21 December 2018
Fourth-year students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the Infographics and Data Display subject, led by Jordi Català, are undertaking a collaboration project with the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The work consists of creating two Snapshot-type infographics on aspects that the students decide based on the Rossini opera “L’Italiana in Algieri”.
To take on the project, taking into account all its details, the students attended the advance première of the opera production on 11 December.
The collaboration between EINA and the Liceu also allowed last year's Infographics students to undertake work to reinterpret the poster of the works produced by the opera house in the 2017-2018 season, which was highlighted in the “Behind the Curtain” exhibition that was shown at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.
14 December 2018
The Final Degree Project "Low Heat" by Marc Blanes has won a German Design Award with special mention for Excellent Communications Design Typography.
© Marc Blanes
13 December 2018
10 December saw the presentation of the projects produced in the 3rd-year subject of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design Space Design Settings, led by Anna Alcubierre, in collaboration with the Education Department of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.
The project is the proposed design of a family area in the NATIONAL MUSEUM. The presentation consisted of showing the eight student projects to a Museum committee made up of representatives from different departments. The variety of focuses of the different projects was highlighted, each of which proposed a play area and, in particular, introduced technology, accessibility, sustainability, communication of the museum or catering.
With thanks for the hard work of Teresa González and Sandra Figueras from the Education Department.
12 December 2018
Marta Mas presents "The Thorn and the Cure", her first exhibition, which is curated by Queralt Guinart, a 4th-year student on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design.
The show offers a reflection on the importance of sensitivity and treatments, within the framework of the current artistic product, beyond the conceptual aspect.
Through a visual and critical discourse, the exhibition not only shows her apparently aesthetic and beautiful portraits, but also works created through the construction of bonds, over a low heat, stating that the most honest truths are told by the voice that doesn’t judge.
To appeal to the viewer, to establish connections, to move. This way, she calls for a more human photography that moves us, that questions us without the need for a conceptual cushion that legitimises it. The work above the explanation of the work. And that is how Marta Mas finds her place, between the affliction and the cure. And now it’s for everyone.
"In this age that doesn’t see beyond the contingent and fleeting events, in this age of superfluous verbal diarrhoea, the greatest merit would be not to write, not to write, not to write, to stop writing. [...]But I continue to write, inexplicably, consumed by the deepest desire to tell a story."
11 December 2018
Ñire, creation of a social space using waste, the final Bachelor’s Degree in Design project by Lena Oliveres, has won a special mention on the Bachelor’s Degree at the 20th Final Degree Project Awards held by the Catalan Association of Interior Designers and Decorators (CoDIC).
In the awards, presented on 29 November at the Cosentino Centre in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, the jury highlighted the poetic sensation conveyed by the project and the emotional journey it arouses.
Ñire proposes the creation and construction of a space where the people of Ushuaia (Argentina) meet and congregate around a single element: the oven. The space acts as an example and reference point in terms of construction methods based on waste and offers knowledge of the distribution and application of waste depending on the location and external agents.
5 December 2018
On Graphic Design Projects 1, a subject in the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Pilar Górriz, a collaboration project with the [TimeOut] magazine (https://www.timeout.cat) has been produced for the design of the TimeOut 2018 Awards diploma.
The winning proposal is by student Guillem García, who was interviewed by the magazine to explain the process.
20 November 2018
Once again this year, as part of the 3rd Design for Life Conference, devoted this year to functional diversity, prosthesis and cyborgs, a presentation will be given of projects by several design schools, including EINA.
Alumni Ruben Sanchez will be presenting the Final Degree Project Trail Running Prosthesis.
"Trail running has caught the attention of lower-limb amputee sportspeople, a handicap which, far from distancing them from this discipline, has motivated them to take up this new adventure with a prosthesis not designed for it.
This was the main reason for proposing the design of a new prosthesis with the characteristics required by mountain terrain and its users. Tacking the project involved looking at how other products work, introducing new materials and systems from other areas, always under the supervision of professionals from this field.
The end result is a proposed prosthesis based on certain key points that make it suitable for trail running, forming the theory behind the creation of prototypes and ensuring that the design evolves in a practical direction".
Complete text of the Trail Running Prosthesis project
14 November 2018
The final Bachelor’s Degree in Design projects by Lena Oliveres and Anna Vicho, students at EINA, are finalists in the 20th Final Degree Project Awards held by the Catalan Association of Interior Designers and Decorators (CoDIC).
Ñire, creation of a social space using waste, the Final Degree Project by Lena Oliveres, proposes the creation and construction of a space where the people of Ushuaia (Argentina) meet and congregate around a single element: the oven. The space acts as an example and reference point in terms of construction methods based on waste and offers knowledge of the distribution and application of waste depending on the location and external agents.
In the area of how design can help in managing emotions, the final project by Anna Vicho, nineteen. The process of grieving over death, is a travelling light installation that deals with the grieving process over death through a journey centred around the theory of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. This experiential space shows the various states and feelings and is open both to people who have gone through this process and people who have not.
