Design History Foundation

  • Barcelona, 29, 30 & 31 October 2018

    Open registration for the ICDHS Conference in Barcelona!


    Reduced price for early registration until July 31!

    It is now possible to register for the 10 + 1 conference of the International Committee of Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), which will be held in Barcelona from October 29 to 31, with the theme “Back to the Future. The future in the past “, which refers to the legacy of the previous editions of this biennial conference and to the numerous areas of research that have been discussed since its first edition in Barcelona, ​​in 1999.
    Thus, in this edition the communications have been grouped into ten thematic blocks, ranging from “Territories in the scene of globalised Design: localisms and cosmopolitisms”, to “Vehicles of design criticism”. The thematic axes can be consulted here:
    http://bit.ly/2FQaC1A
    During the three days of the conference, about 170 communications will be presented by some of the most internationally recognized historians and design professionals.
    For reasons of capacity, the ICDHS 10 + 1 conference will host a maximum of 300 participants. Therefore, both authors and attendees must register in advance.
    You can consult all the information about the conference and register at the following link: http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/barcelona10+1/home-inicio

  • Barcelona, 22nd and 23rd February 2018

    Design and Franco’s regime. II Symposium of the FHD

    CALL FOR PAPERS UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER!
    The second symposium of the FHD (Design History Foundation) precisely seeks to explore the conditions in which the material and visual culture of Spain during the Franco regime were developed and how design progressed in a context of so many contradictions. The country was faced by an economy and a society in transition from the precariousness of the post-war period through to financial growth and the autarky of industrial ‘development’; a context in which culture happened in a framework of restricted liberties, isolation and also repression. Hence modernisation occurred under conditions of political exceptionality. The design and work of the professionals i