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Tag: Research

10 December 2018

Núria Saura coordinates "Young Researchers: Constitutional interpretation Democracy Fundamental Rights”

  • 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.

Young Researchers: Constitutional interpretation Democracy Fundamental Rights
21 November 2018

Participation in the meeting of design teachers at Selected Bilbao 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.

Meeting of design teachers at Selected Bilbao 2018
13 November 2018

"LIBERXINA. Pop and new artistic behaviours 1966-1971", curated by Àlex Mitrani

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 in the workshop on "Transmedia Anatomy. The Skin and Bones of a Narrative”

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.

8 October 2018

Participation in the BCD intercluster conference

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.

5 September 2018

Exhibition: "Body Dynamics: Researching through Art and Design" at the Sant Lluc Artistic Circle in Barcelona

  • Opening 13 September at 7 pm
  • Exhibition 13 to 15 September 2018
  • Exhibition room of the Sant Lluc Artistic Circle in Barcelona

Body Dynamics: Researching through Art and Design is an exhibition project by eight students on the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design at EINA.

The creations that can be visited are part of the practical research processes carried out by the students to complete their Final Master's Degree Project. Having completed this academic phase, the research has materialised into professional productions exhibited in major cultural institutions in Barcelona.

The exhibition proposes a collective revision of the notion of the body in our present discursive environment, which is tackled from different points of view and through diverse procedures, techniques and formalisations. The idea-sharing highlights the depth of the research, the context analysis ability, argumentative meticulousness and contemporary nature of the formats and productions of the MURAD students. The show is conceived as a device designed to encourage the spectator to reconsider their preconceived ideas about the body, in a personal, social, symbolic, aesthetic, ethical, economic and political sense.

Coordination is by Tània Costa, and the participating artists are Marcela Barreiro, Olga Beltrán, Claudia Jaramillo, Alejandra Morales, Lucía Morales, Maria Pinell, Claudia Poblete, Loreto Sepúlveda, Sofía Silva, Mónica Ruiz.

With the collaboration of the Sant Lluc Artistic Circle; GdR Design Processes/Art and Design (in) for transition; MINECO FFI2015 -64138-P Generating Knowledge in Artistic Research: Towards an Alternative Account. A Meeting point of Philosophy, Art and Design; LAMURAD, Journal of Research in Art and Design.

C. Marcela Barreiro Moreira
5 September 2018

Public presentations of the end of year Research Master in Art and Design (MURAD) masters projects - 2017/18

Public presentations will be held on the 12nd and 13rd of September 2018 of the end of year MURAD Master in Art and Design Research masters projects of the 2017/2018 course.

13 June 2018

The Challenge

  • Edition and year First, 2018-2019 academic year
  • Coordinator Georgina Curto
  • Tutors Salvador Huertas (Strategy and communication), Petz Scholtus (eco-design), Lluc Coma (architecture and sustainability), Pau Ortínez (Engineering, sustainability and activism), Georgina Curto (entrepreneurship).
  • Dates 15 October 2018 to 28 February 2019
  • Timetable Monday and Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm (on-site group sessions at the Roca Gallery) / Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm (tutorials at EINA)
  • Time 102 hours on-site group sessions and 10 tutorials per project.
  • Language Spanish, Catalan and English
  • Places Minimum 10 - maximum 25
  • Price 2,700 euros (20% discount for former students. 10% discount on enrolment before July 2018)
  • Location Roca Barcelona Gallery, EINA, other locations in the city of Barcelona where innovative water management-related projects are being conducted.
  • Pre-enrolment Open until September 2018. The Challenge is an innovation accelerator for postgraduates, of 5 months’ duration, in which participants propose solutions to a real problem, posed by leading agents in innovation, with expert entrepreneurs in the field. This is immersion training, which is part of the educational method of learning by doing and is carried out in different locations where innovation projects are being conducted so that students are in contact with professionals in the field and the related users. In this first edition, the subject of work will focus on proposing solutions for the best use of water, a basic, scarce and prized asset both worldwide and in our country. It is a challenge posed jointly with the Design Department of the Roca company and the WeAreWater Foundation, which is to be undertaken from the social, eco-design and sustainability, engineering, communication and entrepreneurship perspectives.


    To offer proposals, participants will use methodology based on Design Thinking, mentored by entrepreneurs who specialise in social water management, eco-design, communication and entrepreneurship. The learning process will consist of:
  • Introduction to the challenge and analysis of the existing solutions.
  • Identifying needs. Immersion in current sustainable design and architecture projects, such as the co-housing projects being conducted in Barcelona.
  • Inventing. Selection of one of the solutions and creation of a prototype.
  • Implementing. Defining a new business model to bring about the solution.
  • Communicating. Public presentation of the idea to a panel of experts and possible investors. The learning sessions will be organised for the support and mentoring of the projects led by the participants themselves and will be organised in:
  • Mentoring sessions. Given by the specialist entrepreneurs, which will act as project tutors.
  • Inspiration sessions. Based on talks given by specialists in ecology, architecture, urban planning, anthropology and sociology.
  • Workshop sessions. Where participants will be helped to create the prototypes of the projects in the appropriate physical or digital format.
  • Tutorial sessions. Each project will have 10 sessions with specialist tutors in eco-design, architecture, engineering, activism, communication and business.


