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22 May 2019

EDIVI at BDW 2019: Provoking Transitions. Design and Region

  • Thursday 13 June, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Rooms B+C, floor -1 of the DHUB (Pl. Glòries Catalanes, 37, Barcelona)
  • Open to the public

Presentation of the Design, Social Innovation and Region projects carried out this year by students from the 10 higher education design schools that comprise the EDIVI - Education for Design for Life platform as part of Barcelona Design Week.

In this session, EINA will be presenting the services design project for the Library Living Lab of the Miquel Batllori Library, which aims to generate change in the social fabric of the Volpelleres neighbourhood, in Sant Cugat del Vallès. The set of proposals has been produced by second-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the Design of Identity Elements subject, led by Elena Bartomeu. The project has been undertaken in collaboration with the different players (EINA, Holon, Library Living Lab, Miquel Batllori Library, L'Olivera School) to foster bottom-up dynamics.

The session on 13 June is in a workshop format, with the aim of developing a collective map of social innovation initiatives that relate the work of design schools to the region. The debate created by the pooling seeks to activate a collaborative vision of opportunities for the transition towards sustainable life models and environments.

Taking part are: EDIVI - Education for Design for Life - network of higher education design schools for social innovation and sustainability: EINA, University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (UAB); ELISAVA, University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona; Massana School, Centre of Art and Design of Barcelona; School of Higher Education in Design and Plastic Arts of Catalonia, ESDAP; ESDI, School of Higher Education in Design; IDEP, School of Higher Education in Image and Design; IED Barcelona, School of Higher Education in Design; LCI Barcelona; University of Barcelona, Department of Visual Arts and Design

21 May 2019

"This isn't about books: Children's and Young People's Digital Fiction" by Lucas Ramada

  • 6 June, 5 pm
  • EINA Conference Hall
  • Open to the public

Lucas Ramada Prieto will give the talk "This Isn’t About Books: Children’s and Teenagers’ Digital Fiction" as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques.

The session will look at what digital fiction is, how it is expressed and how it dialogues with the child’s mind. What the fundamental ideas and works are to understand this “genre” as a new form of artistic expression.

Lucas Ramada Prieto is a specialist in digital forms of fiction for children and teenagers. He is a doctor in language and literature teaching at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and member of the GRETEL group. He works in teacher and reader mediator training. He is also the author of @EstoNoVaDeLibros (This Isn’t About Books), the first Instagram channel in Spanish on the dissemination of digital literature and video games for children.

21 May 2019

Enrolment open for summer courses

The EINA summer courses, which are run in June and July, are intended to allow students to specialise in any field of design, improve their skills or explore new ones. They are designed to let participants experience different subjects under the direction of professionals with extensive experience in each of the areas covered: including graphic design, space and product design.

The summer programmes offer personal and professional growth for participants with classes and practical workshops in small groups, which are taught both on the university campus in the Jardins de Can Sentmenat and at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.


Know and Win

  • Maria Alcaide
  • 25 to 28 June, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA

Silk-Screen Printing and other textile stamping techniques

Motion Design

  • Gerard Mallandrich and David Galar (Gimmewings Studio)
  • 1 to 5 July, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA

Illustrated Maps

  • Javier Royo
  • 1 to 5 July, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA

Silicon Moulds

Lighting project

  • Giacomo Damato
  • 8 to 12 July, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA

Greenless Design

  • Ona Harster
  • 8 to 12 July, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA

Enrolment for the programmes is open.

All the programmes have a 10% discount for students and former students at EINA, and a 50% discount for EINA teaching staff and administration and services staff.

