12 December 2018
Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio, alumni and teachers on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have won one of the Best of Year Prizes organised for the last 13 years by Interior Design Magazine, for the interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m Therapy Unit, a residential centre at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona for children with high-complexity mental disorders.
Around 2,000 projects from all over the world were submitted for the prizes, of which 586 were finalists in the 133 categories called between space projects and products. The interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m centre won in the Greater Good category.
The awards ceremony was held on Friday 30 November at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
10 December 2018
- 13 December
- Committee Room of the Faculty of Law at the UAB
Núria Saura, former student and current teacher on the University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD), doctor at law, specialist in Human Rights, is coordinating through the Human Rights Study Centre, the workshop in "Young Researchers: Constitutional interpretation Democracy Fundamental Rights", which is the start of a programme of quarterly workshops with the common thread of Human Rights.
21 November 2018
EINA will be taking part in the Meeting of Design Teachers, which will be held at SELECTED 2018, in Bilbao on 16 and 17 November.
Lluc Massaguer, member of the Education of Design research group, coordinator and teacher on the Master’s in Graphic Design, will be a member of the round table aimed at debating and considering the profiles of designers to assess the education offered by training centres when students enter the professional world.
20 November 2018
Laura Meseguer, teacher on the Master's in Advanced Typography, has been recognised with one of the 2018 Gràffica Prizes, awarded every year to the most outstanding figures in visual culture and creativity in Spain.
The jury, which included Folch Studio, Cruz Novillo and Pati Núñez, highlighted her merit in "opening up a path in typography in Spain. When the digital universe was just a dream in the 1990s, Laura made a commitment to follow this route, and today she has become a benchmark in digital type design. Since then, her dimension as a typographer and the quality of her work has grown, earning her wide national and international recognition. She is, in addition, one of the people who has contributed most to the dissemination of typographic culture in Spain, be it through her participation at numerous conferences and typographic events or as a teacher at the leading design schools in the country. Laura is an intellectual in typography, a subject that the majority of Spanish professional designers have not yet passed.”
© Sophie Eekman
13 November 2018
Àlex Mitrani, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design, together with Imma Prieto, is the organiser of the exhibition entitled LIBERXINA. Pop and new artistic behaviours 1966-1971, the first exhibition in the new section at the MNAC: Post-war and second avant-garde, and embraces the artistic proposals that were produced in Catalonia in the second half of the 1960s.
On 15 November, at 6.30 pm, the exhibition’s organisers will give the talk: Liberxina: substance that turns you into a revolutionary, prior to the opening of the show.
8 November 2018
Elena Bartomeu, researcher, storyteller and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the MURAD and the Master in Design and Editing of a Product, will be taking part in Transmedia Narratives entitled “Transmedia Anatomy. The Skin and Bones of a Narrative”, organised by Xarxaprod.
The aim of the workshop is to expand the narrative universes of cultural spaces, facilities and media, capturing the attention of different audiences. Elena Bartomeu will speak of the ability to make up stories and represent the human being. She will look at the forms taken by made-up discourses throughout history, and how they have influenced the media in the different narrative specimens. The current scenario of transmedia narratives is presented as a snapshot of the rhetorical and technological framework where designers, artists and producers have a lot to say.
7 November 2018
The exhibition: Triunfar Estampando: the Making Of highlights the processes, developments, experiences and original graphics that were developed to conceive the illustrative content of the paper publication "Triunfar Estampando” [Triumph Stamping], by the shop specialising in stamping systems and graphic solutions Vostok. The show tells of the secrets of this work and of how stamping is not just something for the cultured.
Triunfar Estampando not only offers a comprehensive analysis of some of the stamping techniques and graphic processes done by the Vostok shop, a benchmark in the field, but it also helps create new knowledge to start deciding for yourself.
The Vostok team is made up of creatives, illustrators, engravers and specialists in manual stamping techniques, including Alexis Rom, teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, and Carlos Alguacil, teacher on the summer courses in Silk-Screen Printing, Manual Stamping and Photogravure.
19 October 2018
- Opening 19 October, at 7.30 pm
- Exhibition 19 October to 20 December 2018
- La Mercè Arts Centre, Girona
Jo Milne, artist and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, presents the exhibition "Maneres de fer mons", as part of the Itiner'Art programme of the Vila Casas Foundation.
