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12 February 2018

Teach design? Necessary learning versus possible teachings – Josep Quetglas and Oriol Pibernat (in discussion with Pere Riera) in the “Creation, Design and Teaching under Debate” cycle

What can be taught of what needs to be learned is the question that everyone who teaches at a school devoted to the creative practices, such as art and design, attempts to clarify. Between all and nothing is a space for thought that we can reach through our teaching experience or through our experience as learners. This is the starting point of this debate.

The debate is part of the CREATION, DESIGN AND TEACHING UNDER DEBATE: Future Scenarios and New Challenges cycle, organised to mark the 50th anniversary of EINA’s founding.

PERE RIERA (1945-2017)
Architect and educationalist, he worked with EINA between 1971 and 1974 as an interior design teacher and director of studies. He later taught at the ETSAV and held various posts of academic responsibility. His work as an architect was with the RGA Arquitectes practice. In 2017 he was a patron of the EINA Foundation. In discussions with Oriol Pibernat, he revealed some of his principal ideas on teaching art and design and on the teaching of projects.

Architect and professor of composition at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC). He has been awarded the FAD Medal (2002), the Government of Catalonia National Prize for Architecture and Public Space (2009) and the Ramon Llull Prize of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands (2011). In 2002 he founded and managed the Massilia. Annuaire d’études corbuséennes yearbook, which has been published since 2012 by the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris.

Graduate in History of Art and Master’s in Advanced Research Methods and Techniques in History, Art and Geography (UNED). He studied Design at EINA and Humanities at the UOC. He was Director of EINA between 1999 and 2016, Director of Studies between 1997 and 1999, teacher since 1986 and student at EINA from 1979 to 1983. Professionally, he has worked in design, identity and communication consultancy, undertaking projects in both the private sector and for the public administration.