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The Conference Design Objects - Musealization, Documentation and Interpretation - seeks to problematize the design object about the place it holds in the museological context. In other words, it pretends to study its relation to the canon, its narratives and the challenges for the expansion and renewal of this historical knowledge in the contemporary moment.

Recent research on objects related to design studies has fostered new understandings and interpretations about design objects. These pluralistic voices, based on different theoretical, ideological and critical have been dissociating the objects and collections from instituted discursive archetypes, namely those historically generated by the History of Art and the History of Design and confirmed by the Academies and Museums.

This redefinition of discourses on design objects has fostered the emergence of new questions in the Museology field, namely on the perception of what a design object is and what narratives they take on and/or should take on nowadays in museums if one intersects economic, political, social and cultural contexts.

Furthermore, this conference intends to contribute to create a space for sharing and discussing issues related to the musealization of design objects, in particular to topics related to collections management (documentation) and interpretation (exhibition and education) on these objects.

It is expected provide spaces:

1.to know and evaluate new instruments and approaches in the organization of knowledge on design objects (policies and practices for the categorization of objects, narratives imputed to objects); 2. to collaborate for a re-evaluation of musealization processes practiced in museological institutions (reanalysis and reformulation of policies, practices and exhibition discourses).

The conference also seeks to bring together research groups from the fields of Museology and Design in order to relate the competences produced in the Academy to the problems generated in the Museums, bringing together theory and practice. A relationship will be sought between research groups from different universities dedicated to Museum and Design Studies, with museological institutions and other agents involved, bringing together analogous or related research questions, in order to contribute for an update of the theories and practices of a diversity of topics discussed by the two disciplines.

Audience

The scientific meeting is intended for researchers and professionals in the fields of museology and design and others who have the museums and its contexts as an object of study. General public.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

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Program

19 Oct Thursday

Reception, Distribution of documentation

Opening & Acknowledgments

09:45

Knowledge practices about design objects in museums

Sandra Senra

The redefinition of discourses on the perception of what is an object of design and the systems of representation in which they are placed in, raise new questions in the field of Museology, namely with regard to the collections management field. This presentation seeks to share and explore some of these issues and reflect on how these theoretical paradigms, mostly from the disciplines of art history and design, have contributed to the institutionalization of knowledge organization systems in museums and eventually restricted other forms of musealization of objects and design collections.

Sandra Senra

Sandra Senra

Sandra Senra (Porto, Portugal, 1978) is a Ph.D. Student in Museology at Faculty of Arts of University of Porto (FLUP) with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Ph.D. Studentship Grant. Furthermore, Sandra is a Researcher at CITCEM – Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory in University of Porto. The speaker graduate in Art History (2004) and have a Master Degree in Museology (2012) at the Department of Heritage Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto. Sandra exercised functions as superior Technician of Art History at the Cultural Heritage Department of the Municipality of Porto, having developed an inventory of Porto Religious Architecture and an inventory of Porto Ceramic, Decorative and Coating Elements. Still, in her career, she worked as curator and manager of events and exhibitions in national and international commercial areas. Under the Master in Museology held a curricular traineeship at the Historic House of António Carneiro (2010-2011) and a professional traineeship at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona (2011-2012), in both, she developed a study and inventory of a collection of paintings. Was a Research Fellow in the museology field at CIDES.PT – Interpretation Centre of Portuguese Design (2013-2014).

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Design Object Statute and Documentation in Museums

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Panel I.

Sandra Vieira Jürgens - Moderator

Sandra Vieira Jürgens - Moderadora

Sandra Vieira Jürgens - Moderadora

Sandra Vieira Jürgens is a portuguese postdoctoral Research Fellow, at Institute of Art History – IHA, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in Portugal. Teaches and coordinates the Postgraduate Programme in Curatorship at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities[FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa ]. Artistic director of Wrong Wrong (wrongwrong.net) and of RAUM: online artist residencies project (raum.pt).

10:00

Whose object is it anyway?

Jonathan M. Woodham

Many museum design collections, particularly those focused on design over the past 100 years, have increasingly reflected the gulf between their contents and the ways in which research into, and the study of, design history has evolved over the past four decades. Social anthropology, ethnography, and material culture studies, as well as a more sophisticated understanding of business, economic, social, political histories, have been accompanied by an increasing consciousness of design policies, processes, and curriculum design in the questioning of existing orthodoxies. Equality and geographical diversity are rarely in the foreground of the museum outlook or collections policies. Brief consideration will be given to the ways in which such thinking has – or has not – impacted on the collecting policies and outlook of major international museums as well as smaller museums such as MUDE (Museu do Design e da Moda) in Lisbon or the post 1900 collections at the Museu de les Arts Decoratives in Barcelona.

