Monday 21 January sees the presentation of the book Roca. 100 Years Design by Design, the result of the research work led by the Design History Foundation, which included the participation of Anna Pujadas, director and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, and Isabel Campi, former teacher at EINA and President of the Design History Foundation. The project was directed by Anna Calvera and was one of her last works, which is now published posthumously.
The book examines the entire production of the Roca company from the design point of view throughout its 100 years of history, with an exhaustive study of both the production of radiators, boilers, air conditioning, taps, sanitary ware and ceramic ware, and its graphics and advertising.
The text introduces a new proposal of relationship between museums and schools through an specific case that will work as an example: the Tàndem project developed to implement a program of visual arts and art education in Escola La Carpa, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, by the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo.
The two authors have both designed and are currently executing the project. Artur Muñoz, here as the responsible for the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo, focuses on proposing and contextualizing this new relationship model between museums and society, addressing the reasons for change and pointing out the story line of the case study. Enric font, artist and teacher, analyzes the content and the work of implementing new pedagogies in the drawing field; this has been carried out at the school during the last six months.
The text shows the entire spectrum of the project, since the detection of the school needs to the responses offered by the cultural equipment. The article focuses on the practical and pedagogical view of its implementation through drawing at the school as a tool
for thinking. The methodological characteristic is to use the educational center as a laboratory.
Paola Lo Cascio, Research Manager at EINA, has, together with Òscar Monterde, published the article “Guaranteeing citizenship with a gender perspective” in the Umbral journal, a publication created for the artistic and social project of the same name, intended to be a place for reflection on the phenomenon of migration and racism, which is being held in Barcelona from 10 December to 6 February.
The article offers a reflection on how the breach of human rights specifically and differently affects refugee and migrant women, both in terms of the causes of migration and of the intrinsic risks of the migratory process, and finally due to the contexts of arrival and hosting. For this reason, hosting that overcomes the solving of the immediate problems should also introduce a gender perspective that is capable of incorporating instruments for repairing damage, protecting from danger and providing resources, but also, and especially, providing the women with independence and rights.
The publication was coordinated by José Luís Corazón, teacher in the History of Modern Art and Design, in the 2nd year of the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design.
This week, the Applied Aesthetics and Artistic and Design Research Group (GEARAD) is celebrating a year of work at EINA, with doctoral students from the EINA design line of the doctoral programme of the Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
GEARAD is a methodological reading and discussion group that is part of the seminars on the doctoral programme in philosophy at the UAB and was created with the aim of opening up a work and exchange space for doctoral theses in artistic research and research in design.
GEARAD features the participation of 25 doctoral students, who meet every month under the coordination of Dr Jèssica Jaques (Tenured Lecturer in Aesthetics and Theory of Arts) and Dr Tània Costa (EINA Research Teaching Staff). The group was started up at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in October 2017 and its usual meeting place is at EINA, in light of the orientation of the doctoral theses being worked on.
The GEARAD doctoral theses emerge from the hybridisation of all the fields that come together in artistic and design research, an academic area in which the Department of Philosophy of the UAB and EINA are pioneers in Spain, in both their master’s and their doctoral programmes, and with reference to the first R+D+i Project devoted to this issue, which has been conducted for seven years (Principal Researcher: Gerard Vilar).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TutorsSalvador 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)
LocationRoca 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
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.
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.