Activities FHD

  • Barcelona, November 21-22, 2019

    The Textile and Fashion Studies Group announces the II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion, under the motto “Names in the Shadow”

    Names in the Shadow
    Design Museum of Barcelona
    21-22 November 2019

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    The Textile and Fashion Studies Group calls for the presentation of paper proposals for the II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion that, under the motto “Names in the Shadow”, wants to make visible unknown authors of the textile and fashion field.

    The Textile and Fashion Studies Group, attached to the Fundación Historia del Diseño, wants to be an exchange space designed to promote research and knowledge dissemination in the fields of textiles and fashion through the development of joint projects. Likewise, it wants to ensure the conservation of the textile heritage, as well as public and private archives and collections. The Group aims to study the world of textiles and clothing from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes history, art, technology, sociology, design and museology. Some of the specific interests of its members are the raw materials, the textile design, the samples of industrial fabrics, the knitwear, the lace, the prints, the popular and theater costumes, innovative fabrics, textile collecting, creators and production companies, the fashion system, the means of diffusion and circulation of fashion, images, socio-economic history and the aesthetics of costumes, trade and international relations.

    The Group announces the II Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion, with the theme “Names in the Shadow”. In 2017 the I Colloquium took place with a large number of interesting papers that allowed researchers, in many cases working in isolation, to connect. In this second meeting, we want to put in value unknown authors for the first time, to bring to Textile and Fashion Studies with a new set of creators and professionals.

    The aim is to bring to light interesting stories of professional careers of creators linked to the textile and fashion world, such as designers, printers, embroiderers, lacemakers, cartoonists, tailors and dressmakers or stylists. The stories must overcome the familiar and local framework and help us to build a new history with new protagonists that until now have not been studied or published. These names can be  studied from history, art, sociology, anthropology or other disciplines.

    The II Colloquium will take place on November 21 and 22, 2019, in the Design Museum of Barcelona. The working language will be Spanish.

    Paper abstracts must bear the name of the researcher, a brief description of your professional and / or academic position (15-20 words), email, title and a summary of 500 words. This summary, in case of acceptance, will be the one that will be published in the book of abstracts.

    Send your abstract to: Your speech must be a maximum of 20 minutes.

    The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019. Acceptance responses will be sent before May 30, 2019.

    Registration to the II Colloquium will be made later through the website of the History of Design Foundation (

    More information:
    Fundación Historia del Diseño
    Tel. 93513929
    Còrsega 176, Bajos-Int.
    08036 Barcelona

  • Barcelona, 29, 30 & 31 October 2018

    Success of the 10th+ 1 Congress of the ICDHS, Back to the Future. The Future in the Past, held in Barcelona

    Thank you very much to all of you who have accompanied us at the 10th + 1 conference of the ICDHS, Back to the Future. The Future in the Past, celebrated in Barcelona. It has been three intense days of debate, knowledge exchange and sharing of research carried out by scholars from around the world on topics related to Design History and Design Studies.

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    Throughout the 29th, 30th and 31st of October more than 130 communications were presented, distributed among 14 strands, as well as an open session dedicated to research and work in progress ( With over 180 entries from all five continents, it can be concluded that the conference has been a success, both in terms of participation, as well as from the organizational point of view and the quality and variety of the presentations.

    In the coming days, the book of abstracts and the proceedings book will be published on the ICDHS website (, as well as images of the various activities held during the days of the conference.

    Organized by the University of Barcelona, ​​the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, the Design History Foundation, and the Contemporary Art History and Design Research Group of the University of Barcelona (GRACMON), with the collaboration of the Diputación de Barcelona, ​​this conference has had two characteristics that have made it unique: the fact of returning to Barcelona, ​​the city that saw these meetings born in 1999 and that symbolizes and marks the end of one stage and the beginning of another; and the fact that the main promoter of these meetings, Anna Calvera, died at the beginning of the year, which gave us the strength to get the conference off the ground, as a tribute to her and her intellectual legacy. This conference has been celebrated in his memory.

    Barcelona passes the baton to Zagreb, venue of the next conference of the International Committee of Design History and Design Studies in 2020, which was presented by Fedja Vukic at the closing lecture held at the Museu del Disseny auditorium.

    Thanks to all the authors, participants, volunteers, organizers and staff of the three venues of the congress —Museu del Disseny, Auditorium of the University of Barcelona and Can Jaumandreu, UB— for achieving with their enthusiasm and involvement the success of the ICDHS 10th+1 Conference!

    See you in Zagreb 2020.

    (Photos by Xavi Padrós)

  • Barcelona, 29, 30 & 31 October 2018

    There are still places available to attend the ICDHS conference in Barcelona!

    From October 29 to 31 we have the most important event of the year for all researchers and professionals related to the history of design: the 10 + 1 conference of the International Committee of Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), organized by the Design History Foundation, together with GRACMON, the University of Barcelona and the Museu del Disseny.
    During the three days of the congress 170 communications will be presented, from some of the most recognized historians and design scholars at an international level.
    You can consult all the information about the conference and make the registration in the following link:

  • 20/06/2018 - Activities FHD - Home

    The FHD annual reports

    From here you can access the annual reports of the Foundation since 2008 in pdf format and in Spanish.
    These documents include a summary of the projects and activities undertaken during the year.
    Likewise you can also check the annual financial report of the Foundation.

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  • 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:
    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: