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News from the design school of Barcelona
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Anticipating future design scenarios
IED Barcelona organised the round table "What's the next point?" in a bid to imagine what future design scenarios will be like from the perspective of training, taking the city of Barcelona as a case study.
Celebrating two decades of history of IED Barcelona
On the occasion of this celebration, “A collective dream” will be showcased; a display through the history of the school by way of outstanding projects carried out by its students.
Carolina Galeazzi, IED Barcelona student, winner of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards with Ex•Tĕrra
The Ex•Tĕrra project by IED Barcelona student Carolina Galeazzi has won one of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards.
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
'Designing for the Many: Hemeroteca Digital'
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
'ATTRACT Academy': A European academic alliance to boost education in technology, science and AI
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Food Design Week: Emblemàtics by IED Barcelona Alumni
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Food Design System x Edivi
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
The path of the creative process
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
International Design Day: Embrace uncertainty
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
Talk on ‘Designing the Metaverse’ within the framework of Mobile Week Barcelona
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
IED Barcelona at Saló de l’Ensenyament and Futura 2022
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
Climate action focus of the latest edition of CBI
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
The Herstory of Design
Women have written key chapters in the history of art and design, not always receiving the public recognition that their contributions to these disciplines have deserved.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
Folio Review 2022 projects the creative force of emerging design talent
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
Sustainability, tradition, technology and beauty at Foodture 2021
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
Italian Design: The bridge between beauty, technology and humanity
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
Innovative, sustainable and committed design to help refugees in Lesbos
‘Join it’, a system of sustainable production by IED Barcelona Product Design students has won the 4th edition of the Social Ideas Contest for the Greek island of Lesbos.
Two IED alumni win third prize at Spain’s Roca One Day Design Challenge
‘Flink’ responds to the challenge to design an innovative proposal for the kitchen sink and tap space, including new features, all within a period of eight hours.
From new crafts to virtual identities
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
IED Barcelona designs the equestrian obstacle ‘Castellers’ for CSIO Barcelona 2021
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
'Experiential vehicles, the tourism of the future', by IED Barcelona, SEAT and Carnet
All these designs result in THE GREATEST TRIP for a reduced group of passengers. They go beyond mere functionality, enabling people to form connections on the basis of experiences.
IED Barcelona project ‘Panot’ wins Habitácola 2021
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
The iF Design Talent Award 2021 shortlists the project of IED student Anastasiia Kuliabina
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
A Virtual Reality project by IED represents Spain in the final round of Red Bull Basement
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
Reconnecting with nature through biophilic design
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Lluman: Light and nature to bring Poblenou to life
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.