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11 October 2019

EINA participates in Imagine Circular Economy

Thirty students from the Design Degree in the subjects of Business for designers, 3rd year, and Design Management, 4th year, have participated in the disruptive innovation programme promoted by the Banco Sabadell Foundation and coordinated by Imagine Creativity Center, Imagine Circular Economy, which took place last October 7 in Barcelona.

The aim of the programme is to rethink and improve the way of consuming with reuse and recycling. The more than 200 participants met for teams in order to raise awareness and develop new ways of consumption and responsible use for citizens. The initiative was mentored by Georgina Curto, professor of the Degree in Design.

Imagine Circular Economy has the support of Aigües de Barcelona, Endesa and Epson, and with the participation of professionals and managers from entities that are sensitive to the circular economy sector, such as Sonia Mulero, director of the Banco Sabadell Foundation; Xavier Verdaguer from Imagine Creativity Center; Joan Escoté from Epson; Nerea de la Corte from the Endesa; Maria Monzó from Aigües de Barcelona; Jaume Barón from Barcelona Activa; Mateu Pereira from Corsegames; Juan Carlos Martel from Teatre Lliure, Pau de Solà-Morales, director of EINA; Verónica Kuchinow from Simbiosy; Berta Roca from Berta Roca & Co; Andrés Rodríguez from SpainMedia; Margarita Navia from BIST; Elisabet Alier from Aspapel; Joana Sánchez from INESDI Digital Business School; Jaume Gomà from Ulabox; and Adela Conchado, sustainability, innovation and circular economy consultant.

EINA participates in Imagine Circular Economy
11 October 2019

Exhibition “Màxima rectitud” by Pol Pintó

  • Opening Thursday 24 October at 7pm
  • Exhibition From 24 to 30 October
  • Monday to Saturday, from 16h to 20h
  • EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, Barcelona
  • Open to all audiences

The exhibition project "Màxima rectitud" (Maximum rectitude) is based on the fascination of the artist and graphic designer Pol Pintó for the billiards halls and a family and vital route that favours the liking for this sport.

For Pol Pintó the practice of this sport becomes a reflexive exercise, where the deterministic philosophical doctrine becomes visible. Billiard balls are causally determined by the cause-consequence chain, without chance taking a role at any time.

The compositions of the works come from a process that goes through the search for manuals on billiard techniques and exercises, reinterpreting didactic schemes in abstract geometries, thus acquiring a new aesthetic and conceptual dimension.

Motivated by the search for austerity and simplicity, all the works are made on untreated linen and the only ink used is plaster by billiard cue, or directly on recovered locks.

In order to make the works, a drawing pen has been used (a rope dyed and stretched at the ends), moving away from perfection, and allowing the error to be glimpsed, where the lines generate an inconstant and uncontrollable thickness, creating a very expressive texture with a single gesture, a gesture similar to the one used to propel the billiard ball with the cue.

Exhibition “Màxima rectitud” by Pol Pintó
11 October 2019

EINA in Barcelona Dibuixa with the workshop "From drawing to story"

The great drawing festival of the city Barcelona Dibuixa, formerly known as Big Draw, will take place on Sunday 20 October in four districts (Ciutat Vella, Sant Andreu, Sant Martí and Sants-Montjuïc).

Once again, EINA joins this initiative, organised by the Museu Picasso and the Institut de Cultura of Barcelona City Council, with the workshop "From drawing to story", given by Loreto Sepúlveda and Sofía Sánchez, alumni of the Postgraduate Diploma in creative illustration and visual communication techniques and of the Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design respectively.

The workshop is a proposal to encourage the natural narrative capacity of the human being through drawing as an instinctive tool for transmission, as a generator and facilitator of stories.

In "From drawing to story", rapid drawing will be exercised, collective creation will be practiced, the narrative capacities of the drawing itself will be expanded, the relationship of ideas and storytelling will be exercised and the participants will also discover their own capacities for the construction of fictions.

In Barcelona Dibuixa will also participate artists linked to EINA such as Jordi Duró, professor of the Degree in Design and the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration.

Barcelona Dibuixa 2019
7 October 2019

Day "Utopia is reality!"

