Third edition of the Elisava Masters’ Talks conference series

25 Oct 23 — 15 May 24
Location Disseny Hub Barcelona Auditorium (Irena Sendler with Àvila)
Schedule 7:30 pm
Elisava Masters' Talks 2023-24

After the good reception of the two previous editions, the Masters and Postgraduates area of Elisava organizes, in collaboration with the Disseny Hub Barcelona, the third edition of Elisava Masters’ Talks, a series of conferences that addresses current design through experience professional of several prominent figures in design, communication, architecture, art and innovation.

All of them top the lists and trends in contemporary design, engineering and creativity at a global level, a reality that connects with Elisava’s commitment to research and innovation.

After the success of the first two editions, held during the 2019-20 academic year in Elisava and in the last 2022-23 academic year at the COAC, the initiative opens a new headquarters in the Auditori del Disseny Hub, once again opening the doors to all interested creative people and groups, and consolidating itself as an essential event in the field of design in the city of Barcelona. The cycle opened last Wednesday, October 25, with a conference by the British Alice Rawsthorn, design critic and author of books such as Design as an Attitude and Design Emergency, and it will last until May 15, 2024.


Eyal Weizman, Wednesday, May 9 (7:30pm)

Eyal Weizman is the founder and director of Forensic Architecture and professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Forensic Architecture is the recipient of a Peabody Award for interactive media and the European Cultural Foundation Award for Culture.

Irma Boom, Wednesday, April 10 (7:30pm)

Irma Boom is a bookmaker based in Amsterdam. She has created over five hundred books. Her experimental approach often challenges the conventions of traditional books in both physical design and printed content.

BIG-GAME, Wednesday, February 14 (7:30pm)

Augustin Scott de Martinville, Grégoire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit are BIG-GAME. The studio describes its work as simple, functional and optimistic. It produces a variety of products and accessories for companies such as Alessi, Hay, Karimoku New Standard, Muji, Magis or Muuto.

Kaave Pour, Wednesday, January 17 (7:30pm)

Kaave Pour, co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director at SPACE10, introduces ‘The New Home.’ This session will highlight the home’s role in the next decade of design and technology. It will also discuss how industries will be more connected and influenced by our living spaces.

Yazmany Arboleda, Wednesday, December 13 (7:30pm)

Yazmany Arboleda is the first People’s Artist in New York City at the Civic Engagement Commission and the founder of The People’s Creative Institute. An architect by training, his art practice fosters community connections through expansive public art initiatives.

Alice Rawsthorn, Wednesday, October 25 (7:30 pm)

British Alice Rawsthorn is a design critic and author of books such as Design as an Attitude and Design Emergency: Building a Better Future. Her weekly column about design in The New York Times has been distributed worldwide during for than a decade.