Curated by Natàlia Chocarro, the exhibition proposes a journey through different approaches in the fields of theoretical physics and microbiology with the aim of showing what can’t be seen with the naked eye. It is in response to cosmological proposals and to the visualisation processes used in microbiology to see cells and tissues. The artist traces the bonds between the microcosmos and the macrocosmos and suggests that we follow the trail to see beyond the experienced world, between the imaginaries of science and poetry.
Jo Milne Monograph: Cabinet of curiosities, a dialogue between the arts and the sciences, a workshop experimenting with the creative and experimental processes used by artists and scientists in the creation of their images.
- Friday, from 9 to 23 November
- Free registration.
- Limited places.
© Jo Milne
8 October 2018
On 4 October, the Design Cluster, together with CIAC – the Car Industry Cluster of Catalonia organised an intercluster conference with the aim of exploring how design, seen as a discipline that places the user at the centre, can become a key tool in tackling the change of paradigm faced by the car industry.
Oriol Ventura teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the Master in Design and Editing of a Product and the MURAD, took part in the conference, reflecting on the relationships between what is private and what is public, the hyperdomesticity of spaces, and the psychoacoustic and psychoclean concepts.
1 October 2018
Jordi Català, teacher on the Infography subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is taking part in the 1st Image and Experience Festival: Graphic Narratives, organised by the School of Architecture and Design at the Pontifical Bolivarian University in Medellin (Colombia).
Held on 8 October, the event brings together students, teachers and professionals in the fields of visual communication, design and architecture to discuss topics related to graphic design and information display as a discipline.
Jordi Català will be giving the lecture “From the Cutter to the Networks. Visual Communication and Strategies in Infography”, as wells as the central workshop “Infography and Graphic Narration”. As part of the festival, participants can also visit the exhibition “From the Cutter to the Networks”, which will be open from 1 to 12 October on the Laureles Campus of the Pontifical Bolivarian University.
25 September 2018
On 18 October, Albert Corbeto](https://www.eina.cat/en/eina/professorat/albert-corbeto), teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, on the Master's in Advanced Typography and the Master's in Graphic Design courses, will be giving a talk entitled "Baskerville in Spain" in Amiens, France, as part of Baskerville in France.
"Baskerville’s types in XVIIIth century Spanish printing The second half of the eighteenth century is regarded as the golden age of Spanish printing, when, for the first time, the productions of leading indigenous typographers such as Ibarra, Sancha or Monfort reached levels comparable to those of the most prestigious printers of Europe. These printers benefited from the skills of various craftsmen in the art of punch cutting who freed Spanish printing from its dependence on the major European type-exporting centres. However, despite the magnificent designs by Pradell, Gil and Espinosa, the prestige of Baskerville’s work led to the attempted acquisition, in 1766, of some of his punches and matrices for the planned printing press of the Real Biblioteca. Although this transaction did not take place, some years later, the Spanish government obtained several of Baskerville’s types which were used towards the end of the century in a number of books printed by the Imprenta Real."
21 September 2018
As part of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, Mariona Moncunill, teacher of Design and Culture Management and Design Culture Projects on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is presenting "Unfaithful Meridian", an installation that takes as its starting point two outstanding aspects of the history of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona: the official time service of Barcelona and the institution’s role in implementing and standardising the decimal metric system in Spain.
Mariona Moncunill, Infidel meridià, 2018
21 September 2018
On 18, 19 and 20 October, Barcelona is hosting the BLANC Festival, in which teachers and alumni from EINA are taking part:
- Carlos Álvarez, as part of the White Campus, with his Final Bachelor’s Degree Project "Linear"
- Jordi Duró, alumni and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design
- Javier Pereda and Anna Solsona (Esiete), alumni
- Noe Blanco, teacher on the course in Advanced Font Development
- Marc Català and Tilman Solé (Mucho), alumni and former teachers
- Mario Eskenazi, former teacher and current member of the EINA Board of Trustees
BLANC Festival 2018
14 September 2018
- Exhibition 16 June to 14 October 2018
- Free guided tours Tuesday at 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon
- Palau de La Virreina, Barcelona
Manel Esclusa, coordinator and teacher on the Postgraduate in Photography and Editorial Design at EINA, together with other photographers, is exhibiting some of his work in the exhibition ‘Creative’ Photography in Catalonia (1973-1982).
"This show presents the emergence of a generation of photographers who demanded recognition of ‘creative’ or signature photography as an independent art within the institutional and artistic establishment of the 1970s and early 1980s. It goes from the opening of Spectrum, the first gallery specializing in photography in Spain, which opened in Barcelona in 1973, to the staging of the Photographic Spring in 1982”.
"Els ulls aturats" (1978). Manel Esclusa