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10.07.2021

Rivas: "Perhaps the most important Argentine reference of the 1950 period is the BKF armchair, an icon of regional design"

In this new video interview corresponding to the 2nd chapter of the curatorial program Epic: feats of Argentine design, Wustavo Quiroga dialogues with Jorge Rivas about the material culture of objects and Latin American design of the 20th century. You can see the video on our YouTube channel.

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García:
07.07.2021
García: "It is necessary to deconstruct the male canon of concrete art, which has also been approached by numerous women researchers, in order to find other stories of concretism in Argentina"

In this virtual meeting of the 2nd chapter of the curatorial program Épica: feats of Argentine design, the Vice President of the IDA Foundation Raúl Naón interviews the current Chief Curator of the Malba Museum, about the characteristics of the artistic trends of the 1940s and 1950s that impacted carbonate in the discipline of design.

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#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1950 - Part 2
05.07.2021
#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1950 - Part 2

“Epic: Feats of Argentine Design” is a multi-format curatorial program that aims to review a century of history based on archival material from IDA Foundation and other collections. This second issue about the chapter 1950, addresses the boom of mass consumption in contrast to the consolidation of modern design.

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#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1950
03.06.2021
#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1950

“EPIC: Feats of Argentine Design” is a multi-format curatorial program aimed at reviewing a century of design history through the material found in the IDA Foundation collection and other archives. Its second chapter “1950” addresses the intensification of mass consumption in contrast to the consolidation of modern design.

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Villanueva: “Posters produced by the Postal Savings Bank between the 30s and 50s were figurative and clear in their messages related to saving in childhood, work and effort”
02.06.2021
Villanueva: “Posters produced by the Postal Savings Bank between the 30s and 50s were figurative and clear in their messages related to saving in childhood, work and effort”

To close the 1st chapter of the curatorial program “EPIC: feats of Argentine design”, the coordinator of Fundación IDA Mora Caraballo interviews the artist and curator of contemporary art Santiago Villanueva, who specializes in investigating archives on historical issues.

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Levisman: “Until 1930, there was no modern furniture, designed, built and tested in Argentina, but only classic furniture. Since then and until the 1970s, they remain in force”
02.06.2021
Levisman: “Until 1930, there was no modern furniture, designed, built and tested in Argentina, but only classic furniture. Since then and until the 1970s, they remain in force”

As part of the 1st chapter of the curatorial program Epic: feats of Argentine Design, the industrial designer Franco Chimento interviews Martha Levisman, architect, historian and archivist specialized in the modern movement and the work of authors such as Alejandro Bustillo, who renewed the style decoration in the 30s.

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Therapy
15.05.2021
Therapy

IDA Foundation participates in the exhibition Therapy, showcased at the Malba Museum from March 19 to August 16, through the display of one of the pieces from its collection.

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José Bonomi's Original income
07.05.2021
José Bonomi's Original income

We proudly announce the arrival of the José Lucio Bonomi (Italy, 1903-Buenos Aires, 1992) collection to our archive via donation.

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Carballo:
06.05.2021
Carballo: "The Textil Art from Santiago del Estero is a pioneering and emblematic cultural legacy"

In this 2nd installment of # OpinionExperta on video, Constanza Martínez interviews Belén Carballo to talk about textile art from Santiago del Estero, and its importance in the 1920-1940 period, which covers the 1st chapter of the curatorial program “Épic”.

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#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1920-1940  #2
04.05.2021
#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1920-1940 #2

“EPIC: Feats of Argentine Design” is a multi-format curatorial program aimed at reviewing a century of design history through the exploration of the IDA Foundation collection and other archives. This is the second submission of the first chapter “1920–1940”, which examines the shift from a stylistic culture to modernist architecture and design expressions.

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Liernur:
03.05.2021
Liernur: "The period 1920-1920 left as an inheritance the idea that it was no longer necessary to adjective to architecture. Architecture is modern"

As part of the 1st chapter of Epic: Feats of Argentine Design, the architects Cecilia Durán and Francisco Liernur discuss about modern architecture: housing and the city in the work of Wladimiro Acosta, Delfina Gálvez Bunge and Amancio Williams and the Austral Group, the contribution of the period 1920-1940 to the history of architecture, the value of design and architecture archives and much more.

