Barcelona Design Week 2020

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Project: Gemstories

Barcelona Design Week 2020

From 17th to 26th November, Barcelona Design Week 2020 will take place virtually with the motto “Design activism”. IED will be present through a range of activities and events:

Showcases – Design in Diagonal

Students of the Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design have designed a window display for the Habitat store as part of the “Design in Diagonal” initiative. A proposal by Barcelona Centre de Disseny that aims to give visibility to local creative talent, link design to the commercial sector and bring design closer to society.

IED’s proposal “Verde que te quiero” (a play on Federico García Lorca’s poem “Green, how I want you green”) has been developed based on two UN Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action and Life on Land.

EDIVI – Emerging Education in a Pandemic Situation

On Thursday 19th November at 5.00 p.m. the project KAH by Undergraduate Degree in Product Design student Lea Karrash will be presented: gloves made from bioplastic in a bid to improve the huge amounts of waste generated by this item, whose use has skyrocketed with the pandemic. It is a virtual session, organised by EDIVI, the network of higher education design centres for social innovation and sustainability, in which teachers and students meet to reflect on how design institutions have adapted in recent months to support the creation and development of social innovation projects.

Design as a Key Factor in Additive Manufacturing

Oriol Carrasco, Professor of Digital Tools from the school’s Design Area, will participate in an online round table about Additive Manufacturing and the use of new materials on Wednesday 25th November at 9.30 a.m.

Madrid-Barcelona Bridge

Celebrating the collaboration between the Madrid Design Festival and the Barcelona Design Week, an exhibition of projects resulting from the workshops held last February will be inaugurated with the participation of the student Juanjo Masero. The project Pulmón [Lung] proposes the promotion of green areas within the city and can be visited from 17th to 26th November at the Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB).

The Table Knife Project

This initiative aims to raise funds for the El Llindar Foundation through the sale of knives designed by 28 design studios, some of which include teachers and alumni. It is a local organisation that supports disadvantaged young people by developing their skills to work in the hospitality industry. This charitable project will be exhibited from 17th to 28th November at the Cubiñá Store and the knives can be purchased online at 

Check out the full programme here: