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5 December 2019

EINA School - Formation for students of Baccalaureate or Formative Cycles

EINA offers schools and institutes the possibility of complementing their Baccalaureate or Formative Cycles studies with educational programmes, which are carried out free of charge. You just should reserve a place at comunicacio@eina.cat.


Expressive Typography Workshop

Students will work on communication through typesetting to enhance the meaning of words.

  • Teacher: Pilar Górriz
  • Dates: every Wednesday of the month of March
  • Venue: EINA (Pg. Sta. Eulàlia, 25, Barcelona)


Workshop Communicate Without Words

Students will combine two images in a way that generates new meaning.

  • Teacher: Pilar Górriz
  • Dates: every Wednesday of the month of March
  • Venue: EINA (Pg. Sta. Eulàlia, 25, Barcelona)


Urban history talk about Barcelona

  • Teacher: Pau de Solà-Morales
  • Dates: March (date to be determined by the centre itself)
  • Venue: at the request of the interested centre
EINA students
4 December 2019

Information day on Eina/Idea

  • Thursday 19 December
  • From 11am to 1pm and from 4pm to 6.30pm
  • Sala Fons d'Art de EINA (2nd floor)
  • Free entrance

Eina/Idea is EINA's future programming platform and cognitive accelerator.

On Thursday 19 November will take place the second information day on this project of EINA Foundation to bring thinking about art and design beyond our comfort zones.

Eina/Idea is a think tank and artistic programming platform that will start in the spring of 2020 and will be structured in working seminars, conferences, performances and exhibitions to involve EINA students and the artistic and creative community of Barcelona in general.

The Eina/Idea programme will be made public next January, and the registration period will open in February.

2nd Information day on Eina/Idea
3 December 2019

Exhibition "Paper Emotions"

  • Opening Tuesday 10 December at 7.30pm
  • Exhibition From 10 to 20 December
  • Schedule Monday to Saturday, from 16h to 20h
  • EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre (Barra de Ferro, 2, Barcelona)
  • Open to all audiences

"Paper Emotions", an exhibition that takes as its starting point the relationship between materials and emotions and is presented as an experiment translated into space, is the result of the conceptual research process based on the meaning of emotions and the particularity of the materials used in the ephemeral construction, carried out by the students of the 3rd Degree in Design of the subject of Projects 5 in Space Design, conducted by Anna Alcubierre.

This research generates a sensory exhibition discourse that is synthesized in 5 installations developed with a single family of materials: paper. Each one of them pours an emotion from the experience, the reflection or the interaction of the public.

With the collaboration of Servei Estació.

EINA - Exhibition "Paper Emotions"
2 December 2019

Talk by Tomás López Amat

  • Monday 9 December at 11.30am
  • EINA Assembly Hall (Passeig Santa Eulàlia, 25, Barcelona)
  • Open to all audiences

Tomás López Amat, designer and interior designer, stars in the third day of the cycle "Projecting Spaces 2019-2020", organized from the mention of Design of Spaces of the Degree in Design.

Trained in EINA, Tomás López will relate his projects, ideas and experiences in a talk, open to all audiences, on Monday 9 December at 11.30 am in the Assembly Hall of the university.

Tomás López Amat studied at EINA and in 2003 founded his studio, located in the DAVID Building, an old car and taxi factory, where he shares an office and some projects with the architect Gorka Marcuerquiaga.

In these 16 years of his studio's trajectory, we could highlight the diversity of themes and programmes that he has come to develop, focusing mainly on interior design and refurbishment, as well as on the design of furniture and objects in limited editions. It has also made a strategic contribution to commercial initiatives such as Cafés El Magnífico S.L., with whom it has been developing 'retail' concepts and spaces since 2010.

Tomás López Amat
© Tomás López Amat
29 November 2019

"Nixi for Children", Tatiana Sisquella Award for Social Contribution

The project “Nixi for Children” by Tomàs Lóbez, former student of EINA's Degree in Design, has won the Tatiana Sisquella 2019 prize for the social contribution of Diari Ara (Ara Newspaper).

