CineDesign3, event on design and cinema organised by Elisava and the University of Toulouse

Date: -
Place: Elisava, Institut Français de Barcelona, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, University of Toulouse


CineDesign3: Conversation Piece is a programme of events on design and film, co-organized by Elisava and the Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, and is part of a series of events and editorial projects carried out since 2016 by the "Laboratoire LLA-CRÉATIS" of the French university, joined this year by Elisava.

The project aims to approach design and film with a common transdisciplinary approach, assess how the two disciplines can complement each other and initiate conversations around their common and divergent methodologies and research tools. This third edition of CineDesign consists of two chapters, curated by Guim Espelt and Daniele Porretta (Barcelona), and Saul Pandelakis and Irène Dunyach (Toulouse).

Chapter 1: Close Encounters
Barcelona, from April 26 to May 6

The various activities will focus on how film represents the relationships between people and the designed environment as a way of questioning our identities, practices and contexts. Professional, research and artistic activities that bring together the disciplines of design and film will also be mentioned.

  • Tuesday 26 April, 6 p.m. at the Barcelona Design Museum
    • Screening of Her (2013, Spike Jonze; Original version with subtitles), with a presentation by Paloma G. Díaz.

  • Thursday 28 April, 6 p.m. at the Barcelona Design Museum
    • Screening of Wall-E (2008, Andrew Stanton; dubbed into catalan) with presentation by Maria Antònia Martí Escayol.

  • Tuesday 3 May, 6 p.m. at Aleix Carrió in Elisava
  • Thursday 5 May, 6 p.m. at the Institut Français de Barcelona
  • Friday 6 May, from 3 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Study day with conferences, at the Aleix Carrió Hall in Elisava (book your place here):
    • 15:00 - Welcome (Guim Espelt & Daniele Porretta) and presentation of CinéDesign (Saul Pandelakis & Irène Dunyach).
    • 15:30 - Andrés Hispano. 'Villains and dreamers'
    • 16:15 - Laura Benítez. 'On the limits of language and the importance of objects'
    • 17:00 BREAK
    • 17:30 - Lluís Sallés. 'The cinematographic preamble: Emotion, mythomania and graphism'
    • 18:15 - Oblicuas. 'Broken function: Objectual microalterations in the world of cinema'
    • 19:00 — Albert Fuster. 'Design Mythology in Mad Men'
    • 20:15 — YAK42 strikes again (concert)
  • From 25 April to 6 May, in the Ágora room at Elisava:
    • Screening of To the design room! A cinematic design collage (2022, Guim Espelt).
    • Exhibition and projection of works by Elisava students related to the theme.

Chapter 2: Family Matters
Toulouse, 2 and 3 June

The second strand will take place in Toulouse. It will rethink the concept of 'family' through common family fictions and their imaginaries, focusing on the connections that create the family entity and the material means that shape it.

  • 2 June:
    • Study day with lectures at the University of Toulouse.
    • Screening of a selection of short films at the American Cosmograph.
  • 3rd June
    • Study day with lectures at the University of Toulouse
    • Screening of Many children, a monkey and a castle (2017, Gustavo Salmerón) at the Cervantes Institute in Toulouse, with a presentation by Daniele Porretta and Guim Espelt.


Organised by:
Elisava, Faculty of Design and Engineering of Barcelona (UVic-UCC).
"Laboratoire LLA-CRÉATIS" - Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès

In collaboration with:
Institut Français de Barcelona
Barcelona Design Museum
ADI-FAD, Industrial Design Association of the FAD

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