  • Provide tools to understand how our projects will relate to the environment. Ensure that the project is not only economically effective and ecologically sustainable, but also socially useful.
  • Acquire knowledge of the water cycle to be able to propose solutions to the economic, ecological and social challenges involved in water management in a Mediterranean country and a context of climate change.
  • Develop project tools from a sustainable perspective (society, economy and environment), following methodologies and principles based on eco-design and analysis of the water cycle, taking into account that eco-design in itself does not exist, only good design.
  • On the basis of a focus based on ecosystems and biology, research will be conducted into examples, solutions, strategies and good practices of ecological design. Base the / project / business / life on the "Triple Bottom Line": people, planet and profit.
  • Identify each student's values, strengths and internal motivations with a view to starting and developing the project, applying professional ethics based on aesthetic and environmental sensitivity.
  • Start up a project with limited material resources, using our intangible resources, such as a network of contacts or specialist knowledge.
  • Generate circular business models, placing the focus on the greater wellbeing of the participants and users and on the ecological footprint.
  • Develop the skill of proposing: lateral and disruptive thinking for problem-solving through non-conventional strategies.
  • Focus on managing time and human resources. Urgency as a driving force of creativity. From the need for the definition of roles to fracture through the hybridisation of disciplines.
  • Expand expressive skills through the use of graphic resources: letter, composition, hierarchy, image, print v digital format.
  • Display the possibilities of the interactive world for solving projects. Home automation, non-tactile interaction, mapping, et al.

    Who it's for

    Designed specifically for postgraduates in any discipline (including design, business administration, engineering, architecture, communication or sociology), or fourth-year students with just the Final Degree Project pending.


    Candidates have to pass a selection process and meet the academic and administrative requirements. To apply for a place, send us your academic record, a letter of motivation and your CV here To be able to enrol on the course, you will first need a university identification number (NIU/NIA) and a password. If you are not an EINA student, you can obtain them here. We will complete verification of the documentation in about 10 days. After that, you will receive an email telling you how to make the payment to reserve your place and how to complete your enrolment.

    Contact details

  • Email: elrepte@eina.cat
  • Telephone: +34 93 203 09 23
5 June 2018

EINA and IDENSITAT are organising NEXES - Districts and artistic practices

On 29 and 30 June, EINA and IDENSITAT are organising the NEXES - Districts and Artistic Practices Day, with debates, project presentations and tables where local projects will be exchanged.

Round table "What is the impact of research applied to the transformation of districts?" with participation by Tània Costa and Octavi Rofes, both teachers on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD), accompanied by Lilian Weikert García, Marc Martí-Costa and Sàgar Malé Verdaguer.

The scientific committee for selecting communications is overseen by the EINA Research Group Design and social innovation. Art and design in/for transition, with Adrià Garcia i Mateu, Ramon Parramon and Tània Costa, teachers on the MURAD, and former MURAD students, current doctoral candidates, Fiona Capdevila, Núria Saura and César Zabala.


3 May 2018

Papers at the FHD Second Design and Francoism Symposium

You can now consult the various papers given by members of EINA at the Second Design and Francoism Symposium of the Design History Foundation.

3 May 2018

"Research Processes in Art and Design. MURAD 2018," Artistic Research and Design seminars

Various interventions will take place from 4 to 18 May as part of the "Research processes in art and design. MURAD 2018" Conference on Research in Art and Design, which is part of the research process for the Final Master’s Degree Project of the University Master's in Research in Art and Design, (MURAD).

Taking part are: Xavier Alamany, Marcela Barreiro, Pau Minguet, Alejandra Morales, Alba Morí, Maria Pinell, Claudia Poblete, Loreto Sepúlveda, Sofia Silva

Huitlacoche and other passions

Alejandra Morales 4, 5, 7 and 8 May

Part exhibition, part research, this event seeks to establish relationships between what we know about Mexico and what is created about it every day. Similarly, it examines how traditional cuisine associated with Mexico may condition conversations and social relationships.

Bodies in transition

Olga Beltrán
9, 10, 11 and 12 May

This is the first retrospective of the work by the artist and focuses on 1977 – two years after the death of Franco – when she came to live in Barcelona from her native Ecuador. Recognised for her political commitment and her feminist perspective, her work takes a critical look at the mechanisms of power in a state transitioning from a dictatorship.