The project, initiated by Tomàs as a Final Degree Project, is a virtual reality tool that serves to reduce pre-operative anxiety in children from 4 to 12 years old and is currently in the clinical study phase at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital.

The award ceremony took place within the framework of the Nit de l'ARA, held on 28 November at the Palau de la Música Catalana, which commemorates the 9th anniversary of this newspaper.

Nixi for Children
© Nixi for Children
28 November 2019

EINA and the gastronomic event: a chronology of activities

Throughout its history, EINA has taken an interest in gastronomy in the sense of its creation, rites, sensitivity, imagination and value as a social and cultural act. The following events and activities are just a few examples of this:

El Gust a la cuina (Taste in the Kitchen) (1978)

The El Gust a la cuina seminar is part of EINA’s educational offer and consists of two practical sessions held in one of the classrooms in the Casa Manuel Dolcet, adapted as a kitchen for the occasion. In these sessions, teachers Miquel Espinet, Xavier Olivé, Joan Enric Lahosa and Llorenç Torrado cook in front of the participants while discussing gastronomy and the universe around the culinary event: restaurants and staging, the performance part of the ritual of eating, the leisure component, the literary references, cooking as art, oenology, etc. They are on the front cover of the Tele/expres newspaper under the heading "They’re not teaching how to cook but focusing on gastronomy as an exercise in culture".

Cover and inside page of Tele/exprés
Cover and inside page of Tele/exprés

Gust i estil: intercanvi de sensacions (Taste and Style: exchange of sensations) (1981)

Miquel Espinet, Joan Enric Lahosa, Xavier Olivé and Llorenç Torrado coordinate a new activity linked to the world of gastronomy. The seminar consists of six themed dinners at various restaurants and venues in Barcelona, where the aim is to relate an artist’s aesthetic with a chef and their restaurant. Rafòls Casamada with the Jean Louis Neichel restaurant, Sergi Aguilar with Racó d'en Binu, Frances Artigau cooking in his own studio, Francesc Todó with l’Agut d'Avignon, Maria Girona with the Suntory Japanese restaurant, and Xavier Olivé with Montse Guillén’s M.G. As well as dinner, each session features talks, discussions or workshops with professionals from the sector, such as Montse Guillén, Ramon Cabau, Miquel Espinet and Antoni Escribà. Each dinner also has a menu illustrated by artists with a link to the school: Maria Girona, Xavier Olivé, Francesc Todó, Sergi Aguilar, Albert Ràfols and Francesc Artigau.

Menu illustrated by Xavier Olivé
Menu illustrated by Xavier Olivé.

Gust i estil: la cuina dels artistes (Taste and Style: artists’ cuisine) (1995)

To mark the end of the 2nd Catalan Cuisine Congress, artists Francesc Artigau, Josep Guinovart, Maria Girona, Xavier Olivé, Albert Ràfols Casamada and Francesc Todó illustrate the menu with sketches of the dishes created by the Restaurant Hofmann.

Josep Guinovart making the coques
Josep Guinovart making the coques.

Guino de Guinovart (2018)

With staging by Xavier Olivé at the Barcelona Design Museum, Guino de Guinovart is a gastronomic montage with coques de recapte recreated by Salvador Sauleda following the sketches that Josep Guinovart made in 1995 for the special menu to mark the end of the 2nd Catalan Cuisine Congress.

Sketches by Guino
Sketches by Guino.

28 November 2019

Sofía Aguilera, Prize of the Col·legi de Dissenyadors d'Interiors i Decoradors de Catalunya

Sofía Aguilera Jiménez has obtained the third prize of the Col·legi de Dissenyadors d'Interiors i Decoradors de Catalunya (CoDIC - College of Interior Designers and Decorators of Catalonia) for her Final Degree in Design Project "Refugio en la azotea. Espacio individual para la creación" (Rooftop shelter. Individual space for creation).

