Lang: «The identity of Argentine design is very defined but only few people are able to pinpoint it, since it is often searched for on the surface, when it resides in the productive process, within a shared way of making things that identifies us»
The coordinator of the Creative Industries Market Design (MICA) sector, Germán Lang, warns us about the consequences of focusing exclusively on developing design projects without considering such concepts as cultural economy and knowledge and forgetting to create management areas and sites that enable professional reflection.
Architect, designer, and professor Jonny Gallardo explains why the obsessive search for a particular identity may lead to the exclusion of key elements that constitute society and its history.
The architect, journalist, and editor Cayetana Mercé, discusses the importance of reviewing official design narratives and demanding long term public policies aimed at effectively consolidating national production.
The writer, cultural manager, and journalist specialized in design, Luján Cambariere, analyses the link between Argentine society and design, while elaborating upon the power of the discipline to transform reality.
By the end of November, the exhibition “Sergio De Loof: Have you heard about me?” will open at the Modern Museum. This will be the first exhibit devoted to review the career of the artist, one of the most provocative and multifaceted Argentine creators.
–I–D–A Foundation will participate in one of the most important Latin American design festivals by interviewing Martín Churba and Bondi Group, who will share the ideas and experiences that constitute their respective projects.
Adrián Lebendiker, founder and former director of the Metropolitan Center for Design (CMD), analizes from his cross-disciplinary perspective the implications of innovations within the fields of project development and entrepreneurship.
Sociologist and design academic Verónica Devalle debates the notion of “identity” within material culture, evaluates the relevance of having a historical perspective, and identifies the future challenges that the discipline will face.
Co-edited by IDA Foundation and Malba, this book provides an insight into the aesthetics, practices, and actors that defined an era through the combination of hundreds of unique images, first-hand accounts, and analysis by renowned specialists and theoreticians.
Luis Sarale, a Mendoza native designer and professor, highlights the impact of new technologies and territorial work in the development of professional profiles that tackle current social and economic challenges.
The co-founder of Mar del Plata’s mega-encounter TRImarchi DG, reviews several implications of design, its evolutionary paths, and its boundaries.
Gabriela Baldomá, Preservation and Restoration consultant for IDA Foundation, reveals the importance of preserving processes and project records of great masters in order to produce innovative ideas.
–I–D–A Foundation’s consultant in the area of Architectural Design explains the importance of using “common sense” when designing and reflects about the relevance of design collections as a tool to understand the motivations and interests behind each production.
Lino Barañao, the national Minister of Science and Technology, shares his vision about the new ways of conceiving the discipline and the relevance of “design knowledge”.
The Minister of Innovation and Culture of the province of Santa Fe, María de los Ángeles “Chiqui” González, shares her views about diversity within design identity and its key role as a tool for socio-cultural change.
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).
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.