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Blog d’EINA. Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona. Attached to the UAB

19 June 2019

Exhibition “El Víbora. Comix Countercultural”

Àlex Mitrani, lecturer at the Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design at EINA, is the curator, with Antoni Guiral, of this exhibition homage to El Víbora (The Viper) and its authors on the 40th anniversary since the publication of the first issue of this mythical comic book. It changed the lives of more than one generation in the 1980s and 90s.

EINA collaborates in this exhibition with the cession of the painting that the artist Roger (Roger Subirachs) made in 1987 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the centre. And it is also present with the Live comic that was made in the avant-garde Galeria 13 of Barcelona in 1980 for the 13th anniversary of EINA, called Amor en Vallvidrera. To make this work, of 1.80m x 24m, a series of authors gathered among the main protagonists of the underground, some of them already working for El Víbora. The spirit of the magazine, loaded with what today is called "political incorrectness", runs through this collective and performative work in which the society of the time is criticised, from conservative sectors to progressism [hardest option: "from conservative nationalism to salon progressivism"]. The work also testifies to the links between the authors of Barcelona's undergound and some of the promoters of the Movida Madrileña.

After all these years out of public view, Amor en Vallvidrera has entered the MNAC collections and is currently being restored for its next exhibition.


Authors identified: Peret, Gallardo, Roger, El Hortelano, Mariscal, Max, Montesol, Isa Feu, Roger, Martí, photographies by Ouka Lele.


The exhibition brings together the photographs taken by Manel Esclusa, teacher in the Design degree and coordinator of the Postgraduate Degree in Photography and Editorial Design of EINA, on the creative process of this piece.

Exhibition “El Víbora. Comix contracultural”
18 June 2019

"New materials for the generation of healthy environments", by Raúl Oliva

Raúl Oliva, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Master in Design of Spaces at EINA, will talk about New materials for the generation of healthy environments as part of the latest conference in the “Connecting Design and Advanced Materials” cycle, to look at the Wellbeing trend, promoted by the Design Cluster and the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia. With regard to healthy environments, Raúl Oliva will be exploring some of the opportunities that “smart materials” can offer in this field.

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17 June 2019

Screening of the documentary "Rams", by Gary Hustwit, followed by a round table

As part of “Good Design is…”, at Barcelona Design Week, there will be a special screening of the documentary "Rams", where its director, Gary Hustwit, explores an essential figure in design: Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers of the last century and creator of the “10 Principles of Good Design”.

After the screening, a round table will be held, organised by the ADI-FAD, with the participation of Oriol Pibernat, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the MURAD and the Master in Design and Editing of a Product, along with Sanna Völker and Goula/Figuera Studio.

"Rams", by Gary Hustwit
13 June 2019

"Shark attack?" exhibition project by Sònia Serrano

"Shark attack?" is the exhibition project by Sònia Serrano, student on the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design.

"With this project, I’d like to change the bad image that sharks have. A lot of people still see them as sea monsters who mercilessly attack everything around them. However, the data show that they aren’t a real danger to people; the annual number of attacks and fatalities worldwide is very low. In fact, it’s sharks who should be fleeing humans, as they’re the ones who are in danger of extinction due to over-fishing. If sharks were to disappear, it would break the balance in the oceans, and this could have serious consequences for marine life and for us."

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12 June 2019

"Reveal the developed" Exhibition

The result of the development workshop, organized by the col·lectiu d'estudiants, is showcased in the form of panographies and a composition of the different points of view of the participants, students of the bachelor and master.