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#EpicMerchandising 1920-1940 | WALLPAPERS
23.04.2021
#EpicMerchandising 1920-1940 | WALLPAPERS

Alongside the first chapter "1920–1940" of the #Epic program, we have launched a wallpaper collection, adapted to different formats for cell phones, tablets, laptops, and computers featuring the applications of classic, turn of the century, printing presses.

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Kurchan, Juan Fund Entry
09.04.2021
Kurchan, Juan Fund Entry

We proudly announce the incorporation of the collection-archive Juan Kurchan (Buenos Aires, 1913-1972) to our catalogue, donated by the Kurchan Family.

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#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1920-1940
01.04.2021
#Epic | FEATS OF ARGENTINE DESIGN 1920-1940

“EPIC: feats of Argentine design” is a multi-format curator program aimed at reviewing a century in design history through the material kept in the IDA Foundation collection and other archives. The opening section of chapter one, “1920–1940”, explains the transition from a stylistic culture to modernist manifestations in architecture and design.

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Fuzs: «It is worthless to search innovative, technical solutions deprived of innovative, political solutions»
01.02.2021
Fuzs: «It is worthless to search innovative, technical solutions deprived of innovative, political solutions»

The architect, professor, and researcher from Cordoba, Gonzalo Fuzs, analyzes the intense relationship between communities and territory through design.

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Pasquet: «We have to give serious consideration to other social models and develop true alternatives aimed at developing design in a sustainable and inclusive way»
01.02.2021
Pasquet: «We have to give serious consideration to other social models and develop true alternatives aimed at developing design in a sustainable and inclusive way»

From her base in Misiones, designer, professor, and researcher, Daniela Pasquet reflects about territorial awareness as a requirement to produce the best solutions to fulfill society’s economic, productive, and cultural needs.

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Torrejón: «We have a pending subject in Argentina: the creation of a country brand that encompasses our creative and productive feats»
31.12.2020
Torrejón: «We have a pending subject in Argentina: the creation of a country brand that encompasses our creative and productive feats»

The editorial director of L'Officiel Argentina, Ana Torrejón, explains the key role that strategic planning has in the promotion and positioning of both the discipline and cultural production.

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Candelmi: «Regardless the fact that strategy and design have always been connected and neither can be conceived in independent terms, the role of strategy in decisions surrounding the discipline is, today, more prominent and necessary than ever»
31.12.2020
Candelmi: «Regardless the fact that strategy and design have always been connected and neither can be conceived in independent terms, the role of strategy in decisions surrounding the discipline is, today, more prominent and necessary than ever»

From his Bariloche home-base, graphic designer, advertising agent, and professor Adrián Candelmi discusses the obligation of the discipline to exercise an inclusive perspective that matches our current context and foresees emergencies.

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Saltzman: «The fundamental problem is that we still cling to things as they are: conceptions based on interactions enable us to distort the world, reconnect, be astonished, and imagine more freely»
30.11.2020
Saltzman: «The fundamental problem is that we still cling to things as they are: conceptions based on interactions enable us to distort the world, reconnect, be astonished, and imagine more freely»

Prestigious designer and professor, Andrea Saltzman is keen on discarding the fragmented conception of the world we currently have to foster transversal solutions originated in spaces of interaction.

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Lucena: «Body and design constantly invoke and question one another, thus, originating practices that redefine gestures, techniques, worldviews, and objects which determine the cultural beat of different eras»
30.11.2020
Lucena: «Body and design constantly invoke and question one another, thus, originating practices that redefine gestures, techniques, worldviews, and objects which determine the cultural beat of different eras»

Sociologist, professor, and researcher, Daniela Lucena revisits episodes of our cultural history with the aim of reexamining clothing practices and the ever changing relationship between body and design.

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Sergio De Loof: Have you heard about me?
30.11.2020
Sergio De Loof: Have you heard about me?

As an homage to his legacy and just a year after the opening of his mega-exhibition, the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art will present a book about one of the most provocative and versatile creators in Argentine culture.

