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Tag: EINA Teachers

11 April 2018

Open Doors Day: 23 April – 10 am to 6 pm

The EINA Open Doors Day is an open and participative event for visitors to discover all there is to know about the Bachelor’s Degree in Design course that we teach. During the day, students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design do activities and seminars relating to every subject and discipline on the course, while EINA teachers offer guided tours of the facilities and explain the methodology that we follow.

From 10 am to 6 pm
Tours every half hour

EINA teaching staff will guide you through the school’s facilities while commenting on all the details of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design university course that we teach and answer any queries and questions you might have.

On the tour, you’ll be able to see the work produced by EINA students on display in the school’s classrooms relating to the different professional disciplines taught: Graphic Design, Design of Spaces, Product Design, Visual Creation and Design Culture


  • Refugee / Mock-ups and Prototypes
  • Trompe-l’oeil / Drawing Workshop
  • EINA undertakes / Entrepreneurship
  • Drawn documentary
  • Visual Creation
  • Tour of the EINA Foundation art collection
  • The Race of the Century / Physics Applied to Design
  • Freed Books
  • Electronic devices! and ExpoJournals

Refugee / Mock-ups and Prototypes
Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: EINA Gardens

Students in the second-year Mock-ups and Prototypes subject, led by Ariadna Fàbregas and Amadeu Ventayol, reflect on the concept of refuge through the construction of life-sized prototypes with discarded or low-cost materials. Visitors can also see a display of the mock-ups that have been used as the basis for producing the final projects.

Trompe-l’oeil / Drawing Workshop
Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: Assembly Room

Students in the first-year Drawing Workshop subject, led by Albert Crispi and David Steegmann, will create two constructions in perspective on an existing element.

EINA undertakes / Entrepreneurship
Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: Classroom 8

Students in the third-year Entrepreneurship subject, led by Georgina Curtó, will explain their entrepreneurial projects and also take part in the tours of the school.

Drawn Documentary
Timess: from 10.30am to 2.30pm
Place: several spaces at EINA

The students of the Visual Creation Speciality with the teacher Philip Stanton will draw inside & outside EINA.

Visual Creation
Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: second floor

The Visual Creation mention offers a number of activities: visit a camera obscura, see how a mural intervention is developed through calligraphy or take part in a small silk-screen printing workshop. Participating teachers: Artur Muñoz, Keith Adams and Enric Mas.

Tour of the EINA Foundation art collection
Time: 1.30 pm
Place: EINA

Art historian and EINA teacher Àlex Mitrani will give a guided tour of EINA’s art collection.

The Race of the Century / Physics Applied to Design
Start of the race: 4 pm
Display of projects: from 10 am
Place: Front garden

Students in the first-year Physics Applied to Design subject, led by Raúl Oliva, will take part in the “Race of the Century” with a range of vehicles designed by the students especially for the occasion.

This activity includes an exhibition of the development of the projects and the 13 prototypes as well as the subsequent competition.

Freed Books
Times: 10 am to 6 pm
Place: various spaces in EINA

Choose the book you want to take away. In different spaces in EINA, you’ll find copies of publications labelled “freed book”, while on the second floor, the Library will have a stand with books that you can take away.

Electronic devices! and ExpoJournals
Times: 10 am to 6 pm
Place: Library (2nd floor)

Discover the electronic devices that are available to borrow in the display in the general room of the library, and consult the nearly 70 publications that we subscribe to according to principal subject matter in the library’s new acquisitions display.

The display cases on the ground floor will be showing work by students in the second year of the Elements of Identity course, led by Elena Bartomeu. First-year students in the Introduction to the Design Project subject will be exhibiting their work on the first floor.

In addition, EINA will be turned into a large exhibition space for all the projects produced by the students.

The distribution of the different specialities on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design this year will be:

Spaces Mention: Assembly Room.
Design Culture Mention: main entrance.
Graphic Mention: 1st floor foyer.
Product Mention: Classrooms 6 and 7 (1st floor).
Visual Creation Mention: 2nd floor.

The 2018 Open Doors day will include the participation of students and former students on the Master's and Postgraduate Courses: Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications

9 March 2018

"Mountains of the Soul” Exhibition, by Maria Bofill, curated by Anna Pujadas

Anna Pujadas, teacher and director of EINA, together with the lamandarina design studio, have curated and planned the exhibition of ceramicist Maria Bofill entitled "Mountains of the Soul".

In the exhibition, Maria Bofill has focused on mountains, with Montserrat always very much in mind. Bofill offers ceramic mountains; some are literal mountains, miniatures in porcelain or stoneware; others capture the meaning of mountains but through other forms (such as capitals or clouds).

