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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
We proudly announce the arrival of the José Lucio Bonomi (Italy, 1903-Buenos Aires, 1992) collection to our archive via donation.
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”.
“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.
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.
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.
We proudly announce the incorporation of the collection-archive Juan Kurchan (Buenos Aires, 1913-1972) to our catalogue, donated by the Kurchan Family.
“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.
The architect, professor, and researcher from Cordoba, Gonzalo Fuzs, analyzes the intense relationship between communities and territory through design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
María Ledesma, PhD explores design languages and advocates for the incorporation of forgotten concepts to the discipline.
Researcher, professor, and consultant Laura Novik explains her transversal conception of design culture and examines outstanding cases in Argentina and abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IDA Foundation and the class Taller a77 of the FADU-UBA joined forces to project the future Museum of Argentine Design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The architect and designer Arturo de Tezanos Pinto analyzes how much environment, traditions, and other identity elements influence a creative process.
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.
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.
The designer, textile manufacturer, and creator of the brand Tramando reflects about the holistic conception of design and invites us to rethink consumption habits.
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.
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 <
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on her personal experience, the director of Creme de la Creme project reflects about Argentine design, heritage, and idiosyncrasy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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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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Con curaduría de Marina Baima y Wustavo Quiroga, la muestra recorre las diferentes caras de uno de los diseñadores más prolíficos del diseño argentino.
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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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.
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.