The dynamic of the workshop was inspired by the words of Gérard Castello Lopes (Perto de Vista, 1984): "There are religions in which the representation of the world is forbidden (" usurpation of the power of a God who creates all things "). On reflection, it is very possible that photographing is the devil's trick and every shot, a sin. But far from being repentant - quite the contrary, determined and obstinate - I am preparing myself for new prevarications. With less prejudice, more humility and, I hope, some lucidity, I will go out into the world again with the old glass eye. "

Participants Mercè Boncompte, Andreu Buqueras, Toni Comino, Damian, Ana Gallart, Melissa Jonker, Xuehua Lin, Aina Orduña, Alejandro Piquet, Ana Romero

"Reveal the developed" Exhibition
7 June 2019

INDISCIPLINES. Conference on Research in Arts Practice

  • Call for Papers: Until 15th July 2019 - info@campusdelesarts.org
  • Venues and Production: Universitat de Barcelona / ESMUC


Campus de les Arts presents its first international conference entitled INDISCIPLINES, aimed at exploring the hybrid terrains of practice-based arts research, with attention to the dynamics of the academy. The conference will be held in Barcelona on 28-30 November 2019.

With INDISCIPLINES we call on researchers and creators to reflect on creative ways of doing, understanding and hybridising research processes in a variety of thematic areas, beyond traditional paradigms and rigid fields of knowledge. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches have challenged the notion of the ‘discipline’ as a productive force in forms of control and the creation of knowledge. In contrast, the term ‘indiscipline’ arises as a provocation in referring to social and political aspects of research and the capacity of the arts to give rise to divergent thinking, including in the academy.

The conference theme corresponds to the broader aims of Campus de les Arts, a collaborative project involving 20 centres for higher education in the creative arts in Catalonia, dedicated to the fields of music, theatre, dance, cinema and audio-visual creativity, the visual arts, design, fashion and conservation and restoration. Campus de les Arts is a platform of debate and action that has artistic research and related resources as one of its main articulating features, together with knowledge transfer.


Campus de les Arts: Faculty of Fine Arts-UB, Faculty of Humanities-UOC, ESCAC, EINA, Escola Massana, ELISAVA, ERAM, BAU, ESDI, ESMUC, ESDAP, ESCRBCC, Institut del Teatre, Conservatori del Liceu, Taller de Músics, Jam Session, IED, LCI-Feli Duce and Eòlia. With the participation of Hangar and the collaboration of CoNCA.

Allan Kaprow, Yard, 1961
© Allan Kaprow, Yard, 1961
6 June 2019

Prize-winning EINA alumni at the Junceda Illustration Prizes

Pau Gasol Valls and Alademosca (Joan Miquel Bennasar), former students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, have won awards at the 17th Junceda Prizes, organised by the APIC, the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia, in the following categories:

Pau Gasol Valls - We are offering the theater of coffee each morning when we open our doors
5 June 2019

EINA participates in the Revela't analog photography festival

  • June 15, from 11 am to 9 pm
  • Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Rosselló 515, Barcelona). Scales Room (1st floor)

The students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design of EINA participate in the 7th edition of the Revela’t Festival of photobooks and analogue photographs.

At EINA’s stand in the Photoschool space, visitors will be able to chat to and buy work by the participating creators: Damià Araujo, Cesc Benavent, Alba Bras, Daniel Cardona, Paula Coderch, Lluís Domingo, Edurne Marco, Júlia Ribera, Josep Rojas and Marc Villalba.

Marc Villalba
31 May 2019

Cocollage workshop: Amorphous Dimension. Operating room for images and visual melodies

This non-academic activity is part of a collage and manual creation workshop format.

Words and letter will enter a creative operating room where they will be manipulated, mutilated, crushed, fragmented and reordered to penetrate an amorphous dimension of visual melodies and words that say nothing.

The Amorphous Dimension questions and think about the boundary between both entities.

Priority will be given to expressiveness, sensibility and visual and artistic creation. There are no rules, there are no conditions…

At the end of the workshop when the workshop comes to an end, we will give a general feedback amongst the participants and a finissage with snacks.

Let strange beings take over your hands disobeying the rules of composition to enter the amorphous dimension. Come, amorpholate and redimension the dimension!