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Durán: «Reconsidering how we narrate and communicate our past necessarily implies questioning our current ways of living, teaching, consuming, and interacting»
06.11.2020
Durán: «Reconsidering how we narrate and communicate our past necessarily implies questioning our current ways of living, teaching, consuming, and interacting»

Architect, researcher, and writer Cecilia Durán elaborates upon events and characters that defined intellectual and material production along the XXth century in Argentina with the aim of presenting an overview of the relationship established throughout history between design and language.

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Ledesma: «Design must broaden its perspective and move from a product-centered view to one that takes into account the settings with the aim of transforming them using all available languages»
06.11.2020
Ledesma: «Design must broaden its perspective and move from a product-centered view to one that takes into account the settings with the aim of transforming them using all available languages»

María Ledesma, PhD explores design languages and advocates for the incorporation of forgotten concepts to the discipline.

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Novik: «Free from the chains of shape and product, design establishes a creative dialogue with multiple disciplines and skills with the aim of devising solutions based on new methods and approaches»
15.10.2020
Novik: «Free from the chains of shape and product, design establishes a creative dialogue with multiple disciplines and skills with the aim of devising solutions based on new methods and approaches»

Researcher, professor, and consultant Laura Novik explains her transversal conception of design culture and examines outstanding cases in Argentina and abroad.

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Iglesia: «The impact of design upon culture will only be enhanced if the field embraces a political and economic perspective»
15.10.2020
Iglesia: «The impact of design upon culture will only be enhanced if the field embraces a political and economic perspective»

Architect and writer Rafael Iglesia elaborates upon design as a cultural phenomenon while reflecting about its different conceptions, implications, and scopes according to specific contexts of production or formation.

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 Intermittency. Mendoza Design
17.09.2020
Intermittency. Mendoza Design

After fifteen years of research, IDA Foundation and the Interior Foundation present a key publication to consolidate a federal narrative of Argentine design. Throughout a dynamic and comprehensive tour of material, intellectual, and cultural production from Mendoza, the book invites the reader to discover the history of a province marked by creativity.

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IDA Platform
16.09.2020
IDA Platform

Our design legacy will reach a tangible audience via a specialized database created to foster knowledge and promote its exchange. Innovative and accessible, the platform contains thousands of resources —images, videos, and audios— covering almost a century of Argentine design production through the perspectives of authors, companies, and institutions that have enriched the productive, project-related, and social history of the discipline.

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Ghio: «It is not about conceiving design as the center of human life and the solution to all its problems, but to understand it from a human-centered perspective, as a useful, essential, and transformative element to co-create a better world»
16.09.2020
Ghio: «It is not about conceiving design as the center of human life and the solution to all its problems, but to understand it from a human-centered perspective, as a useful, essential, and transformative element to co-create a better world»

Marcelo Ghio, director of the agency OXB Branding and the Madrid-based magazine Experimenta, presents and analyzes the links among people design, and new technologies.

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Rodríguez: «We should incorporate digital interphases to our conception of design in a decisive way and leave behind the purely material culture that still predominates in our region»
16.09.2020
Rodríguez: «We should incorporate digital interphases to our conception of design in a decisive way and leave behind the purely material culture that still predominates in our region»

The creator of the magazines PLOT and NESS, Florencia Rodríguez, claims that our context provides opportunities to diversify the ways in which we approach and practice design in order to produce significant transformations.

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Imagining the Museum of Argentine Design alongside Taller a77
26.08.2020
Imagining the Museum of Argentine Design alongside Taller a77

IDA Foundation and the class Taller a77 of the FADU-UBA joined forces to project the future Museum of Argentine Design.

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The Irruption of Modernity
26.08.2020
The Irruption of Modernity

IDA Foundation was one of the candidate organizations chosen to participate from the Dusting Off Archives initiative. Funded by the alliance between the Williams and Bunge Foundation and the Born Foundation, this financial support was created to aid institutions devoted to safeguard archival material in Argentina in the task of organizing and offering public access to their collections.