Summer courses EINA
20 May 2019

3rd Conference on Research Processes in the Practice of Art and Design. MURAD 2019

  • Opening 21 May at 6 pm, with inaugural lecture by Pancho Tolchinsky
  • "Research Data" from 21 to 24 May
  • "This is not a Success" from 27 to 29 May
  • EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, Barcelona
  • Open Monday to Saturday from 4 pm to 8 pm

The exhibition of research processes in the practice of art and design by students on the EINA-UAB University Master's in Research in Art and Design, coordinated by Pol Capdevila, Tània Costa, Oriol Pibernat and Oriol Ventura, features the participation of:

Ximena Araujo, Daniela Callejas, Marco Cardoso, Ran Chen, Maria Victoria Correbo, Macarena Paz Crisostomo Caldera, Natalia Da Silva, Víctor Fernández Gil, Jingyi Fu, Ge Han, Qing He, Jiaqi Jin, Xiang Li, Xuehua Lin, Marcia Markovic, Isabel Mejía, Verónica Penagos, Maria Pinell Plana, Stephania Recalde, Patricia Reta Gallego, Alba Sánchez Martínez, Sofia Sanchez, Sonia Serrano, Alejandra Striuk, Yufan Sun, Alexandre Viladrich, Feng Wang, Xinya Wang, Xueyan Wang, Xi Wen, Yannan Xiong, Muxian Yang, Kehan Yang, Zi Ye, Jiangmei Zhai, Junchi Zhou

17 May 2019

ExpoSURE 2019. Photographers as designers, designers as photographers

  • Opening 6 June, 7pm
  • Exhibition 6 to 21 June 2019
  • Opening hours Monday to Saturday, 16h to 20h
  • EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, Barcelona
  • Public and shameless exhibition

“ExpoSURE 2019. Photographers as designers, designers as photographers” is the collective exhibition, open to all audiences, of the projects of the students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design of EINA, which is part of the Barcelona Design Week, Distrito Diseño.

On the walls of the Barra de Ferro gallery, photographs challenge you, in a public and shameless exhibition. On the tables, the more modest photobooks offer an intimate and private reading of the photographers' gaze, of their inner worlds. A one-on-one conversation between the reader and the photographer-designer. Memory and the search for individual and collective identity take shape in the work of this year's ExpoSURE collective in EINA.

Participants: Danny Arcos Tigasi, Raque Ares Garaboa, Alejandro Cadena Vásconez, Margarita Díaz Ortiz, Mariona Font Marsal, Sofía Gómez Aranda, Martina Jané i Gutiérrez, Maria Victoria Lopez, Júlia Millet Abascal, Mónica Morcego Llonch, Víctor Moreno Eguren, Júlia Ribera Marsal, Alba Sadurni Sala, Marc Villalba Moras.

Monica Morcego
16 May 2019

"Images in the public space: teaching practices linked to muralism in university spheres” by Enric Font

Enric Font, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is the author of the article "Images in the public space: teaching practices linked to muralism in university spheres", which has been published in issue 8 (April 2019) of the MURAL journal, where he offers the example of projects undertaken with EINA Illustration Techniques students over various academic years.

Abstract Artist, researcher and teacher, he uses the creation of murals as a learning activity in two different university spheres: design and social education. The successive work phases, from the study of the environment to the execution, make it a complete learning project. With a clear final aim, it is a useful tool that allows the content to be adapted to different educational spheres. In this article, based on three intervention case studies, a reflection is made on applied work processes, objectives and dynamics. From the analysis of the learning aims, an assessment is made, on the one hand, of the different phases of the creative project and, on the other, of the prior reflection of the context hosting it, the public space, an element that determines a responsible generation of images.

Wall Lab - Parc del Forum, Barcelona
15 May 2019

Analogue photography developing workshop - EINA Students Collective

On 4 May, the EINA Students Collective organised an analogue photography developing workshop at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.

Led by Alejandro Piquet Rincón, the workshop consisted of a part explaining the whole process of developing, a trail through Barcelona with the participants, where they took photographs, and finally a practical laboratory part.

The course has served to acquire specialist material and adapt the space to leave it ready for EINA students to use from now on.

14 May 2019

1st GEARAD Conference: case studies for research in art and design

The GEARAD doctoral group, Applied Aesthetics in Artistic and Design Research Group, UAB-EINA, held its first academic conference with presentations of case studies for research in art and design.

The presentations, which were given on 6 and 7 May at EINA, were moderated by teachers on the EINA-UAB University Master's in Research in Art and Design, Dr Elena Bartomeu, Dr Tània Costa, Dr Jèssica Jaques, Dr Raúl Oliva and Dr Oriol Ventura.

