Which is the future of design?
Which are the challenges that independent designers have to face?
Who are the most interesting independent designers in Catalonia?
Which are the needs FOD meets for Catalan Design?
The 2nd FOD Future of Design Conference will be giving answers to these and other questions during November, 11th and 12th. To this end, it will gather renowned professionals, scientists, creators and experts on marketing, for offering a series of conferences and workshops. The aim? Giving to the professionals the tools to allow him/her to differentiate his / her commercial promotion, with future vision, developing strategies and creating a debate and networking space. Thus, the event turns into a designers, students, creators and enthusiasts meeting point in order to find solutions, strategies and inspiration and sharing the knowledge in creative and business fields.
Among the participants in this Conference, we may find several professionals who are linked to ELISAVA in some way. Laura Clèries, ELISAVA Research Director, who will hold the opening conference; Jessica Fernández, Head of Engineering Project Department, who will deliver a workshop on wearable and Jorge Rodríguez, CEO of Design Thinkers Group and co-director at MaDE and MIDI ELISAVA programs.
Among the alternative activities, we highlight the ephemeral installation , designed for the occasion by the interior designer Lucca Brucculeri, in which more than 300 products from more of 40 designers independents of Barcelona will be exposed.
FOD, an initiative by Piscolabis Designers ‒ platform for the promotion and support of independent designers in Barcelona ‒, have the collaboration of MAZDA and the support of the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council.