Aha Radio, Elisava's online radio managed by students of the school and open to alumni and the entire community of the faculty, launches a new programme: Elisava in Conversation. A space for intimate and informal interviews with leading international guests linked to the fields of design, engineering, creativity and innovation.
The podcast series opens with an interview with Ruben Pater, the protagonist of a conference organised by the Graphic Elisava masters last October. The designer, author of books such as Politics of Design and Caps Lock, talks with professors Sergi Vilà and Edu Martínez about the close relationship between graphic design and capitalism, and how to detect and reverse some of the inertias of this binomial. Ruben Pater is currently tutor for the BA in Graphic Design and the MA in non-linear narrative at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Upcoming podcasts with Ron Wakkary, Brecht Evens and Yehwan Song
In upcoming programmes, Oscar Tomico, Head of Studies of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, will interview Ron Wakkary, founder of Everyday Design Studio and professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Canada. In line with his lecture at Elisava last October and following the theme of his book Things We Could Design for more than Human-Centered Worlds, Wakkary will talk about design, technology and posthumanism.
The programme of this first season will also include a talk with Brecht Evens, a renowned Belgian artist and one of the most powerful illustrators and authors of graphic novels from the contemporary European scene. Mery Cuesta, director of the Master's Degree in Illustration and Comics, will go through his professional life as an artist, interpreting the keys to his style.
And another guest in Elisava in Conversation will be Yehwan Song, a graphic designer who recently held the Graphic Elisava conference 'Experimental Websites'. In an interview conducted by Irene Pereyra (Anton & Irene), Song will question standard web designs to defend anti-user-friendly programming.