Jonathan M. Woodham

Jonathan M. Woodham

Emeritus in Design History. His research experience has been largely focused on design issues in the industrialized world from the early 20th century to the present, particularly within the british context. These experiences include various aspects of government and design policies in Britain and abroad, particularly those relating design and state, design policies, design and national identity, design and imperialism, sociology and design culture, the development of the design profession and the meaning of design in everyday life. Since the late 1990s, he has become increasingly interested in the politics and realities of "lost" or "hidden" stories outside the orbit of the dominant Modernist and Anglophone frameworks. Through the powerful increase of economic pressure to modernize and globalize, the meaning of many traditions of contemporary autochthonous design and other cultural heritage issues has been placed on the fringes of economic competitiveness, often associated with the inaccessibility of languages , exclusive to only a few million native speakers. He has published more than 100 books, chapters of books and articles, such as Twentieth Century Design (Oxford University Press), which has sold more than 60,000 copies worldwide. He has been invited to speak more than 30 times in 25 countries around the world and has been involved in the Journal of Design History since its launch in 1988. He is also a member of the editorial board of Design Issues and a member of the board of the International Conference for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS).

10:40

Discussion

Coffee Break

II

Panel II.

Maria Helena Souto - Moderator

Maria Helena Souto - Moderadora

Maria Helena Souto - Moderadora

Maria Helena Souto obtained her Ph.D. in Art Sciences from FBA-UL and M.A. of Art History from FCSH-UNL. She is a Associated Professor at IADE-Universidade Europeia and member of his Design PhD Scientific Commission. She also coordinates the Research Group "Mapping Design" of the UNIDCOM/ IADE Research Unit, and is also a collaborating researcher at the CIDEHUS/ UÉvora and IHC/UNL research centres. Between 2012-2105 she was the Principal Investigator at the research project Design in Portugal (1960-1974) financially supported by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) and COMPETE. As an author, she has several articles about the Portuguese Art and Design History published in collective books, catalogs and scientific journals. In2016 she published the article “Portuguese Design” (in The Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Design, vol.3) and respectively in2011 and2015, the monographs Portugal nas Exposições Universais1851-1900 (Portugal in the World Exhibitions1851-1900) and “Design Português.1900-1919” (“Portuguese Design.1900-1919”). Recently she curated the exhibitions "The Interior Art. Siza Vieira and the designing of objects"(MNAz, Lisboa, 2015-16), and "Rehearsal for an archive: time and the word. Design in Portugal (1960-1974), exhibit, act, debate” (MUDE, Lisboa, 2015-16) and co-coordinated the respective catalogs.

11:20

Graphic design in museums: the expanded field

Maddalena Dalla Mura

Graphic design – as a work and a medium of communication, reproducible and ephemeral, although also a fetish, and as an historical document, itself an archive of images and words as well as a repository of stories – makes for a significant case of study with regards to the status of design in museums. This talk aims to frame this multifaceted picture and, through the discussion of several cases, will reflect on the challenges and opportunities open for design in the expanded field of GLAM in the digital age.

Maddalena Dalla Mura

Maddalena Dalla Mura

Maddalena Dalla Mura (Udine, Italy, 1974) develops researches in the fields of design and history of graphic design and museum studies, holds a Master's degree in Conservazione dei Beni Culturali (2000) and holds a PhD in Scienze del Design from the Università Iuav di Venezia. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a researcher at Libera Università di Bolzano, where she taught languages and theories of visual communication. Maddalena is also an associate editor for the history of AIS / Design: Storia and Ricerche. His publications include: Graphic Design Worlds / Words (co-edited by Giorgio Camuffo, Electa, 2011); the chapter A Historiography of Italian Design (with Carlo Vinti) in Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013); Graphic Design, History, Italy, special issue of Progetto Grafico magazine (co-edited by Carlo Vinti, Aiap, 2013); Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating, About Learning and Design and Graphic Design: History and Practice. Currently, she collaborates with Università Iuav di Venezia, in a research project that studies the use of digital resources for the improvement of the cultural heritage of graphic design and teaches History of Graphic Design and History of Design, respectively in the Accademia di Belle Arti Tiepolo of Udine and at the Università degli Studi in Ferrara.

