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  • 03/12/2019 - Home - International news

    Obituary Victor Margolin (1941-2019)

    On November 27th, Victor Margolin (1941-2019) died in Washington. Margolin was a member of the Advisory Council of the Foundation and a well-known design historian in Spanish-speaking countries because he spoke Spanish and for the book Las políticas de lo artificial published by Editorial Designio in 2002. He was a true precursor to the history of design discipline in which he was able to take a doctorate in 1981, being one of the first full-time professors of this subject in the United States. He has taught since 1982 at the University of Illinois in Chicago of which he was currently Professor Emeritus. His written production was deep and rigorous highlighting his studies on Soviet graphic design and philosophy of history. In the eighties he was co-founder of Design Issues magazine that initiated the tradition of academic journals of project culture. His greatest and most ambitious work was a World History of Design whose third volume could not end because of a serious accident. Margolin was a progressive and committed intellectual, a true history activist who didn’t miss a congress where he could support the nascent community of design historians and where his authoritative word was revered.

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    We attached his Cv CV Victor Margolin and the video of the ICDHS Barcelona, 2018 link

  • Barcelona 21-22 November, 2019

    II COLLOQUIUM OF RESEARCHERS IN TEXTILE AND FASHION. NAMES IN THE SHADOW

    The Colloquium: Names in the Shadow will take place at the  Design Museum of Barcelona
    21-22 November 2019

    Check the Conferences program Programa provisionall and abstracts booklet AAFF_Nombres en la sombra

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    Registration:
    Registration to the II Colloquium will be made through the website of the History of Design Foundation www.historiadeldisseny.org.

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

  • 20th and 21th November Design Museum of Barcelona

    Valerie Steele Inaugural Conference at II Colloquium of researchers on Textile and Fashion

    Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She Will discuss recent and emerging themes in Fashion Studies, focusing on exhibitions. Historically, fashion exhibitions have tended to be either chronological surveys or retrospectives of great designers. However, there are many other subjects that are important yet neglected.

  • Barcelona, March 12-13, 2020

    Call for papers III Simposio de la FHD: To be or not to be: Design’s rol in the contruction of identities

    The 12 th and 13 th of march 2020 will take place at the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona the Third Symposium of the FHD, entitled “To be or not to be: el papel del diseño en la construcción de identidades”. Dates:
    The III Symposium will take place on March 12 and 13, 2020, at the Design Museum of Barcelona. The working language will be Spanish. Abstracts and proposals in english will be accepted, as well.

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    Registration:
    Registration to the III Symposium FHD

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

    info@historiadeldisseny.org
    www.fundaciohistorialdeldisseny.org

     

  • 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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    Check the Conferences program Programa II Coloquio and abstracts booklet AAFF_Nombres en la sombra

    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.

     

    Registration:
    Registration to the II Colloquium will be made later through the website of the History of Design Foundation (www.historiadeldisseny.org).

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

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