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Inhabit, from the body and from objects in the Out of Place exhibition

El Último Grito, the London based studio of Spanish designers Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado, are some of the artists who investigate the concept of habitaje from multiple positions in the exhibition misplaced. With Imaginary Architectures bodies roam the glass of a primitive city that seems to devour itself.
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The Iron Ring creator speaker of the Out of Place Talks.

Cecilia Jonsson, creator of The Iron Ring explores how contaminated mining grounds may benefit from the mining of metals. For The Iron Ring, 24kg of iron-tainted grass was removed from contaminated mining grounds and transformed into a ring of 2g metallic iron.
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Functionality and color: two perspectives on materials during the FADfest

Material lovers, this year MaterFAD organises two terrific activitites during FADfest! The 30th june, we'll talk about last solutions in materials and constructive sistems for architecture at «Mater Brunch» and the 1st of july, color will be addressed from differents points of view at «Mater Lab: ColorForward®».
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FAD celebrates the 50th Rosa Sensat Summer School’s anniversary

FAD joins the 50th Rosa Sensat Summer School's anniversary, an exchance and pedagogical renovation space that has become a reference event for the education world.
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MODAFAD T Project Fashion Awards news and emblematic location.

On 3rd July at 18:00, the 39th MODAFAD edition, the emerging fashion designers catwalk, will take place at the Lluis Companys Olimpic Stadium. This year’s summer edition will also give a 600 euros check to spend at the most international fabrics shop of Barcelona, Gratacós, to the Golden Award winner.
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Will you miss the first Europe’s Digital Sketching meeting by Adobe?

Next 3rd of julu, Abode and Drawing on Location come together at FADfest to awaken your curiosity for new sketching tecniques development and push the boundries of digital art.
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The expert Jaron Rowan about Memes, anti-design and idiot intelligence at the Out of Place Talks

Jaron Rowan, researcher and cultural agitator, joins the Out of Place talks as a speacker in order to talk about a phenomenon of which we are all, at the same time, abettors and victims: memes.
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Monumental architecture and the low-cost fashion is compatible? Oliver Thill abou ‘IKEA classicism’

On one hand, architecture had to be scaled back in order to provide neutral structures open for a variety of uses. On the other, it had to present inimitable, eye-catching objects with a unique design and high recall value. Is it compatible?
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Obras que desafían el futuro en la exposición “Fuera de Lugar”

Hablar de comida sintética o de ciudades móviles puede parecer arriesgado, justo en la frontera entre realidad y ficción y sobretodo, una posibilidad tan improbable como lejana.
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The artist Di Mainstone at ‘Out of Place’ Talks

Artist and researcher, Di Mainstone creates body-centric sculptures, designed to initiate movement and storytelling. Many of these wearable artefacts are inspired by technology. Discover her most remarcable work: Human Harp.
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Main FADfest 2015 exhibitions

This year, FADfest will not only exhibit the traditional FAD Awards 2015, we will also exhibit an international collective exhibition of FAD’s own production: Out of Place, conceptualised and directed by Head Curator Rosa Pera.
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Glithero studio will deliver the opening lecture at FADfest 2015!

The opening of FADfest will be led by an international reference in the sector, a paradigm of the transversality of practices and disciplines: Glithero, a design studio from London, formed by Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren, from Britain and Holland, respectively.
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Presentation of the curator team for the “Out of Place” exhibition, part of the FADfest 2015

This year, in addition to the annual exhibition of shortlisted projects for the prizes awarded by the FAD, the FADfest 2015 wishes to address the concept proposed by the curator Rosa Pera, “out of place”, through contemporary creative practice. The team of curators is headed by her and also comprises five professionals representing the different disciplines of the FAD: Pau de Solà-Morales, Ana Domínguez Siemens, Albert Martínez López-Amor, Jesús-Ángel Prieto and Juan Vidal.
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The FADfest 2015 explores the “out of place” concept in contemporary creative practice

