEI, professors of the program, museum staff...).

Both individual and collective research can take different formats: performative, textual, film, public program, curated project or academic research, among others.