The presentations were the following:

  • Bárbara Bayarri. El comisariado en el Museo Picasso Barcelona desde 1968 a 2018.
  • Fiona Capdevila. Que significa ejercer la soberanía indumentaria?
  • Guillem Celada. Diseñar Pop o el espacio como collage expandido.
  • Pilar Cortada. Estudio de caso observacional: el proceso creativo en Eulàlia Valldosera
  • Guim Espelt. La comedia visual accionada por objetos en los films con Hulot y Bean: decodificando interacciones con el entorno diseñado.
  • Ariadna Fàbregas. Reactable como estudio de caso para el cambio de paradigma interactivo: de las Graphic User Interface (GUI) a las Tangible User Interfece (TUI).
  • Meritxell Font. Sistema Holográfico vs Sistema Fotográfico.
  • Enric Garrido. Comunicació institucional política. Una anàlisi semiòtica de l’entorn visual urbà. Case Study Comparativa visual entre la comunicació institucional i la comunicació privada.
  • Sara Gomez. Performar la forma/Formar la performance. Una dualidad coreogràfica
  • Clara Grabowiecki. El ultimo símbolo que quedará. Una aproximación a la obra de Adrián Villar Rojas.
  • Claudia Jaramillo A. Micro activismo: ¿tendencia o "nuevo" paradigma en la crítica de la moda?
  • Artur Muñoz. La recerca artística a través de casos
  • Xabier Ortiz de Urbina. El postdocumental: retorno a la imagen simbólica. El caso español a partir de la plaga y no todo es vigília .
  • Àger Pérez Casanovas. Moldear la pintura La tactilidad pictórica como evento de contacto en el búcaro de las Meninas de Picasso.
  • Genís Plana. La conceptualización de la comunidad nacional en Étienne Balibar.
  • Camila Reveco. Creación de símbolos en base a la recomposición de signos indígenas chilenos de los pueblos Diaguita, Rapanui, Mapuche y Selk’nam
  • Marta Risco. Submergits en llum: Tangibilitat de la llum en l’espai.
  • Beatriz Salazar Duque. ¿Es posible hacer de la estética ecológica un dispositivo para la educación museística? Caso de estudio Museo del Agua Fundación EPM.
  • Núria Saura. Caso Estudio: Hannah Arendt. Schlossberg 16, Heidelberg 1928.
  • Pilar Talavera. Félix González-Torres: desaparición, ausencia y memoria.
  • Amadeu Ventayol. El diseño de espacios como generador de experiencias en los restaurantes.
  • Laura Vilar. La danza y sus cuerpos como indisciplina: cuerpos no conclusivos.
  • César Zabala. El silencioso cuidado de los objetos.
13 May 2019

“Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Materials” with Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

On 10 May, Properties and Uses of New Materials for Design, geared towards Design of Spaces and Product Design, on the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, organised the talk entitled “Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Materials” by the Alventosa Morell Arquitectes studio.

Alventosa Morell Arquitectes is an architecture studio based in Barcelona and Lleida comprised of Josep Ma. Alventosa Cuadrat, Marc Alventosa Zaidin and Xavier Morell Jané. They specialise in efficient projects and constructions based on climatic studies and thermal analyses that provide energy savings of more than 70%. Consequently, economic costs are dramatically reduced and user comfort is increased (thermal features, sound, breathability, etc.). They have experience in residential, school, healthcare and hotel architecture, restoration of listed buildings and budgetary management for the optimum economic efficiency of the construction work.

“Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Materials” with Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
10 May 2019

"Google Accelerated Mobile Pages: load speed as an SEO positioning factor", article by Rubén Alcaraz

Rubén Alcaraz, teacher on the MURAD and the Master's in Graphic Design, is the author of the article "Google Accelerated Mobile Pages: load speed as an SEO positioning factor" published in issue 65-66 (Jan./June 2019) of Item: a library science and documentation journal.

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative is presented, its main components and its benefits as a technology designed to improve the speed of websites for mobile devices and their impact on the positioning of the organic results of the Google search engine are outlined and discussed.