Artists, designers and architects delve into the practice of the inappropriate, taking over others’ territories and examining the angles between habit and imposture to reach other perspectives. The FADfest 2015 wants to explore these practices in the Fuera de lugar (Out of Place) exhibition. The inauguration of Out of Place and The Best Design of the Year, the annual exhibition of the shortlisted projects in the prizes awarded by the FAD, will be the green light for the start of the FADfest 2015, which will be held from 29 June to 5 July, the week which will see the presentation of the prizes awarded by the FAD this year: FAD Awards to Architecture 2015, Laus Awards to Graphic Design and Visual Communication 2015 and MODAFAD Awards.
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Emiliana Design Studio & David Torrents + Silvia Miguez are the winners of the FADfest Design Exhibition Contest

After an intense deliberation session, the Jury of the competition for the design of the space and graphics of the FADfest 2015 exhibition decided on 23 March 2015 at 7 pm that the team with the portfolio that best met the requirements for producing the brief is the one made up of the Emiliana Design Studio and the studio of David Torrents + Silvia Miguez.
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The FAD organises a competition to select a design team for the space and graphic layout of the FADfest 2015 central exhibition

For this edition of the FADfest, the FAD is seeking to renew the display design of the central exhibition. With this goal, FAD is calling all industry designers and companies from the Spanish domain to participate in a merit-based competition for selecting a design team (already existing or created ad hoc).
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SAVE THE DATE! The FADfest 2015 will take place from 29 June to 5 July

The 5th edition of the FADfest now has a date: it will be held from 29 June to 5 July and will feature important news. The principal one is that the FADfest will have a theme, a sphere for reflection that will ask questions about the future of the different fields of creation within design.
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(Català) La lluminària Trick, del dissenyador Dean Skira per iGuzzini Illuminazione, guanya el Delta d’Or

(Català) El premi Medalla ADI d'Or per a estudiants de disseny s'atorga al projecte Jib-Ster, una taula de snowboard d'Adrià Pedrosa, estudiant de l'escola Elisava.
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(Català) El Gorai Dumpsite Closure de Bombai, guanyador del City to City Barcelona FAD Award

(Català) El jurat també va atorgar tres mencions, una pel projecte Slums, City and Education in Architecture de Bangladesh, una altre pel projecte Map Kibera de Kenya i una darrera pel projecte Libera de l'Alto Belice Corleonese a Itàlia.
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(Català) Premis Habitàcola per estudiants d’arquitectura i interiorisme

(Català) Els Habitàcola són un concurs dirigit a estudiants, impulsat per Arquinfad, per a promoure la reflexió dels nous marcs teòrics en els àmbits del disseny i l’arquitectura.
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(Català) L’obra Percuso Pedonal Assistido da Baixa ao Castelo de Sao Jorge, a Lisboa, de Falcão de Campos, Premi FAD d’Arquitectura 2014

(Català) La primera edició del Premi FAD Internacional va atorgar també quatre premis amb caràcter igualitari.
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(Català) Pedro Covelo, Millor Dissenyador i Martín Maldonado, Millor Col·lecció del MODAFAD T Project Fashion Awards

(Català) El passat divendres 4 de juliol va tenir lloc la 37a edició del MODAFAD, la passarel·la de dissenyadors de moda emergents.
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(Català) L’obra Pes de l’artista Martí-Toro guanyadora del premi ArtFAD d’Or 2014

(Català) Kima Guitart guanya la Plata amb la seva obra Subtil, un xal ritual i el Premi ArtFAD Estudiants el rep Tura Sanz per l’obra Os.
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(Català) El Festival de Creació Contemporània Escena Poblenou guardonat amb el Premi FAD Sebastià Gasch

(Català) Els premis d'aquest any es van lliurar en una cerimònia que va tenir lloc a l'Auditori del Disseny Hub Barcelona el 30 de juny a les 21 h., en el marc de la programació del FADfest. Aquesta va comptar amb dos presentadors molt especials, Joaquim Noguero i Josep Pedrals, que van conduir l'acte i van presentar els guardonats.
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(Català) L’Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu i Socialytics, guanyadors del nou premi Laus Aporta

