School of Visual Arts
The images and sounds, that are engrained in our lives convey values and meanings pertaining to very different areas of the production system, such as fashion, product design, all the different areas of industrial production where it is applied, and culture and politics.
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News from the School of Visual Arts in Barcelona
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury
IED Barcelona expands XR Lab equipment with Pico
Two more models of virtual reality glasses: the Pico Neo 3 Pro EYE and the Pico Neo 3 Pro.
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.
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
Different visual identities for a pilot project at the Palau de la Música Catalana
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.
A project paying homage to theatre wins “On the Rise 2022” Graphic Design award at the OFFF festival
‘Llantiol Teatre’ by Thinh Truong, third-year Motion Graphics student at IED Barcelona, has received the Wix Playground in the best Graphic Design category.
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.
A journey across world literature through the redesign of book covers
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home".
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.
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.
Parametric design, or how to push the boundaries in the fashion industry
Third IED Barcelona Master Talk 21/22
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.
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.
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.
Stations of a near future: Experience within a Hyperloop station
A project focused on the current needs of cities and their citizens, the integration of technology and respect for the environment.
IED presented two projects at Sónar+D CCCB
IED presented the MixCities and 2020+20 projects at the extraordinary edition of Sónar+D, which took place on September 18th and 19th at the CCCB.
Illustrious Italian personalities 'sneak' into the Consulate
IED Barcelona has been involved in the new headquarters of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona, with a graphic proposal.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.