(Dis)informing a Space

Maria Pinell, Pau Minguet, Alba Morí, Claudia Poblete, Xavier Alamany
14, 15 and 16 May

(Dis) informing a Space is a project that was designed to question the methodologies used by institutions when they impose symbolic narratives on different public spaces. At this open research conference, we will reveal and contextualise the intervention carried out at the Sant Pau del Camp Gardens, in the Raval district, and we will look for one new space in which to develop ways to counteract the homogenising and excluding discourses of the agencies of power that make the multiple realities and voices that constitute ANY space invisible.

Bodies in the Gerund

Claudia Poblete, Loreto Sepúlveda, Sofia Silva
17 and 18 May

To display body movements during the practice of sewing, drawing and graphic design, the bodies working on this are made invisible in order to neutralise the person doing it.

"Research Processes in Art and Design. MURAD 2018," Artistic Research and Design seminars
25 April 2018

Presentation of the chronology of EINA online

Last 24 April saw the presentation at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre of the chronology of EINA online, a resource that provides a list of relevant events and processes to anyone interested that enables them to follow the story of our school, which has been teaching design and art in Barcelona since 1976.

However, it is important to understand the unique nature of EINA, which, much more than simply an institution that trains creators and designers, has been a platform for the confluence of ideas, a springboard for creative proposals and a hub of cultural agitation.

18 April 2018

EINA is taking part in the First Political Choreography Conference: “Mapping the New Forms of Creating Choreographies”

The First Political Choreography Conference features a series of free lectures and workshops to create tools to explore the new forms of creating choreographies, seen as an intrinsically social art form and a medium of political repercussions.

Organised as part of the research of the Doctorate in Philosophy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and EINA, the event features the participation of:

  • Aina Alegre, choreographer, dancer and actress
  • Gastón Core, artistic director with Sala Hiroshima
  • Tània Costa, art researcher and coordinator of the EINA-UAB University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD)
  • Roberto Fratini, playwright, researcher and teacher
  • Sara Gómez, visual artist, choreographer and former MURAD student
  • Jèssica Jaques, doctor of philosophy
  • Vera Livia García, dancer, performer and actress
  • Aimar Pérez Galí, dancer, performer and educationalist
  • Victoria Pérez Royo, stage arts researcher
  • Paula Velasco, doctor of philosophy
  • Gerard Vilar, doctor of philosophy and coordinator of the EINA-UAB University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD)
  • Laura Vilar, performer, choreographer and educationalist

The organisation of the conference has been possible thanks to the sponsorship of MINECO, research project, FFI2012-32614 FFI2012-32614 “Aesthetic experience and artistic research: cognitive aspects of contemporary art”; the collaboration of the La Caldera Les Corts Dance and Stage Arts Creation Centre, which is hosting the project; and the support of EINA, University School of Design and Art of Barcelona, and the publication Quiasmo.

13 April 2018

Research Workshop

Rethinking Visual and Plastic Education in Schools

  • Date: 19 April at 7 pm
  • Place: EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre (Barra de Ferro, 2)

Enric Font, artist and teacher at EINA and Barcelona University, and Artur Muñoz, teacher at EINA and manager of the Education Service of the Arranz Bravo Foundation, will be presenting the work “Rethinking Visual and Plastic Education in Schools” on Thursday 19 April at 7 pm at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.

Open to the general public, the event focuses on the work in development of the tandem project between the Arranz Bravo Foundation and the Carpa School in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

The collaboration centres its programme on helping teachers overcome difficulties when undertaking and applying Visual and Plastic Education content in Primary Education. It proposes a structure on three vertical axes – non-verbal communication, creativity and knowledge of the social and cultural heritage – and three horizontal axes – figuration, abstraction and concept – that serves to develop and implement a curricular proposal.

5 April 2018

MURAD students feature in the “Busy Doing Nothing” show

  • Date: 12 April, from 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Place: Piramidón Contemporary Art Centre in Barcelona (Concili de Trento 313, planta 16).

“Busy Doing Nothing” is the exhibition of the artistic research that students on the EINA-UAB University Master's in Research in Art and Design will be staging at the Piramidón Contemporary Art Centre in Barcelona on Thursday 12 April, from 4 pm to 9 pm.

The creative proposals that will be exhibited have been made by students Marcela Barreiro, Marisol Carvajal, Alejandra Morales, Alba Mori, Pipla Pinell, Andrea Puyol, Sofía Silva and Marta Risco, in the Artistic Research subject.

Teacher Pol Capdevila and artist Cristina Schultz have led this collaborative project, which they have titled “Jugadas del no-hacer” [Busy Doing Nothing], in reference to the ways of understanding non-action as a creative process. As Cristina Schultz explains: “Busy Doing Nothing is a response to the reflections on a society in permanent acceleration that, on the one hand, tries to fill the gaps in the time it has against the apparent inability to not do nothing, while on the other, it acts on the saturation of stimuli from advertising strategies and power discourses.”