(Català) El passat 26 de juny a les 21h. va tenir lloc la Nit Laus, que es va convertir una vegada més en l'epicentre del món del disseny i la comunicació a Barcelona. Durant la nit es van lliurar els Premis Laus, que aquest any celebraven 50 anys des de la seva primer edició, i que reconeixen els millors projectes realitzats per professionals i estudiants de disseny gràfic, publicitat i comunicació visual.
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«Face to face. Design Listens. »

Que opinión tienen del diseño los profesionales del resto de sectores? Un debate para repensar la función y aplicaciones del diseño en el mundo profesional.
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3D printing, wearables and e-textiles

(Català) Amb motiu del 3r congrés internacional Open Design / Shared Creativity el FAD i UltraLab et proposen dos tallers d'iniciació entorn les possibilitats que ens brinden la impressió 3D, els wearables i els e-textiles.
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The Domestic Data Streamers finalize the details of their new installation

The team from the Domestic Data Streamers has been working for days at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on a new installation that will count the votes of the public for the Laus Awards via an original counting system.
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The Rock Paper Pixel website is out

La segunda edición de la jornada Rock Papel Pixel ya está en marcha. Faltan menos de dos meses para que bloguers, instagramers y influenciadores se den encuentro en la jornada de comunicación sobre diseño Rock Papel Pixel para hablar del presente y la inmediatez actual hacia la planificación a largo plazo.
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The FAD Awards shortlist has been announced

Less than two months from the FADfest, the FAD2014 Awards shortlist has been announced! In addition, the winners in the Thought and Critique category have now been made public.
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Oh là Laus, the party of the finalists, is back

Has your work been shortlisted by the Jury of the Laus Awards? Do you want to know which other works you are competing against to win a Gold Laus? Ahead of the Nit Laus, come and view all of this year’s shortlisted works and vote via Twitter for what you believe is the most interesting piece.
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Registration for the 3rd Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference is now open

Registration for the third edition of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference is now open! This year, in keeping with the conference’s “open” philosophy, you set the admission price yourself.
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The projections at the Filmoteca de Catalunya during the FADfest, are back

Six national previews of documentary movies will be held between the 2 and 10 of july. “From nothing something” will open the series 2nd of July and it will be closed by “The Human Scale” on 9th of July.
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Domestic Data Streamers and Jan Boelen will be participating in the third edition of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference

The young designers Domestic Data Streamers and Jan Boelen, curator of this year’s edition of the Design Biennial of Ljubljana, will be taking part, among others, in the new edition of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference due to be held from 30 June to 1 July as part of the FADfest.
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Debbie Millman, Maria Popova and Guta Moura at the Rock Paper Pixel Session

Debbie Millman, Maria Popova and Guta Moura, benchmark figures in the field of design dissemination in the digital sphere, will be participating in the second edition of the Rock Paper Pixel session due to take place on 2 July as part of the FADfest 2014.
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3rd International Conference Open Design / Shared Creativity

The Open Design / Shared Creativity Conference (ODSC) is a space where we meet up once a year to reflect and debate on the potential of the brave new world that we’re all creating together, to explore the opportunities and the challenges it brings, and share ideas and experiences.
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The call for the XXVI Habitácola Awards has been launched

ArquinFAD, FAD’s Architecture Association, launches a new edition of the Habitácola Awards under the tagline "Abandon Yourself!". The Habitácola Awards, promoted by Arquinfad, were established in 1987 with the aim of encouraging reflexion about new theoretical frameworks in the context of architecture and design and viewpoints arising from the various subjects of social interest put forward for each competition.
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The call for the ARTFAD 2014 Awards is now open

The A-FAD is organizing the contemporary arts and crafts awards aimed at stimulating research, creation and excellence in the field of artistic crafts. The ARTFAD Awards form part of the FADfest event organized by the FAD, Fostering Arts and Design.
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Are you preparing an activity? Put it forward for the programme of the Barcelona Design Festival 2014

In the Barcelona Design Festival we would like to include any parallel activities that the sector can organize, which is why we are contacting you. If you have any related activity that is open to the city and that you would like to see included in the programme, send it in before 29 April!
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Andreas Von Estorff and Stefan Siegel, jury members of MODAFAD 2014

Modafad, the FAD’s fashion association, has in recent days confirmed the new members joining the jury of the Modafad 2014 Awards.