Mediterranean design: background and references of the Barcelona-design system
Document typeConference report
PublisherEdicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
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The paper presented is a journey through those aspects that have shaped the identity and characteristics of what we could call the Barcelona-Design system. The itinerary starts with the most general aspects until it reaches the specific and local ones, but focuses on those elements of permanence that, although not often evident, are constituted in permanent references used both in the design and in the production of objects and spaces, without being questioned by those who use or even design them. The paper comments on them briefly, understanding that the most important aspect is how they interrelate and update periodically, over time and within the geographical, social, economic, productive and cultural spheres of Barcelona and Catalonia, shaping its identity. From this point on, some products are presented and commented as example, illustrating how certain objects convey social values, recognizable by the cultures in which they are located, in this case, the Mediterranean.
CitationFort, JM. Mediterranean design: background and references of the Barcelona-design system. A: ICDHS International Conferences on Design History and Studies. "Back to the Future. The Future in the Past: conference proceedings book". Barcelona: Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2018, p. 77-80.
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