9 May 2019

New Director of EINA

The Magnificent Rector of the UAB, Dr. Margarita Arboix, presided, last 8 May, over the presentation of the new Director of the Centre, Dr. Pau de Solà-Morales, and the new President of EINA Foundation, Dr. Miquel Molins.

The event featured the lecture "Disseny de teixits a la carta" by Dr. Núria Montserrat Pulido, Group Leader of IBEC (Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia) and Research Professor of ICREA (Catalan Institution of Research and Advanced Studies).

Presentation of the new Director and the new President
9 May 2019

"Four futures” intensification conference

In the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, 1st-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design took part in the Intensification Conference, designed and organised by 4th-year students, based on the teaching of design, coordinated by Anna Majó, where four spaces led them to consider different types of future.

9 May 2019

"Román Gubern. The Expanded Image” cycle, curated by José Luis Corazón Ardura

  • 7 to 21 May
  • Floor 0 of La Virreina, Barcelona
  • Free admission. Limited capacity

José Luis Corazón, teacher on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is curating the cycle "Román Gubern. The Expanded Image", which pays homage to the career of Román Gubern over three sessions that emphasise some of the main axes that run through his bibliographic production, through the accounts of artists, writers, film-makers and historians whose practices, in one way or another, share a certain biographical and intellectual genealogy.

As a member of the founding nucleus of EINA, Román Gubern gives classes in cinema. He has collaborated frequently since 1971, although in the format of seminars rather than subjects. Gubern's lessons at EINA are precursors insofar as, on the one hand, they represent the introduction in Barcelona of the sociological analysis of mass communication and, on the other, the semiotic theories of the image.

Román Gubern giving the inaugural lecture at the opening ceremony of the 1993-1994 academic year. Photograph: Manel Esclusa.
Román Gubern giving the inaugural lecture at the opening ceremony of the 1993-1994 academic year. Photograph: Manel Esclusa.
8 May 2019

EINA projects in the exhibition «The best design of the year»

  • Opening: Friday 17 May at 7 p.m.
  • Duration: Until 1 September, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sala A, Disseny Hub Barcelona (Pl. De las Glòries Catalanes, 37, Barcelona)
  • Free Access

The Art Directors and Graphic Designers Association (ADG-FAD) in collaboration with the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona organises the annual exhibition «The best design of the year», where the projects of the students of the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design finalists of the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication of ADG-FAD and the Habitàcola Awards for Architecture and Design students of ARQUIN-FAD are exhibited.

Finalists to the ADG Laus of Graphic Design and Visual Communication:

Finalists in the Habitácola Awards:

The exhibition has become an unavoidable visit if you want to understand what is happening in the world of design, architecture, fashion and art today.

In the exhibition you can also see a summary of the finalists and winners of the awards organized by FAD associations such as the FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design of ARQUIN-FAD, the ArtsFAD Awards for creation and art of A-FAD, and the FASHION-FAD Awards for design and the fashion industry.

«The best design of the year» exhibition
8 May 2019

Winners of the 1st CLIP Prizes

The first edition of the Clip Prizes, awarded on 25 April at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, an initiative of the students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the 3rd-year course on Audiovisual Creation, led by Salvador Sunyer, featured a jury comprised of Javier Jaén, visual creator, Jaume Ripoll, distributor with FILMIN, Andrés Mellinas, producer at Nanouk Films.

The prize-winners were:

  • 2019 CLIP Prize: Best Original Idea: "Sexo o Principios Políticos" (Sex or Political Principles) by Gerard Cortina
  • 2019 CLIP Prize: Best Execution: "Memento" by Maria Subirana
  • 2019 CLIP Prize: Best Work: "Francisco" by Mar Carda.

And the special mentions:

  • "Familia Normal" (Normal Family) by Adeline Paulian
  • "Blanco" (White) by Edurne Marco
  • "Odio Hacer Esto" (I Hate Doing This) by Daniel Cardona
  • "Cop d'Estat" (Coup d’État) by Nil Fernàndez
  • "Morriña" (Homesickness) by Ana Felipe
Winners of the 1st CLIP Prizes