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 Mohaded: «Current crises are undoubtedly the result of the production and consumer culture we have been tied to for decades; for that reason, design, alongside architecture, education, science, industry, and politics, must reframe its objectives»
10.08.2020
Mohaded: «Current crises are undoubtedly the result of the production and consumer culture we have been tied to for decades; for that reason, design, alongside architecture, education, science, industry, and politics, must reframe its objectives»

The renowned Catamarca-native designer Cristián Mohaded, head of his own studio with headquarters in Buenos Aires and Milan, analyzes the links between design and technique in our present context.

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Aczel: «Designers, technicians, manufacturers, retailers, and users constitute a single unit that defines the virtues of a product; jointly, they are capable of improving social life standards and qualifying their environment for that aim»
10.08.2020
Aczel: «Designers, technicians, manufacturers, retailers, and users constitute a single unit that defines the virtues of a product; jointly, they are capable of improving social life standards and qualifying their environment for that aim»

Susi Aczel, a pioneer of product design and business management in the country, describes the virtuous circle meant to be experienced by any piece to transcend and explains how technical and technological changes have impacted the offering diversification of the XXth and XXIst centuries.

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Arroyuelo: «In order for a design piece to be meaningful and perennial, tradition must, inevitably and unavoidably, be reconsidered»
02.07.2020
Arroyuelo: «In order for a design piece to be meaningful and perennial, tradition must, inevitably and unavoidably, be reconsidered»

With a wide experience in the field of specialized critique, the journalist Javier Arroyuelo, reviews and questions the connection between design and tradition within different geographical and historical contexts.

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De Tezanos Pinto: «I am not a fervent advocate of tradition as such, of the indiscriminate repetition of images,...; however, it motivates me to think that we can achieve new experiences and create a new order departing from those origins»
02.07.2020
De Tezanos Pinto: «I am not a fervent advocate of tradition as such, of the indiscriminate repetition of images,...; however, it motivates me to think that we can achieve new experiences and create a new order departing from those origins»

The architect and designer Arturo de Tezanos Pinto analyzes how much environment, traditions, and other identity elements influence a creative process.

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Flesler: «Design has not solved nor will it solve structural social problems until it becomes efficiently integrated into public policies aimed at expanding rights»
02.06.2020
Flesler: «Design has not solved nor will it solve structural social problems until it becomes efficiently integrated into public policies aimed at expanding rights»

The professor, researcher, and coordinator of the Gender Unit of the FADU-UBA General Secretariat advocates for inter and trans-disciplinary approaches as a way to produce inclusive and intelligent solutions to long-standing problems.

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Escribano: «In the aftermath of this huge, global health crisis, which will have tremendous collateral economic and social effects, we will be forced to reassess what is it that we produce, with what purposes, for whom, and how we do it»
02.06.2020
Escribano: «In the aftermath of this huge, global health crisis, which will have tremendous collateral economic and social effects, we will be forced to reassess what is it that we produce, with what purposes, for whom, and how we do it»

The general coordinator of the Iberoamerican Design Biennial (BID), Gloria Escribano, invites the readers to understand design as a tool to transform and become active agents in the uncertain future we face.

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Churba: «The meaning of ‘good design’ is certainly much more linked to responsible consumer practices than to a model based on disposable, mass production»
04.05.2020
Churba: «The meaning of ‘good design’ is certainly much more linked to responsible consumer practices than to a model based on disposable, mass production»

The designer, textile manufacturer, and creator of the brand Tramando reflects about the holistic conception of design and invites us to rethink consumption habits.

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Rondina: «Today, we value the fact that Argentine companies produce medical equipment and protective garments and that other industries are able to re-convert their manufacturing processes in order to face the emergency»
04.05.2020
Rondina: «Today, we value the fact that Argentine companies produce medical equipment and protective garments and that other industries are able to re-convert their manufacturing processes in order to face the emergency»

Anabella Rondina, a specialist in strategic management, professor, and researcher, reflects about the link between design and national production in our present context, marked by the unexpected global pandemic.

