Activities FHD

  • 01/12/2011 - Activities FHD

    The FHD organizes the 2011 Design History Society Anual Conference

    Design History Society Anual Conference
    7-10 de September 2011, Barcelona
    Call for papers: the deadline is 31 January 2011

    Subject: Design activism and social change

    Venue: Facultat d’Història de l’Art de la Universitat de Barcelona and ADI FAD
    Coordinator: Guy Julier
    Organizes: Fundació Història del Disseny, Barcelona

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    Design activism has emerged in recent years as a term to denote creative practices that invoke social, political and environmental agency. Typically, it distances itself from commercial or mainstream public policy-driven approaches. Instead, it embraces marginal, non-profit or politically engaged design theories, articulations and actions.

    The “2011 Design History Society International Conference” offers an important opportunity for design students, academics and practitioners to participate in the development of historical enquiry into design activism.

    It welcomes the presentation of original research that helps deepen and widen our understanding of its practices and theories, contexts and discourses. The types of design expression that this conference includes, but is not limited to, are professional and non-professional industrial, graphic, craft, textile, fashion, urban, spatial, interior, digital and service design.

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  • 07/07/2010 - Activities FHD

    FHD Board of Trustees annual meeting

    The annual meeting of the FHD Board of Trustees was held on 20 March 2010 at the Foundation’s headquarters. In accordance with the byelaws, a third of the Board was renewed. Andreu Alfaro Hofmann, Oriol Pibernat and Anty Pansera therefore became trustees and Conxa Bayó, Mireia Freixa and Charo Mora joined the Advisory Committee.
    Summary of activities 2009 (in Spanish)

  • 05/05/2010 - Activities FHD

    The FHD will investigate the Pop Graphic Design in Barcelona

    Within the framework of the 2009 AGAUR (University Aids and Research Management Agency), call for grants for local or regional projects, one of the projects presented by Fundació Història del Disseny (Design History Foundation) has been selected. The project, “Pop Graphic Design in Barcelona, from 1965 to 1975”, carried out by the researcher Mari Àngels Fortea, which will focus on the history of Barcelona, in the periode between the late 60s and the early 70s; it will also research the cultural, social and political essential role played by collectives such as Gauche Divine, the School of Cinema of Barcelona or the Nova Cançó; and the graphic design developed around. To sum up, making of thePop Graphic in Barcelona.

  • 05/05/2010 - Activities FHD


    The Design History Foundation and Editorial Designio have published the book
    Tiempo, lugar y discurso
    The launch of the book took place on Friday 19 March 2010 at 7:30pm at DHUB Barcelona, Carrer Montcada, 12.
    The event was presented by Oriol Pibernat.
    Diseño e historia is a collection of essays by:
    Conxa Bayó
    Anna Calvera
    Isabel Campi
    Mireia Freixa
    Guy Julier
    Viviana Narotzky
    Raquel Pelta
    Oscar Salinas
    The price of the book is 20€. For further information:

  • 03/03/2010 - Activities FHD

    Art Déco course

    30.09.09 – 16.12.09
    With this course, the Design History Foundation initiated its activities of teaching and promoting awareness of the most significant phenomena in design, from a rigorous and at the same time heterodox perspective, and with both an international and local scope.
    Classes were in catalan.