  • October 9, from 4pm to 7pm
  • Classrooms B + C of the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Pl. Glòries Catalanes, 37, Barcelona) Free activity. Pre-registration at: comunicacio@dissenygrafic.org.

The Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia celebrates 15 years of history. On the occasion of the onomastics the entity organizes the conference "Utopia is reality!".

The event will consist of two parts. On the one hand, the presentation of the book "Esquematismo, la eficacia de la simplicidad"( Schematism, the effectiveness of simplicity), by Joan Costa, with the introduction "De los gráficos al esquematismo" (From graphics to schematism) by Francina Cortés and Jordi Català, professor of the subject of Infography of the Design Degree of EINA. And on the other hand, the reflection and debate "Graphic design here and today".

Day "Utopia is reality!"
2 October 2019

Oriol Ventura at the Xpatient Barcelona Congress

Oriol Ventura, Phd professor of EINA, has participated in the 4th edition of the Xpatient Barcelona Congress held at the Hospital Clínic on 17 and 18 September.

As a member of the EINA research group on Health and Wellbeing Design, Oriol Ventura presented the latest research project for an ideal design focused on a new model of outpatient mental health care services at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona.

At the Xpatient Barcelona Congress, the reference event on the change of care model that empowers the patient and places him or her at the centre of the whole process, the relevance of design in this process has been decisive.

Oriol Ventura at the Xpatient Barcelona Congress
2 October 2019

EINA students participate in Utopia Markets Illustration

  • From 18 to 20 October
  • Friday, from 7pm to 11pm. Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 10pm
  • UTOPIAMARKETS, Barcelona
  • Stand #4

Utopia Markets Illustration reaches the third edition and EINA participates again with the work of students of the Degree in Design and Postgraduate programmes in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication and in Illustration for children and teenagers' publications.

At EINA’s stand visitors will be able to chat and acquire the work of the participating authors: Anna Andorrà, Constanza Olea, Edgar Ramírez, Juan Garzón, Julie Rambaud, Loreto Sepúlveda, Manuela Roselló, Maria Queraltó, Maria Vendrell, Mariona Gispert, Melissa Jonker, Valentina Wilson and Vanda Škoić.

Utopia Markets Illustration is also attended by the alumni of the illustration postgraduate courses El Marquès (Adrià Ferrer Marquès) and Mònica Solsona and professor Lluïsot.

Constanza Olea
2 October 2019

Day "100 years of the Bauhaus. The arrival of modernity through industrial design"

On the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus school, ADI-FAD, the Associació per a l'estudi del Moble and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe present ADI Making Of: "100 years of the Bauhaus. The arrival of modernity through industrial design".

Based on the analysis of three products, several speakers will explain the legacy of the Modern Movement in our country:

Chair B3 (Wassilly) Marcel Breuer. 1925. Elisabeth Beyer-Volger, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin. Picture Dr. Stephan Consemüller
Chair B3 (Wassilly) Marcel Breuer. 1925. Elisabeth Beyer-Volger, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin. Picture Dr. Stephan Consemüller
1 October 2019

Goodbye to Rosa Tarruella Planas

Last night, our colleague Rosa Tarruella Planas, EINA teacher since 1987, left us. She was in charge of the engraving subject of the first course of Art studies. From the 90s, she taught the engraving workshop of the second year of these studies. At the same time, she organized and taught courses in woodcutting, dry-point engraving on copper or digital collage.

In the words of her good friend Antonia Vilà, whom we make our own, we feel an immense pain when writing this communication, since suddenly we lose a generous and vital friend, an artist loved by all of us who have enjoyed being able to share life, laughter and experiences with her.

Today, Tuesday 1st October, from 6.15pm the wake will be held at the morgue of Les Corts, and will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, from 8am and until 4.15pm. The farewell ceremony will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 2ne October, at 4.15pm in the same morgue.

EINA regrets her loss and keeps in her memory the contribution left by Rosa in the institution.

Rosa Tarruella Planas
30 September 2019

"#Tocardepeusaterra", book by Lluc Massaguer

Wednesday 25 September saw the presentation of the publishing project #tocardepeusaterra by Lluc Massaguer – former student on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and teacher and coordinator on the Master's in Graphic Design – which brings together a selection of photographs, in the form of self-portraits, that tell micro-stories.

The self-designed and self-published book, in small format and with a limited print run, was printed in collaboration with Vanguard Gràfic. With a cover that changes and pictures that hold a dialogue among themselves, it is an object that makes us look at where we’re going more when we go out into the street.

The presentation was held at the Jungle room in CLUBHAUS, in collaboration with FIU, and featured the discussion between Manel Esclusa, teacher and coordinator on the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design, and Alberto Polo, former student on the same postgraduate course.

"#Tocardepeusaterra", book by Lluc Massaguer
27 September 2019

Exhibition "Nova Era: 25 years of complicity with designers”

  • Inauguration October 8 at 7pm
  • Duration Until 18 October. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • EINA Hall of Acts
  • Open to all publics

Nova Era, avant-garde printing in the world of design, celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibition, which can be visited at EINA from 8 to 18 October.

The exhibition, open to all audiences, has had the collaboration of leading design and visual communication studios that have created a poster to mark the quarter century of complicity of Nova Era with the world of design.

As Pedro López, Product Manager of the publishing house comments: "On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Nova Era, a jury composed of Alberto Fregenal, Ángel Romeo, Oscar Heredero and myself, selected 25 designers to make a graphic proposal within an ICOSAKAIPENTAGON (25-sided polygon)".

The authors behind this collective project, many of them former students of EINA, are: Enric Aguilera, Mucho, Opisso, Oscar Germade, Pepa Reverter, Atlas, Pablo Amade (Summa), Bendita Gloria, Bildi, Borja Martínez_Lo Siento, Bruno Sellés_Vasava, Carles Murillo, David Torrents, Esiete, Fernando Gutiérrez, Forma, Hey, Javier Jaén, Malva Sawada, Manuel Moranta, Marta Cerdà, Pràctica, Querida, Andres Requena Office, Sergi Delgado and Albert Romagosa.

All of them have developed a creative exercise of recognition of a printing press that has been able to adapt to technological changes, always faithful to the philosophy of research and discovery to make possible things that might seem impossible from the outset.

Nova Era: 25 years of complicity with designers
25 September 2019

Group Public Reading for the Emergency Crisis - 27 September

On Friday 27 September, the Art, Design and Society subject on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design is organising the 3rd Group Public Reading as part of the World Climate Strike, an event that is open to everyone and which will be held at the Llibreria Calders bookshop (Passatge Calders, 9, Metro: Poble Sec / Sant Antoni).

The chosen book is The Drought, 1965, by J. G. Ballard. The action will start at 8.30 am and the reading will be shared by all the participants, without interruption, until the novel is finished. It is planned to finish by 6 pm, when the demonstration is scheduled.

Previous editions of the Group Public Reading saw 1984 by George Orwell being read, coinciding with the General Strike of 29 March 2012, and The Trial by Franz Kafka, during the National Shutdown on 3 October 2017. In this case, Ballard’s work anticipates part of today's fears regarding the climate crisis, telling of the transformations of a world without water, where humans survive by reinventing coexistence.

19 September 2019

Participation of EINA teachers and alumni in the 2019 BLANC Festival

On 3, 4 and 5 October, the Design Museum in Barcelona is hosting the BLANC Festival, where the following EINA students, teachers and alumni will be taking part:

BLANC Campus

  • Ignasi Ayats, with his TFG "Adlego"
  • Carles Giménez, with his TFG "Fourtures, An interpretation of Peter Frase's Four Futures"
  • Álvaro Cánovas, with his TFG "Out Of Memory"


BLANC Lectures

  • Pràctica, studio comprised of Javier Arizu, Carlos Bermúdez, Anna Berbiela, Guillem Casasús, EINA alumni, and Albert Porta.

BLANC Masterclass

BLANC Festival 2019
18 September 2019

Inaugural lecture for the 2019-2020 academic year by Manuel Cirauqui

  • Friday, October 4th at 12h
  • EINA, Hall of Acts, Barcelona

Unboxing Eina/Idea is the inaugural lecture of EINA's 2019-2020 academic year given by Manuel Cirauqui, curator of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and director of the EINA think tank that will start operating in the spring of 2020. The Unboxing Eina/Idea presentation will take place on 4 October at 12 noon in the university's Hall of Acts.

