Samar: «Having left behind ‘mandated proposals’, the design that is currently created in Argentina validates and reveals itself as a product of the diversity that inhabits our territory»
The Cordoba native architect, teacher, and researcher, Lidia Samar, analyzes the complex relationship established among the educational, professional, and productive fields.
The architect, designer, and cultural manager Julio Oropel explains the relevance of understanding design in a comprehensive way, while discussing the future challenges the discipline will face.
Analía Cervini, operations manager of Buenos Aires Creative Industries, analyzes the scope of design as a strategic tool in value building processes.
Bea Sauret, Director of Design Management and Productive Innovation of the National Ministry of Production and Labor, analyzes the importance of articulating public and private actors with scholars in order to improve the quality and competitiveness of national production.
Silvia Fernández, renowned researcher and editor, speaks about how necessary it is for the scientific community to have open access to archives and collections in order to both build and deconstruct knowledge.
Norberto Chaves, essayist, professor, and consultant specialized in project culture, gave us his point of view about the significance of design and its legacy within social, cultural, and productive contexts.
Susana Saulquin and Kika Tarelli, driving forces behind the positioning of Argentine apparel, reflected upon the relevance of patrimony for the production of historical narratives that reveal social habits and traditions.
Interviewed by –I–D–A Foundation, the cultural manager and international consultant, Hugo Kogan, examined the history of design in Argentina and asserted the urgency to recover and protect the patrimony.
In a conversation with –I–D–A Foundation, the renowned Argentinian graphic designer and printer Rubén Fontana reviewed different design icons and evaluated the role played by the State, institutions, and private actors in the protection of cultural patrimony.
After six years of labor, Argentina's main institution in charge of recovering, interpreting, displaying, and enhancing the value of national design launched its platform; a tool meant to encourage communication and interaction among the community of designers, researchers, and the general public.
A video paying homage to the design professional, who was one of the most important creators and cultural managers in the Ibero-American region, as a part of the Frank Memelsdorff Enterprises and Design award ceremony. The honoree was also consultant in the Theory and Management area of –I–D–A Foundation.
After touring through Mexico City and Barcelona, the exhibition about the Argentinian semiologist and researcher arrived to Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, curated by Ana Longoni and produced by the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
–I–D–A Foundation joined the Argentine Seal of Good Design (SBD) to incorporate a selection of all the products distinguished since its first edition, in 2011, to its patrimonial collection.
With images provided by –I–D–A Foundation, the Argentine official design award Sello de Buen Diseño (SBD) incorporated in its 7th edition catalogue a text that reviews iconic cases of national design.
In a research paper published in the section “Citations and Places” of the Cisneros Collection magazine, Laura Braverman analyzes fourteen institutes devoted to the protection and value activation of Latin American cultural patrimony.
Martha Levisman presented her latest book, published by Argentina's Contemporary Architecture Archive (ARCA), about one of the golden periods of Argentine industrial design.
The publication is based on the academic conferences held during the “Polesello joven. 1954-1974” exhibition at the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Malba), which analyzed the connections between art and design during the 1960's in Argentina.
The exhibition marked the beginning of a group research aimed at protecting, consolidating, and showcasing the original material held by the Industrial Design Institute (IDI). It took place at Rosario's Castagnino Museum as a part of the exhibition XII Salón Diario La Capital and enjoyed the support of the Diario La Capital Foundation.