© Anna Pujadas
9 March 2018

“A Troupe of Errant Sensations,” by Jo Milne

A Troupe of Errant Sensations exhibition, with work by Jo Milne, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the MURAD, is a series of images and objects created in response to the question of how to see what we can’t see. The exhibition has been designed as a response to the different approaches developed in the field of theoretical physics and microbiology to visualise invisible structures at a glance. It responds to cosmological proposals, such as string theory and loop quantum gravity, speculations based on mathematical formulae, hypothetical and speculative models that still have no empirical proof. Cutting, collage and recomposition processes used to represent the capture of cells and tissues recorded in microbiology simultaneously trace links between the worlds of microcosms and macrocosms while at the same time between quantum physics and the landscapes of Lucretius. The exhibition proposes a journey through a troupe of errant sensations to see beyond the world experienced by the imagination of science and the poetry of Lucretius.

The series of paintings and installations do not intend to illustrate but to respond to these scientific landscapes, creating a dialogue between science and art, between objectivity and subjectivity, one that discusses the different ways of visualising what can’t be seen. The exhibition responds to the irresistible attraction of creating and displaying new interpretations of the world while trying to make visible or intuit what isn’t seen.

26 February 2018

"Graphic Design and Public Administration", article by Oriol Pibernat in Graffica

Oriol Pibernat, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the MURAD and the Master’s Degree in Product Design and Editing, is the author of the article, "Graphic Design and Public Administration" published by Gràffica in number 8 of its journal.

22 February 2018

Participation in the FHD Second Design and Francoism Symposium

Several members of EINA will be taking part in Design and Francoism II at the Design History Foundation, a symposium aimed at exploring the conditions under which material and visual culture in Spain evolved under Franco and how design forged ahead in a setting filled with contradictions.

Friday 23 February

3 pm

  • Design and modernity in humorous illustration under Franco - Àlex Mitrani, teacher at EINA
  • Tuset Street - Tuset Triste? - Guillem Celada, former student on the MURAD and member of the History and Design Studies Research Group (GRHED) at EINA

5 pm

  • Digital humanities as allies of the history of design: the case of the chronology of the history of EINA (1967-2017) - Rubén Alcaraz, Manager of the EINA Archive
  • Spain in the 1951, 1954 and 1957 Triennials: cultural diplomacy and image of modernity - Oriol Pibernat, teacher at EINA

Book of abstracts

Pérez de Rozas (1954). Bendición de un biscúter el día de San Cristobal. Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona.
Pérez de Rozas (1954). Bendición de un biscúter el día de San Cristobal. Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona.
8 February 2018

"Fragmented Connections", by Carlos Alguacil

On 25 January, "Fragmented Connections” opened, a project by Carlos Alguacil, teacher on the summer courses in Silk-Screen Printing, Manual Stamping: Experimentation with Templates and Photogravure.

The backlit installation of the centre’s window display reveals traces of nature that speak of transit and the passage of time, a fragmented landscape that is reformulated on the basis of multiple images in which silence and contemplation predominate.

“... I am currently trying to look more closely at a series of plastic practices directly derived from the observation, connection and reflection of the natural environment and the landscape, beyond its physical value, beyond its conceptual value. The physical value of walking becomes part of the creative process.” [...].

"Connexions Fragmentades", by Carlos Alguacil
7 February 2018

“Tirant lo Blanc. A pictorial narration of the best book in the world”, by Francesc Artigau

Francesc Artigau, former teacher (between 1975 and 2009) and current collaborator on the Basic Drawing subject on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is exhibiting original drawings and paintings in tribute to the novel by Joanot Martorell Tirant lo Blanc.

The 250 water colours and casein paintings in the exhibition constitute the nucleus of a series of 370 originals that the artist produced between 2005 and 2006 to illustrate a future book-collector’s edition of the monumental novel.

"Tirant lo Blanc. Una narración pictórica del mejor libro del mundo", by Francesc Artigau
6 February 2018

Gabriela Rubio to take part in the “Women Talking About Women” illustration exhibition

Monday 12 February sees the opening of "Women Talking About Women", an exhibition organised as part of Female Stories, the 18th short story prize organised by the Sagrada Família Civic Centre and Library, in which Gabriela Rubio, teacher on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications, which she coordinates, and on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, will be taking part.

Dones que parlen de dones
29 January 2018

Exhibition "Trajectes", by Albert Rocarols
19 January 2018

Lluïsot wins the "Els 4 Gats” sketching prize

Lluïsot, teacher on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications at EINA, has won the first sketching prize to mark the 120th anniversary of Els 4 Gats, organised by the 4 Gats restaurant in Barcelona.