The conference-debate will feature the participation of Dr. Pau de Solà-Morales, director of EINA, and will be the first public presentation of the Eina/Idea project, its core concepts and future programming.

Eina/Idea is defined as EINA's think tank and artistic programming platform. In close collaboration with academia, although going beyond it, Eina/Idea operates through research cells called cabinets: conceptually unique workspaces with tactical objectives defined according to their guest agents.

Eina/Idea, on a practical level, proposes working seminars, conferences, performances and chamber exhibitions in which EINA students and the general public of Barcelona are involved. Using variable temporalities and typologies, Eina/Idea wants to be a vehicle for propagations of all kinds, from curatorial thought to meme and from documentary poetics to gaming; from experience design to applied critique. In short, Eina/Idea is a search intensifier, open to all.

Manuel Cirauqui is a writer and exhibition curator and director of Eina/Idea, EINA's think tank that will start operating in the spring of 2020. In his current role as curator of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Cirauqui has been responsible for the projects Soto. La cuarta dimensión; Architecture Effects; Henri Michaux. El otro lado; El arte y el espacio; y Anni Albers. Tocar la vista, as well as the Film & Video programme of this institution since 2016. He has also collaborated with the Tamayo Museum (Mexico City), Dia Art Foundation (New York) and Jeu de Paume (Paris), among other places of reference. In his educational work he has given courses, workshops and conferences in Rhode Island School of Design (Providence), Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore) and Haute École d'Art et de Design (Geneva) among others. He is also the author of numerous publications in specialized media, exhibition catalogues and art books.

Inaugural lecture for the 2019-2020 academic year by Manuel Cirauqui
18 September 2019

Anna Pujadas, awarded by grafica magazine

grafica, the design journal of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), has awarded the prize for the most consulted article in its history to Anna Pujadas, lecturer at EINA's Degree in Design.

The publication “El dibujo analítico como método de interpretación del diseño gráfico” (Analytical drawing as a method of interpreting graphic design) has been consulted by 4,442 people.

Anna Pujadas received the award from Dr. Daniel Tena, member of the journal's editorial board, within the framework of the 5th grafica Symposium, the academic meeting on graphic design research held from 4 to 6 September at the Escola Superior de Relacions Públiques de Barcelona.

Anna Pujadas article, awarded by grafica magazine
17 September 2019

Final projects of EINA at Campus Blanc

The recent graduates of EINA's Degree in Design: Ignasi Ayats Soler, Álvaro Canovas Puigmartí and Carles Giménez Masclans have been chosen by Blanc Festival to participate in Campus Blanc and present their Final Degree Projects (FDP) next October 3 at the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona.

The jury formed by Josep Maria Mir, Founder and Executive Director of Summa; Bruno Sellés, Founder and Creative Director of Vasava; Ana Mirats, Art Director and responsible for the Blanc 2019 campaign; Velkro, Emerging Studio, participants in the Campus Blanc 2015; and Oscar Medina, Winner of the Crema 2019 Prize selected the FDP of EINA students to be presented in the 11th edition of the Blanc Festival.

The FDP list is as follows:

Adlego - Ignasi Ayats Soler
“Adlego” is a critical-speculative project developed with the aim of generating social debate social related to the current electoral system, a system based mainly on the image, marketing and advertising. To this end, an electoral system has been developed that focuses exclusively on political content, eliminating the image of political parties. It is a reflection on how graphic design participates in politics.

Out of memory - Álvaro Canovas Puigmartí
"Out of memory" is a critical-discursive project that aims to make visible and question the object-user relationship through the devaluation of memory and its externalization. The project questions the functions of the agents of this relationship and the consequences of their actions until inverting them in the framework of a not very speculative speculation.

FOURTURES, An interpretation of Peter Frase's Four Futures - Carles Giménez Masclans
“Fourtures” is a project that reflects on the role of design through a concern for the future of society. Through an edition of Peter Frase's book Four Futures, this project focuses on answering questions such as: What will happen to capitalism in the future? What if we don't manage to stop climate change in time? What will we do when all the works can be automated? Generating debate from these uncertainties in an interactive way with the user, provokes a deep reflection in the reader. This fact converts the result of using design as a tool for dissemination and social transformation.