Understanding Design is an annual festival around contemporary design culture which takes place in the city of Barcelona. A program for professionals and young creatives which showcases a series of activities structured around the experimental, multidisciplinary, industrial and artisan, open, shared and unknown, on the on the field of design.
In the upcoming edition (May 2019), we will explore under the concept of Identity, the multiple meanings of this word and its relation to design. Gender, identification, cultural appropriation, globality, locality, sense of belonging, public and private profile.
What is identity? Who defines it? Can design talk about identity? Do the objects have an identity? And gender? And nationality? Can the materials and processes have a designation of origin? Does the nomenclature give identity to the object? Or the object to the nomenclature?