Sofia's project focuses on the creation of a place to be inspired by observing the great city, its life, its architecture... It is a refuge with exterior and interior spaces, designed for individual life, creation and contemplation.

The jury valued the innovative contribution of the project "Rooftop Shelter" on an urban space originally uninhabitable. The jury of the 21st edition of the CoDIC Final Project Awards, which were awarded on 26 November at the Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona, was formed by: Carles Margarit, Vice-president of the CoDIC-Girona; Antoni Casadesús, Member representing the Consultative Council of the CoDIC; Rosa Fonts, Dean of the Col·legi Oficial de Disseny Gràfic de Catalunya (Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia); Gemma Tost, Director of the magazine On Diseño and Marc Rivas, Head of Valentine's Pre-registration Department.

27 November 2019

Cristina Bonamusa, Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2019

Cristina Bonamusa Martinez has won the Catalonia Award for Ecodesign 2019, in the Young Design category, with her Final Design Degree Project Work “HBEE”, a hotel of solitary and pseudo-social bees, a nesting place for pollinators in urban parks.

The jury found that the "HBEE" project offers a simple, comprehensive and a suitable for industrialization solution to a biodiversity problem in the urban environment.

The Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2019 is a recognition of products on the market or in development that incorporate ecodesign strategies and that contribute to the circular economy, design quality and innovation.

The award ceremony for the Catalonia Ecodesign Prize 2019, organised by the Department of Territory and Sustainability and the Catalan Waste Agency, took place on 25 November in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

Cristina Bonamusa, Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2019
27 November 2019

Design Degree students present the project "Sons del Poblenou" for Llum BCN 2020

Albert Alcoberro, Nuria Carrascal, Noelia Otero, Oriol Pinell and Yingxin Zhu, 3rd year students of the Design Degree of the subject Creation laboratories: Light, led by Naiara Caballero, have presented to the direction of Llum BCN 2020 the project "Sons del Poblenou" (Sounds of Poblenou) that will be carried out in the 3rd edition of this festival.

The project, which will take place in mid-February at the Naus bessones (Almogàvers, 145, Barcelona), is a tribute to neighbourhood life. The installation that will be presented mixes sounds and images that will surround and transport the spectator to an ethereal space.

EINA team in LlumBCN 2020
27 November 2019

Sarai Herrera participates in the Design Market 2020

  • From 13 to 15 December. Friday 13, from 3pm to 9pm. Saturday 14, from 11am to 9pm. Sunday 15, from 11am to 8pm
  • Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, Barcelona)

Sarai Herrera, student of EINA's Degree in Design, has been chosen to participate in the 8th edition of the Design Market with the project Kēia, a board game for children from 3 to 6 years old that develops growth through the use of memory and generates a path of associative learning.

Kēia, with a methodology and innovative materials, arises from the need to provide children and adults with a learning system to promote communication between them regarding basic vital needs.

Kēia is made of a resistant, non-toxic, versatile, lively, soft and, above all, flexible material: platinum silicone.

The Design Market, which will take place from 13 to 15 December, is organised by the Fostering Arts and Design (FAD) and brings together the best current creators, new talents and the most relevant brands from the avant-garde of independent design.

Kēia - Sarai Herrera
26 November 2019

Goodbye to Joan Aliu

On Friday 22nd, we lost Joan Aliu, comic book writer and artist, and EINA student from the class of 1976. During his career, he was a member of the team working on the Botifarra! Magazine, and he also published solo works such as La història de Palafrugell, Notes de Josep Pla, Història de l'Onze de setembre de 1714, Història de l'Anna a Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Història de Barberà. Since 1989, he combined his career as an artist with running the Mediterrània bookshop in Palafrugell with his wife.

We at EINA would like to remember his memory and express our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Dedication by students Joan Aliu and Jaume Font, on the tenth anniversary of EINA.

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26 November 2019

Carmen Segovia in the Postgraduate in Creative Illustration of EINA

  • Monday 2 December at 5pm
  • Room 6 at EINA (Pg. Sta. Eulàlia, 25, Barcelona)
  • Open to all audiences

The illustrator Carmen Segovia will talk about how to approach her projects, her experience and her latest works in a talk, within the framework of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques.

