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28.08.2019

Baldomá: «Design reflects the social fabric and its industrial, technological, cultural, and human development; not preserving it would lead us to deny our identity»

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.

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Baldomá: «Design reflects the social fabric and its industrial, technological, cultural, and human development; not preserving it would lead us to deny our identity»

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Torrado: «It would be amazing to have a place that exclusively displayed all facets of design and its agenda: it would show the field’s value in terms of its quality, history, and cultural influence»
28.08.2019
Torrado: «It would be amazing to have a place that exclusively displayed all facets of design and its agenda: it would show the field’s value in terms of its quality, history, and cultural influence»

–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.

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Barañao: «Our designer's talent is renowned, we must value it and turn it into an asset to boost the economic development of our country»
23.07.2019
Barañao: «Our designer's talent is renowned, we must value it and turn it into an asset to boost the economic development of our country»

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”.

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González: «There is not one, unique ‘Argentine design’, there are, however, points of intersection and common belonging that don’t mimic design trends from abroad and usually combine origin and innovation»
22.07.2019
González: «There is not one, unique ‘Argentine design’, there are, however, points of intersection and common belonging that don’t mimic design trends from abroad and usually combine origin and innovation»

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.

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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»
01.07.2019
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.

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Oropel: «IDA Foundation fills a previously existing void and will certainly become the Museum of Argentine Design in the near future»
01.07.2019
Oropel: «IDA Foundation fills a previously existing void and will certainly become the Museum of Argentine Design in the near future»

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.

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Cervini: «If we aim to enhance the value of current Argentine design, standing on top of its foundations can provide immense enrichment»
30.05.2019
Cervini: «If we aim to enhance the value of current Argentine design, standing on top of its foundations can provide immense enrichment»

Analía Cervini, operations manager of Buenos Aires Creative Industries, analyzes the scope of design as a strategic tool in value building processes.

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Sauret: «In Argentina, we still need to broaden our understanding of design and think about more comprehensive and transformative aims, both tangible and intangible»
30.05.2019
Sauret: «In Argentina, we still need to broaden our understanding of design and think about more comprehensive and transformative aims, both tangible and intangible»

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.

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Fernández: «History is the beginning of theory, its review and appraisal is essential to expand the contents of project narratives»
01.05.2019
Fernández: «History is the beginning of theory, its review and appraisal is essential to expand the contents of project narratives»

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.

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Chaves: «Patrimonial collections and archives safeguard the ‘cultural legacy’ of the new generations of specialists: design archives are (or should be) the ‘libraries’ of designers»
01.05.2019
Chaves: «Patrimonial collections and archives safeguard the ‘cultural legacy’ of the new generations of specialists: design archives are (or should be) the ‘libraries’ of designers»

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.

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Saulquin and Tarelli: «The task of a museum is to give new meanings to the past in order to build, on that ground, planned future actions.»
29.03.2019
Saulquin and Tarelli: «The task of a museum is to give new meanings to the past in order to build, on that ground, planned future actions.»

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.

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Kogan: «Due to lack of interest, texts, cultural assets, art collections, and elements that give account of our history are permanently lost»
07.03.2019
Kogan: «Due to lack of interest, texts, cultural assets, art collections, and elements that give account of our history are permanently lost»

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.

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Fontana: «Collections and archives assembled abroad ratify the importance of documenting the profession’s evolution as a main cultural factor of developing societies»
07.03.2019
Fontana: «Collections and archives assembled abroad ratify the importance of documenting the profession’s evolution as a main cultural factor of developing societies»

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.

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–I–D–A Foundation public launch
15.02.2019
–I–D–A Foundation public launch

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.

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Homage to Frank Memelsdorff at the BID
26.11.2018
Homage to Frank Memelsdorff at the BID

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.

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Oscar Masotta. Theory as action
09.11.2018
Oscar Masotta. Theory as action

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).

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SBD Permanent Collection
24.10.2018
SBD Permanent Collection

–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.

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Historical review of Argentine Design in the 2017 SBD Catalogue
30.09.2017
Historical review of Argentine Design in the 2017 SBD Catalogue

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.

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–I–D–A Foundation is among fourteen institutions recognized by the Cisneros Collection
17.10.2016
–I–D–A Foundation is among fourteen institutions recognized by the Cisneros Collection

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.

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Argentine furniture design and production 1930-1970
30.11.2015
Argentine furniture design and production 1930-1970

Martha Levisman presented her latest book, published by Argentina's Contemporary Architecture Archive (ARCA), about one of the golden periods of Argentine industrial design.

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Material ideas: art and design in the 60's
01.10.2015
Material ideas: art and design in the 60's

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.

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IDI. Departure point
21.11.2013
IDI. Departure point

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.

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