12 November 2018
Students on the Interior Design of Commercial Spaces course, in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Iñigo Correa, are taking part in "Christmas Lights Light Up Trade", an initiative of BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny and Barcelona City Council, aimed at innovating and revitalising traditional local retail trade in the different neighbourhoods of Barcelona as part of the Christmas campaign.
From 22 November, the following projects can be seen in place: COME WELL WELL COME, at Cookiteca (Major de Sarrià, 74), a project by Anna Rebecca Fdz-Checa, Mar Marqués, Paula Robles and Carla Traveria; EP!, at Mota Descans (Major de Sarrià, 73), a project by Paula Caparrós, Elisa Costábal, Carla López, Anna Marcó and Pau Vila; TU I JO, at Brodats Fil a Fil (Major de Sarrià, 5), a project by Eleonora Cappellacci, Aina Facchi, Marc Gómez de Urrutia, Maties Tortosa and Anna Urretavizcaya.
Also taking part are students Sofía Aguilera, Pablo Barangé, Marina Chiva, Gabriela Eskenazi, Laura Ferrer, Inés Martínez, Laura Mendoza, Judit Molins and Helena Pérez.
29 October 2018
Through the Colour and Volume subject, in the 1st year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, students from EINA are taking part again this year in Lluèrnia, Festival of Fire and Light, which is held in Olot from sunset until midnight on 10 November.
The discursive content of STRIP is the paradox between information – and, more specifically, the indicator light – and the confusion caused by the saturation of indicator stimuli. These concepts and others derived from and similar to them (advertising, slogans, text/image relations) have been developed.
The students begin with creations in small groups, which take form as a single work that conveys a unitary message. The sum of particularities results in a perception of visual noise that, in short, hinders the real understanding of the messages given out. This way, the thoughts of Robert Venturi on the excesses of post-modern architecture in Learning from Las Vegas, in the 1970s, are republished, and which are still current in contemporary references such as the installation of the Korean Codi Choy pavilion at the last Venice Biennale.
24 October 2018
On 24 October, at Barcelona Design Museum, the graduation ceremony for the class of 2018 of the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design and University Master's in Research in Art and Design was held, with speeches by Pilar Vélez, director of Barcelona Design Museum, Josep Bagà, designer, alumni and former teacher at EINA and current member of the Board of Trustees of the EINA Foundation, Carlos Sánchez, vice-president of Institutional Relations and Culture at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Anna Pujadas, director of EINA, and Ariadna Valldeperes and Maria Viladomiu, student representatives on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.
16 October 2018
On 23 October, the Graduation Ceremony of the class of 2018 in the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design will be held, with discourses by Ariadna Valldeperas and Maria Viladomiu, recent graduates; and a lecture by Josep Bagà, designer, EINA alumni and current member of the Board of Trustees of the EINA Foundation; featuring the presence of Pilar Vélez, director of the Barcelona Design Museum, and Carlos Sánchez, vice-president of Institutional Relations and Culture at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
With the collaboration of: Sauleda and Sumarroca
8 October 2018
Taking the specific case of El Prat de Llobregat, Júlia Valldolitx proposes the creation of a heritage catalogue within a context of social conflict, highlighting ruined, endangered or unlisted buildings and involving the population in the process of creation of this new catalogue.
The Master's in Graphic Design covers the specific features of graphic design, both in terms of objectives and the analysis, planning, resources and materials or management and direction of printed and online projects. The programme is comprised of two diploma courses: the Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Elements Design and the Postgraduate Diploma in Web Design.
5 October 2018
- Friday 19 October, from 7 pm to 10.30 pm
- Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, from 11 am to 10 pm
- Utopia126, Barcelona
Once again this year, EINA will be at Utopia Markets Illustration with work by students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and former students on the Postgraduate in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications.
At EINA’s stand at Utopia126, visitors will be able to chat to and buy work by the participating creators: Alexia Adrover, Lucas Amaral, Queralt Anglada, Nastia Casteleiro, Berta Cervilla, Maria Coll, Karla Cuba, Edgar Duch, Laia Ebert, Santiago Gómez, Ines Lorenceau, Constanza Olea, Sarah Ortega, Adriana Páramos, Arantxa Rueda, Ariadna Veas and Shuang Zhang.
EINA teachers and alumni will also be at Utopia Markets Illustration, including: Laia Arqueros, Mariona Cabassa, Ferran Capo, Srita Cobra, Miquel Gallardo, Adrian Marques (el Marques), Jose Luis Merino and Berta Peiró.
3 October 2018
Aina Bestard, former student on the EINA Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, is presenting her new book “Bestial Births”.
Published by Zahorí de Ideas, the book is a publication that uses illustrations and transparencies to reveal the gestation and birth process of different animals.
Aina Bestard is an illustrator and textile designer and has published three books in the What’s Hidden? collection (What’s Hidden in the Forest?, What’s Hidden in the Sea? and What’s Hidden in the Human Body?), with more than 250,000 copies sold in over a dozen languages.