Cocollage workshop: Amorphous Dimension. Operating room for images and visual melodies
30 May 2019

Mural by Pau Gasol Valls and Carles Murillo at the Illustrated Mezzanine at Sala Ciutat

Pau Gasol Valls, former student on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, and Carles Murillo, former EINA student, are the creators of the mural that can be seen at the Illustrated Mezzanine at Sala Ciutat in Barcelona. The graphic piece is inspired by the republication of the book Barcelones, by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán.

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29 May 2019

Participation in the round table on "Success is the D in Design. You can’t get by without it!" at BIZBARCELONA

  • 13 June 2019, 6 pm
  • Development Area, Fira de Barcelona (Montjuïc)

Pau de Solà-Morales, director of EINA, will be taking part in the round table on "Success is the D in Design. You can’t get by without it!", as part of BizBarcelona, together with Carme Ortiz, director of ESDAP Catalunya, and Javier Peña, general manager of ELISAVA, an activity designed and scheduled by the Official Graphic Design Association of Catalonia.

The session starts from the basis of dismantling the myth of seeing design as an added value and recognising that today it is a structural reality of any relationship in society. Consequently, the debate will be initiated by representatives from a number of academic centres, who will discuss how schools take on the challenge of training new professionals. They will discuss success stories.

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29 May 2019

«Good Design is…» - BDW

What is good design and which should be its role faced with the current challenges to humanity? During the Barcelona Design Week, FAD (The Fostering Arts and Design) wants to talk about good design.

«Good Design is…»: reflections on the principles of good design

Based on the «10 principles of good design» that Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers of the 20th century established in the 1970s, Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD) proposes «Good Design is ...» (https://www.barcelonadesignweek.com/en/fad-for-good-design/), a set of activities that reflect on what good design is and what its role should be in the face of the current challenges facing humanity, which are included within the framework of the Barcelona Design Week.

«Good design is...» Talks

Programme of conferences with prominent names such as Feminist Internet, Lolo & Sosaku, Chris Lefteri, Lievore + Altherr Désile Park, Apparatu, Lacol, Curro Claret, Tina Gorjanc, Zak Group, Deutsche & Japaner, Maria ke Fisherman or Anne Lacaton.

These national and international references will explain their projects, the principles and values they follow in their professional practice, and their personal view of the principles of Rams's good design, either by alignment or as opposed to the designer's original vision.

«Good design is…» Rams, film screening

Special screening of the documentary «Rams» by Gary Hustwit, also director of films such as Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, which explores the impact of typography, industrial design and urban planning, respectively.

«Good design is…» Family Day

Day of collective creation, curated by Domestic Data Streamers, where families will have the opportunity to reflect on the principles of Dieter Rams through an interactive experience.

«Good Design is…» - BDW
24 May 2019

Workshop SQUID - Guerrilla installation with David Faithfull

Workshop SQUID Guerrilla installation with David Faithfull, which will take place on PRINT.ed #5 consisted of the creation of an ephemeral stamp on Bogatell beach (Barcelona) using natural materials to raise awareness of our use of plastics and their impact on the environment.

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24 May 2019

Collaboration with La Maleta de Portbou

Students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, led by Sonia Pulido, have proposed a number of illustrations based on the article "The Transformation of Germany Since 1989" by Philipp Ther, published in the thought journal La Maleta de Portbou.

The piece selected to illustrate the article was by Marcela Perrone.

Ilustration by Marcela Perrone for La Maleta de Portbou
© Marcela Perrone
23 May 2019

"Stories Full of Emotions" - Collaboration with the Bages University Foundation

Students on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications have taken part, through the seminar on collection books given by Lluïsot and in collaboration with the Manresa and Counties Social centre for the Deaf and the Bages University Foundation, by illustrating "Stories Full of Emotions".

The illustrated book compiles stories of emotional education for children, four of which have been translated into sign language in Catalan and can be viewed online:

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