© Lluïsot
18 January 2018

À LA RECHERCHE… summary of the day of reunion and contribution of documents to the EINA historical archive

On 15 and 16 December, À la recherche... was held, an activity that is part of the 50th anniversary of EINA, the aim of which included the contribution of documentary material to extend and complete the collection of the EINA historical archive. Basically, the aim was to collect work by former students or other documents relating to the school’s learning, teaching or activities.

As well as the documentary aim, the day had a festive air of reunion. The success of the participation in it was made evident with the presence of dozens of teachers and former students, 37 of whom contributed documents.

Among the materials loaned, currently being digitised, there are 918 photographs in different formats (paper, negatives and slides), as well as another block relating to course work, class notes or academic administration documents (course plans, subject programmes, student cards, etc.), comprised of an approximate total of 3,000 images. It is predicted that the process to digitise all of this material will be completed by the end of February.


Check the pictures in the Flickr gallery

We must thank everyone who came along for their participation in the event and remind you all that the possibility of making contributions remains open. We would also like to make special mention of Anna Maio and Mercè Valeri, former manager and administrative secretary respectively, who acted as hosts for the day, as well as the whole team who made it possible:

  • Coordination of the event Rubén Alcaraz, Silvia Brenes, Judit Colomer, Lluc Massaguer, Oriol Pibernat, Arantxa Rodrigo
  • Montage Xavier Olivé with the collaboration of Judit Colomer
  • Archive Rubén Alcaraz with the collaboration of Axel Legares
  • Graphic design Irene Sierra with the collaboration of Carlos Álvarez
  • Illustrations Miguel Bustos
  • Projections Ferran Gesa
  • Support and photographs of the event Ona Orozo, Gerard Sierra
17 January 2018

Exhibition: "In the Rabbit Warren", by Jo Milne

  • Opening Friday 19 January at 8 pm
  • Exhibition 19 January to 18 February
  • Can Manyé, Alella

Jo Milne, teacher on the Graphic Creation Workshop and Visual Creation on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is opening "In the Rabbit Warren", an exhibition of chance findings that make significant leaps between the field of speculation of quantum science and the ties that this science may establish with the universe described by Lucretius in the poetic work De Rerum Natura. The proposal includes cyanotypes, paintings and a floating structure in the manner of an installation, essentially marked by the black-white contrast.

16 January 2018

"Slower is More", workshop at the Escola Superior de Design in Barcelos, Portugal

Raúl Oliva, teacher of Physics Applied to Design and Introduction to the Project on the Bachelor's Degree in Design, will be offering an intensive workshop throughout the third week in January to first-year students at the Escola Superior de Design. Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA) in Barcelos, District of Braga (Portugal).

The aim of the SIM (slower is More) workshop is to begin a positive relationship of exchange of knowledge with the intention of its being ongoing in the future, promoted directly by teachers at both schools. The collaboration is the result of the hard work that the two schools are doing in aspects of teaching innovation as part of a global continuous growth strategy in teaching quality.

The collaboration will begin with the open lecture Designing Without Limits: Creativity Applied to Physics, about the importance of taking on the technical aspects of design right from the start of the project with an eminently creative mentality, and he will explain the teaching methodology that he has been using in this subject at EINA for the last eight years.

With the same approach as that of the Physics Applied to Design subject at the EINA Open Doors Day, students will put into practice their completed and manufactured designs in a public arena with huge local media relevance. Anything could happen!

5 December 2017

Santi Vilanova presents “Cluster” at Day For Night (Houston)

  • 15-17 December
  • Houston, Texas

Playmodes, study by Santi Vilanova, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has been invited by the music and visual arts festival “Day for night” to present his work Cluster, a son y lumière installation, a creative visualisation of oscillator banks. Design, art, physics and mathematics dialogue to create an expressive space using scientific tools and concepts.

Day for Night is a festival that provides a glimpse into today’s popular music scene and also acts as a shop window for pioneers in this field. Using an extensive range of musical genres, it focuses on ones that have a highly visual nature.

Cluster, by Playmodes
© Playmodes
1 December 2017

Project by Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio at the "Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?” exhibition

Until 14 January, visitors can see the "Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?" exhibition at the Wellcome collection in London, in which Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio, alumni and teachers of Properties and Uses of New Materials for Design geared towards Graphic Design and Visual Creation in the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have taken part. Their graphic application project can be seen at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

Articles in The Times, BBC, CNN, Widewalls and Eyeondesign.

© Rai Pinto + Dani Rubio