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Matrices, Women of Design. Chapter 1: Origin and Activism, Online Catalogue
03.04.2020
Matrices, Women of Design. Chapter 1: Origin and Activism, Online Catalogue

After the temporary closure of the exhibition, due to the global pandemic, IDA Foundation contributes with the creation of virtual activities by uploading the catalogue of the showcase presented at the Kirchner Cultural Center. > Download here <

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Muzi: «Design must experience an uplifting and inclusive transformation that not only takes into account the original knowledge of native cultures, the trans-species biology, and philosophy but also gives voice to feminist and other ignored claims»
01.04.2020
Muzi: «Design must experience an uplifting and inclusive transformation that not only takes into account the original knowledge of native cultures, the trans-species biology, and philosophy but also gives voice to feminist and other ignored claims»

Backed by her vast career in the field of communication of material culture within specific social and political contexts, the journalist and design specialist, Carolina Muzi, analyzes the discipline’s current state of affairs and future challenges it will face in an ever changing world.

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Sánchez: «The sectors that respond emphatically to social demands are the ones related to interface design and others with an interdisciplinary foundation; it is not fortuitous that those fields provide better solutions within the global pandemic»
01.04.2020
Sánchez: «The sectors that respond emphatically to social demands are the ones related to interface design and others with an interdisciplinary foundation; it is not fortuitous that those fields provide better solutions within the global pandemic»

The head of Design of the National Arts Fund (FNA), María Gemma Sánchez, analyzes the discipline’s transformations propelled by the constant social behavior changes.

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Matrices, Women of Design. Chapter 1: Origin and Activism
03.03.2020
Matrices, Women of Design. Chapter 1: Origin and Activism

After four years of research, the Kirchner Cultural Center will host the first event of the series of exhibitions planned to legitimize and communicate the priceless work women have achieved in the field of Argentine design.

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Moisset: «A profound revision of hegemonic control over knowledge is taking place and the notion of a single line of thought is being questioned…; this encourages us to reconsider the way in which we configure cities, buildings, and objects»
29.02.2020
Moisset: «A profound revision of hegemonic control over knowledge is taking place and the notion of a single line of thought is being questioned…; this encourages us to reconsider the way in which we configure cities, buildings, and objects»

Inés Moisset, architect, professor, editor, and coordinator of the group “One day, one architect” reflects about the bond between knowledge and design since its inception, while analyzing the historical weaving of the discipline’s official narrative.

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Venancio: «There is no disconnection between other fields of knowledge and design, since the latter  is, in essence, reflective, self-critical, and inclusive; otherwise, it is not design»
29.02.2020
Venancio: «There is no disconnection between other fields of knowledge and design, since the latter is, in essence, reflective, self-critical, and inclusive; otherwise, it is not design»

The Vice Dean of the School of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA), Carlos Venancio, discusses the linkage between design and knowledge.

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Huberman: «In a project-based culture, like ours, it is crucial to highlight the role played by all creators that, without having been assigned a renowned 'golden pencil' status, were able to boost the discipline from a marginal position»
31.01.2020
Huberman: «In a project-based culture, like ours, it is crucial to highlight the role played by all creators that, without having been assigned a renowned 'golden pencil' status, were able to boost the discipline from a marginal position»

The director of Normal Studio and Monoambiente gallery, Martín Huberman, highlights the need to understand present-day material culture as a legacy and to support its constant interpretation and from a contemporary and collective perspective.

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Bell: «The action of safeguarding the memory of design is even more important in this country, whose complex socio-political context threatened for so long the conscious acts of preserving and remembering»
31.01.2020
Bell: «The action of safeguarding the memory of design is even more important in this country, whose complex socio-political context threatened for so long the conscious acts of preserving and remembering»

Based on her personal experience, the director of Creme de la Creme project reflects about Argentine design, heritage, and idiosyncrasy.

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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»
26.12.2019
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.

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Gallardo: « I don't think collective identity is a required condition for design production, but it is a fundamental trait of memory, conceived as both a support and a compilation of acquired knowledge and personal experiences»
26.12.2019
Gallardo: « I don't think collective identity is a required condition for design production, but it is a fundamental trait of memory, conceived as both a support and a compilation of acquired knowledge and personal experiences»

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.

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Mercé: «If design can’t be one step ahead of what we experience as a society, then it will hardly be of any use, and, consequently, will not be appreciated»
01.12.2019
Mercé: «If design can’t be one step ahead of what we experience as a society, then it will hardly be of any use, and, consequently, will not be appreciated»

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.