Carmen Segovia (Barcelona, 1978) grew up between Cerdanyola and the Tabernas desert in Almería. After working in cinema and design, she opted for illustration to make this her main work. She specialized in illustration in Llotja and EINA, where she took the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques.

In her work as an illustrator, she combines collaborations with publishing houses and international press. She also develops series of drawings and personal stories. Each project is for her the opportunity to create a new narrative fiction within her unique visual world. "Lengua de lava" was her last solo exhibition at the Galería Vertigo in Mexico City. She has published comics with La Cúpula, Fosfatina and Blackie Books.

Carmen Segovia
25 November 2019

FURF Design Studio at EINA

  • Monday 2 December at 12h
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Open to all audiences

Mauricio Noronha and Rodrigo Brenner, founders of Furf Design Studio, a multi-award winning international design company with a reputation for high quality products with generous doses of intelligence, humour, sustainability and social responsibility, will present their vision of design.

Created in Curitiba (Brazil) in 2011 by designers and businessmen Mauricio Noronha and Rodrigo Brenner, both on the Forbes UNDER 30 list and TEDx speakers, Furf Design Studio develops products in various fields that include furniture design, home furnishings, interior design, jewelry design, accessories...

With projects present in more than fifteen countries in diverse areas, Furf collaborates in the creation of new and greater business opportunities for startups, family businesses and multinationals.

Furf Design Studio is the youngest company to win the Best of the Best award in the acclaimed German Red Dot award, the first Brazilian company to receive the Cannes Lion in Product Design and to win the iF 2018. Furf makes history by having designed the only product with the three biggest Design awards in the world. Currently, it has more than twenty notable national and international recognitions.

FURF Design Studio
24 November 2019

The Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia hosts the exhibition "TOI el TOI 30 years"

  • Opening Thursday 12 December at 6pm
  • Exhibition until 12 February
  • From Monday to Friday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm
  • Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia (Carrer del Paradís, 5, Barcelona)
  • Open to all audiences

The TOI, the predecessor of emoticons and SMS language on the nets, has been and still is a social phenomenon alive and present in the lives of thousands of people.

In 2019 it is 30 years since its creation and the Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia celebrates it with an exhibition at its headquarters, which opens with a round table discussion with professionals from the world of communication and design on 12 December at 6pm in the neighbouring Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (Carrer del Paradís, 10) followed by the inauguration and a tour, from 7.30pm through the exhibition at the headquarters of the Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia where there will also be a commented wine tasting of the Designation of Origin Catalonia.

Throughout the exhibition the new TOIs in Catalan and different languages will be discovered, as well as other programmed surprises such as the participation of varied graphic designers with their contribution to the character TOI.

The TOI comes to life thanks to Jordi Català, visual communicator, infographer, journalist and professor at EINA, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and at the Universitat de Vic (UVic). The TOI is a synthesis of the moods expressed for a character of round shapes, green with antennas and a poster with texts.

The TOI became a mass phenomenon thanks to the advertising campaigns made with 5,000,000 copies of TOI inside the popular Panrico Bollycao cake, where there were cards with different types of TOI (content TOI, TOI tudiando, No TOI...) that were collected by large and small. Their fame crossed borders with campaigns in Portugal and with an App version that can be consulted in different languages.

The Official College of Graphic Design of Catalonia hosts the exhibition "TOI el TOI 30 years"
15 November 2019

David Steegmann, Extraordinary Doctoral Award

David Steegmann, lecturer at EINA's Degree in Design, has won the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in the field of Architecture, Urbanism and Building, for his thesis "Ciudad, casa, comida. Una aproximación poliédrica a los límites entre el público y el privado” (City, house, food. A multi-faceted approach to the boundaries between public and private) directed by Xavier Monteys Roig.

“Ciudad, casa, comida. Una aproximación poliédrica a los límites entre lo público y lo privado” - David Steegmann
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