DRESS REHEARSAL: Design as an urban test

Jordi Pascual

  Although in the collective imagination design is associated with aesthetics, architecture, fine art, etc., any action or object is designed to fit the function it is intended to have. When it comes to a large-scale event, design must take into account aspects that vary widely, from mobility to the relationship between the encounter and… Read more »

Designing a Sustainable Meal Test

Jordi Pascual

What would it take to make a meal totally sustainable? How many players? Where would you get the food? How would it be coordinated? Transported? What if the meal aims to feed 900 people? In a world where consumption is subject to a logic that escapes end-consumers, breaking with the general dynamics to make a… Read more »

A great holiday from the vision of suburbia

Jordi Pascual

Historically, Barcelona has looked inside itself and relegated the Besòs River to a role as its backyard, the periphery that would welcome ring roads, working-class neighbourhoods and immigration. Nevertheless, near the river, diverse cities have popped up with their own personality, moulded, in large part, by the intangible border that the Catalan capital created over… Read more »

Festa del Grafisme, a cross-border experience

Leve Projects

The Festa del Grafisme, organised by a group of professional graphic designers, defends a serene, slow look at graphic design, combining experimentation with playful experiences, and the link with the small, quiet population of Portbou, which is as cross-border as the design.     Understanding that the traditional conference format has become obsolete in the… Read more »