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Cambariere: «In Argentina, design is still regarded as something frivolous, related to trends and fashions»
01.12.2019
Cambariere: «In Argentina, design is still regarded as something frivolous, related to trends and fashions»

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.

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De Loof at the Modern Museum
07.11.2019
De Loof at the Modern Museum

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.

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–I–D–A at the 2019 TDMG
30.10.2019
–I–D–A at the 2019 TDMG

–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.

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Lebendiker: «At some point, design became a cult object detached from the needs of specific social actors, groups, and communities»
30.10.2019
Lebendiker: «At some point, design became a cult object detached from the needs of specific social actors, groups, and communities»

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.

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 Devalle: «Professional training with an approach to climate change is an imperative need, more so if we acknowledge that the production process has an environmental impact»
30.10.2019
Devalle: «Professional training with an approach to climate change is an imperative need, more so if we acknowledge that the production process has an environmental impact»

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.

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Material ideas: Argentine Art and Design from the 60’s
06.10.2019
Material ideas: Argentine Art and Design from the 60’s

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.

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IDA at Mundaneum
05.10.2019
IDA at Mundaneum

Through different activities, the Foundation participated in the past Mundaneum event, Mendoza’s annual encounter of experts, students and researchers of architecture, design, and urbanism from the Americas and Europe.

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Sarale: «We barely know anything about the contributions design has given to society in terms of knowledge; patrimonial archives make visible and show the value of those contributions»
27.09.2019
Sarale: «We barely know anything about the contributions design has given to society in terms of knowledge; patrimonial archives make visible and show the value of those contributions»

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.

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Valdivia: «Political borders in maps cannot entrap design; in fact, design pre-dates the concept of ‘nation’. I can admire the shapes of a wichí weave... It existed before Argentina was even constituted and it certainly was design»
27.09.2019
Valdivia: «Political borders in maps cannot entrap design; in fact, design pre-dates the concept of ‘nation’. I can admire the shapes of a wichí weave... It existed before Argentina was even constituted and it certainly was design»

The co-founder of Mar del Plata’s mega-encounter TRImarchi DG, reviews several implications of design, its evolutionary paths, and its boundaries.

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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»
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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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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IDA at the FADU-UBA Design Biennial
16.08.2019
IDA at the FADU-UBA Design Biennial

Marina Baima and Hugo Kogan participated in the university’s latest mega-event with a lecture about the past, present, and future of the discipline.

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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»
30.06.2019
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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Fototrama at San Martín’s Photo-Gallery
25.06.2019
Fototrama at San Martín’s Photo-Gallery

Entitled “A Shape’s Distance”, the first retrospective exhibition of Fototrama system is currently in display at San Martín Theatre’s Photo-Gallery showing pieces of immense patrimonial value borrowed by IDA.

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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»
30.04.2019
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»
30.04.2019
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
14.02.2019
–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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The History of Graphic Design: 1960–Today
09.11.2018
The History of Graphic Design: 1960–Today

Using material provided by IDA, Taschen edited The History of Graphic Design: 1960–Today, a publication about the great renovations in the field of graphic design from the 1960’s until today.

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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
23.10.2018
SBD Permanent Collection

IDA 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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The Third Edition of Buenos Aires Design Week
07.10.2018
The Third Edition of Buenos Aires Design Week

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Como parte de la celebración, Fundación IDA participó de la realización de dos piezas audiovisuales proyectadas en la sala interior y la cúpula exterior del Planetario.

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Ricardo Blanco: Beyond the Object
21.09.2018
Ricardo Blanco: Beyond the Object

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Con curaduría de Marina Baima y Wustavo Quiroga, la muestra recorre las diferentes caras de uno de los diseñadores más prolíficos del diseño argentino.

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Historical review of Argentine Design in the 2017 SBD Catalogue
29.09.2017
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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Klang!
15.07.2017
Klang!

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La muestra, dedicada a los inicios de la música electrónica y concreta en la Argentina, propone diferentes recorridos y subraya la relación de la música con las artes visuales, el diseño, la industria y la academia.

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–I–D–A Foundation is among fourteen institutions recognized by the Cisneros Collection
16.10.2016
–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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