12:00

The construction of digital narratives on Portuguese design within the framework of CIDES.PT Project

Vasco Branco

In order to interpret Portuguese Design, in order to understand it and, in an operative sense, to stimulate its reinterpretation, it should be possible to generate a holistic vision in which a hermeneutic centered on design is added to the historical, anthropological and ethnographic view of objects: morphogenesis, the motivation and opportunity of products, devices and services designed by Portuguese designers or other actors involved in the production of Portuguese material culture. It is a matter of highlighting the semantic and abductive dimension of the artifacts, making the chain of decisions that led the project to converge in a solution and, on the other hand, demonstrable the proliferation of meanings that the market promotes and its use causes. An approach that traverses the path from an object to the idea that gave rise to it (a path we called "inverse design", by similarity with the concept of "reverse engineering") allowing, as a side effect, to keep open the possibility of recognizing in Portuguese terms, traces of identity that do justice to its long history, rich in geographical and cultural crossings.

Vasco Branco

Vasco Branco

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Interaction Design), 1997. Currently he is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Arts of the University of Aveiro where he was one of the founders of the Design programs. Since 2008, he is the director of ID+ (Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture), a research unit hosted by the University of Aveiro, the University of Porto and recently by the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave. Between 2013 and 2015 he also led the project CIDES.PT - Interpretation Centre for Portuguese Design, funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He represents the University of Aveiro at ADDICT (Agency for the Development of Creative Industries) and at the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Design. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory board of some international design journals (The Design Journal, The 'Radical' Designist: Journal of Design Culture, DISEÑO + I).

12:20

Book of Objects

Iva Knobloch

The contribution will describe the process of creation of the book of design objets in the Czech Lands 1900-2000. Its main motivation was the fact that the interess of the Czech audience in design has been growing in last decades, but the historical knowledge and understanding of the design‘s essential context has been still missing.

Iva Knobloch

Iva Knobloch

Iva Knobloch specializes in History of Modern Design and is involved in contemporary design projects in the Czech Republic. She is the founder and editor of the Czech Design series: Key Personalities. In 2003, she organized the itinerant exhibition of the Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar (www.sutnar.cz) and edited several books of his work (Design in Action, 2003; Mental Vitamines, 2010; American Venus, 2011). Recently, Iva co-edited the Czech Design: Discussion, 2014; Vital Art Nouveau, 2013; and Design in Czech Lands, 1900-2000. She also teaches History of Graphic Design at VŠUP - Academy of Art, Design and Architecture, Prague. In 2014, she was a Fulbright student at MoMA, conducting an investigation on the theme of the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair. In 2016, she co-edited, with Radim Vondracek, Design in the Czech Lands 1900-2000, the first synthesis of history of Czech design.

12:40

Space for discussion

Lunch

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Design Object Interpretation in Museums

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Panel III.

ALICE SEMEDO - Moderator

ALICE SEMEDO - Moderadora

ALICE SEMEDO - Moderadora

Assistant Professor (Museology and Heritage Studies), University of Porto and Associate Researcher at CITCEM- Transdisciplinary Research Centre “Culture, Space and Memory”. First degree in History /Archaeology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal); M.A. (1991) & Ph.D. (2003) in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Among other functions, I have acted as Director of Studies for the MA (2003-13) and for the Ph.D. (2013-) in Museology at FLUP (Portugal) where I have been teaching since 1994. I have participated in different research projects, edited, published, organized conferences and supervised about 3 dozen of Master's Dissertations and 5 PhD Theses (2 of them already published) on topics related to my interests, such as museum narratives and discourses, professional identities in museums, creativity in museums and the in-between spaces of mediation, or museum missions in the contemporary world. I am particularly interested in the use of performative mediation objects in museum education.

14:40

The International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Art and Design/ICOM. Short presentation

Maria José Tavares

The ICDAD - International Committee for Museums of Decorative Arts and Design is dedicated to museums and collections of decorative and applied arts preserved in museums, historic homes, castles, palaces and historical monuments. This work group, that includes museums and historic houses from all over the world, is interested in multiple topics as interior design, living, conservation and authenticity, as well studying, preserving and disseminating collections of decorative arts and modern and contemporary design, their techniques and authors.

Maria José Tavares

Maria José Tavares

Graduated in History (variant Art History) with Post-graduations in Museology and Furniture Expertise. Maria José Tavares is Conservator of the Furniture Collection of Ajuda National Palace and serves as Secretary of the ICDAD - International Committee for Museums of Decorative Arts and Design since December 2016.

