Conferences

  • 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 (http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/barcelona10+1/proposed-themes-strands-themes-sessions-proposed). 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 (http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/barcelona10+1/home-inicio), 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:  http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/barcelona10+1/

  • 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 in this discipline went hand in hand with the dawn of mass communication, tourism and new forms of consumption, while lifestyles were about seeking alternatives to such social realities; both during periods of growth and in the crisis of the seventies.
    Objectives and program HERE 
    REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Registration form

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    The symposium will take place at the Museu del Disseny Barcelona on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018

    Call for papers
    We would like to encourage historians to present 20-minute reports in which they clearly identify: a) the subjects and goals of their research, b) the methodology; c) more general causes of interest.
    Candidates must send an abstract, in no more than 300 words, of their research before 15 November 2017. Once accepted, they will receive the regulations for drafting and presenting texts.

    Collaborates: Museu del Disseny Barcelona

  • 25/01/2018 - Activities FHD - Conferences

    In 2018 the ICDHS biennial conference returns to Barcelona

    This year the members of the ICDHS (International Committee of Design History and Design Studies) have decided to return to Barcelona, ​​commemorating the first edition of these congresses held in 1999.
    Organized by the Design History Foundation, along with GRACMON, the University of Barcelona and the Museu del Disseny, the congress will be held on October 29, 30 and 31 with the theme “Back to the future (The future in the past: Starting again understanding our own legacy)”.
    The themes and sessions proposed are framed in two large blocks: “Design History and Histories of Design” and “Design Studies”.
    The deadline for sending abstracts ended on January 10, with more than 200 proposals. All the information about the congress is available at the following link:
    http://www.ub.edu/icdhs/barcelona10+1/

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