25 February 2022
IED Barcelona has hosted the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD) conference, which brings together the directors of European schools and universities in the fields of business marketing and economics.
Over the course of two days, the event fostered the sharing of ideas on dual-degree study programmes in English, and presented analyses by a range of speakers from the domains of education, the economy, and the promotion of youth employability, among others.
The conference kicked off with opening words from Patrizia Carfagna, organiser of this annual event and Director of the Italian Institute of Barcelona, as well as the General Consul of Italy in Barcelona, Emanuele Manzitti. Both highlighted the pertinence of holding the event at IED; an education institution with a European dimension and a commitment to innovation.
The welcome session also included speeches from the CEO of IED Spain, Alessandro Manetti, and the Director of IED Barcelona, Andrea Marchesi.
Manetti focused part of his speech on the role of design. In this sense, he alluded to the historical evolution of the discipline, from its origins focused on production to the human-centred design experienced during the first two decades of the 21st century. He also highlighted the emergence of a new era, that of global challenges, in which design must actively participate in issues such as sustainable development, cultural diversity, social impact and technological development.
Marchesi’s address emphasised the parallels between the mission and vision of the EBBD and IED Barcelona, which constituted its Management Area over a decade ago, and provides programmes such as the BA (Hons) in Business Design and Master in Design Management.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
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.
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.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
IED participates in Dubai Design Week 2018 with Stalactite, a project by Master in Sustainable Design from IED Barcelona, and also offers a workshop in collaborative design.
The Postgraduate in Design of Wedding and Ceremony Dresses student at IED Barcelona will receive 1,000 euros in fabrics from Gratacós.
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
The company founded by IED Barcelona BA in Fashion graduate Alba García, along with Anna Canadell, has established itself as one of the most promising start-ups in the fashion sector.
The former student of IED Barcelona wins the competition’s prestigious award and reaffirms his unstoppable trajectory in fashion design.
From proposals on the catwalk to emerging brands in the Allianz Ego Showroom, the event has a wide representation of fashion talents trained at IED.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
Students of the Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology review the classic The Beetle model with two proposals based on a circular, repairable and updatable design.
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
Prisca Vera Franchetti (PRISCAVera) and Luis De Javier will showcase their collections on 13 February at 6 pm and 14 February at 8 pm, respectively (local time in both cases).
The IED Barcelona alumnus is one of the 10 designers shortlisted from among 800 candidates in the prestigious competition for young fashion designers.