15:00

User, Maker, Designer’: Developing Interpretation for the new Design Museum, London

Helen Charman

On November 24th 2016, the Design Museum opened in its new location in Kensington, west London, the culmination of a ten year capital project. Three times the size of the former site on Shad Thames near Tower Bridge, the new design museum has a democratic vision “to inspire everyone to understand the value of design”. This vision is underpinned by three core messages: that design is everywhere, that it is for everyone, and that it shapes and improves lives. Communicating the vision is at its core a curatorial endeavour. This endeavour is realised through the interpretative language of the museum programme expressed in the free permanent display ‘Designer Maker User’; the temporary exhibitions; and the learning, public engagement and research activities.

Helen Charman

Helen Charman

Helen Charman is a teacher and the Director of the Learning and Research program at the Design Museum in London, where she has been working since 2007. She is a culture professional, with 25 years of experience in museum and gallery education. Previous positions also include the head of the Learning and Access program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney; Senior Curator of Education, at Tate Modern; Director of Education and Director of Cultural Cooperation and Arts Development, in London Borough of Harrow. She is also a member of the Engage, National Association for Gallery Education and a member of the Learning Alliance Cultural Group. Helen holds master's degrees, from Oxford University (English Literature) and the University of London (History of Art) and PhD in the Museum Education (University of London). She currently teaches students at the Museum and Gallery Education Masters, Institute of Education's, Masters of Education in Arts and Cultural Settings, Southbank Center/Kings College, and Curating Contemporary Design Masters at Design Museum/Kingston University's. In parallel with her cultural apprenticeship, she had an extensive interest in development education, having worked in various projects abroad, including Sri Lanka and Lithuania.

15:20

Design Museums versus Design events, creating uniqueness through people engagement

Susana Gonzaga

Design has become a discipline, a branch of knowledge mainly founded in producing interfaces that help people to live and deal with every day activities. In the last decade Design became a service. A cultural promoter. A great event producer that engages wide publics,both local and international in places where before there was no Design tradition. Society is realizing these assessments, assuming and integrating this creative wave with the possibilities that it can offer in terms of innovation and opportunities.

Susana Gonzaga

Susana Gonzaga

Natural of Porto, Susana Gonzaga has a PhD in Design by the Polytechnic of Milan, on the theme of Culture and Musealization of Design in Europe. She has also been an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Madeira, since 2012, having been a lecturer at the University of Aveiro and the School of Polytechnic in Milan. She was the coordinator of the 1st and 2nd cycles in Design at University of Madeira, until January 2017, and created the Multidisciplinary Masters in Space Design. Susana is also a Member of the ID + Research Unit, Institute of Research in Design, Media and Culture; collaborator in the group MADE.PT and freelancer designer since 1992, date in which she completed a degree in ESAD. Since then, she worked for several industrial design and graphic communication artefacts for various companies. He is a member of several scientific committees of international meetings and reviewers of scientific meetings in the area of Design. Susana has dedicated her research projects to the application of methodology project focused on humans, in the design and development of the project applied in public spaces and in cultural goods. This research is part of the projects developed with a Madeira Development Society, with the Museum of Sacred Art of Funchal, with a University of Madeira, with the UMDesign Project and with the Regional Secretariat for Inclusion and Social Affairs. From this investigate emerged the invitation to coordinate the international workshop, in May 2016, at the Milan School of Design and some publications in international conference proceedings. A 9th International Conference of Senses and Sensibility, under the theme Design Beyond Borders, to be held in Funchal, in October 2017, is currently being organized in partnership with IADE-Creative de Lisboa.

15:40

Space for Discussion

Coffee Break

IV

Panel IV.

Francisco Providência - Moderator

 Francisco Providência - Moderador

Francisco Providência - Moderador

Francisco Providência (1961-), Communication designer from FBAUP, taught Design and Drawing on FBAUP and FAUP (1985-1997) and collaborates with Aveiro University since 1997, where contributed to the structuring of design training. Defended PhD at Work and conducts the PhD Design Program between Aveiro and Porto Universities. Designer in his own office since 1985, has dedicated himself to design transference in companies and to museography, interdisciplinarity transversal domains. Co-founder researcher of design, media and culture Research Unit (ID+). Co-founder of sátira design publishing company (1996), Design Portuguese Center consultant (1998) and various organizations, highlights the impact of design on economy. Represents Portugal on advisory committee of Design Ibero American Biennial (BID) since 2007 and belongs to the board and consulting board of Porto International Design Biennale 2017. From his curriculum stand out museography projects such as Crown Jewels, Palácio da Ajuda (2017), Interpretative Center of Guimarães Castle (2016), Money Museum, Banco de Portugal (2015), nominated EMYA, awarded the best museum APOM (2017) and the Access to Culture, Integrated Accessibility prizes (2017), Raio Palace, Sta Casa da Misericórdia de Braga (2015), Dionisina Wall, Banco de Portugal (2014); Douro Museum, Peso da Régua (2013); Afurada Interpretative Center (2012); Aveiro Arte Nova Museum (2012); Batalha Interpretative Center (2012); Penafiel Museum (2008), nominated EMYA and awarded the APOM best museum prize; and Miróbriga Interpretative Center (2000). In 2008 received Red Dot International Award and, in 1999, was distinguished by Design National Awards (CPD).

16:20

MUDE! The Place and Role of Design Museums

Bárbara Coutinho

In the world we live in, with the challenges we face, we must rethink the place and role of design museums. How can they contribute to a reflection on our material culture, our relationship to the things that surround us, and the value we attribute to them? to work towards the necessary awareness of all of the real dimension of design as a transforming factor of society and the foundation of a sustainable model of development? stimulate the real sharing of information and knowledge and intergenerational exchange? be a place of interpretation and experience that provokes a process of transformation and human and social knowledge? incorporate collaborative and participatory processes, going beyond entertainment and leisure, in order to re-approximate creativity and life, aesthetics and politics? And what are the consequences of these reconfigurations in the very organic and internal functioning of museums and their teams?

Bárbara Coutinho

Bárbara Coutinho

Bárbara Coutinho (Lisbon, Portugal, 1971) is master in Contemporary Art History, with a dissertation on the thought and work of the portuguese architect Carlos Ramos (1898-1969). She has a post-graduate degree in Pedagogy of Art History and is in the writing phase of the doctoral thesis on the Exhibition Space in the Museums of the 21st Century. Bárbara is also the founder and program director of MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion, Francisco Capelo Collection, since 2006. Author of the Museology Program and Functional Program of MUDE, and is also responsible for the architectural concept of the Integral Requalification building. She divides her work between research, teaching, curating, editing and writing and is a member of Docomomo International. Between 1998 and 2006, she conceived and directed the Education Service of the Exhibition Center and the Training Program of Modern and Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, of the Cultural Center of Belém Foundation.

16:40

EXHIBITIONS OF DESIGN AND EXPOSITORY DESIGN: THE CURATORS AS DISCIPLINARY DISCUSSION OF PORTUGUESE DESIGN

José Bártolo

The present paper focuses on the design exhibitions developed in Portugal between 1960s and the present days, to analyse, through this corpus, the importance of exhibitions as spaces of design and to reflect on the relevance of the curatorial dimension in the consolidation of the field that is the Portuguese design in the second half of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century. The present paper closes with a more specific framing of the programming strategy adopted by the Casa do Design de Matosinhos.

José Bártolo

José Bártolo

Professor Coordinator at ESAD - School of Arts and Design, José Bártolo has taken part in Design Aggregation (2015) and PhD in Communication Sciences (FCSH / UNL, 2006). He is also the Scientific Director of the esad - idea, research in design and art, and member of the direction of the CECL, of the New University of Lisbon. He was Professor at the Doctoral Course of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and collaborates as an evaluator in the area of design. Exercised functions as the editor of PLI Arte & Design magazine and is the author of several articles and books on critical theory and the history of design. He has worked as an independent curator since 1998 and was commissioner of the Portuguese Pavilion at the XXI Trienale in Milan (2015) and curator, among others, of the exhibitions Discos Orfeu (1956-1983) - Images, Words, Sounds (Matosinhos, 2017), Duets Beijing Design Week

17:00

Space for discussion

17:20

Closing of the 1st day

Fernando Moreira da Silva

Fernando Moreira da Silva

Architecture Faculty’s teacher, University of Lisbon (FA / ULisboa); Doctor and Master from the Salford University, UK, in Built Environment; Doctor of the Technical Lisbon University, in Architecture, Specialty in Visual Communication; Post-Doctorate from the Salford University in Visual Communication Design, Inclusive Design and Color. Fernando Moreira da Silva is also President of CIAUD - Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design; Coordinator of the Design Scientific Area, Coordinator of the Masters in Design and Coordinator of the Doctoral Degree in Design at FA / ULisboa. He is a member of the FCT panel for the award of doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in Architecture, Urbanism and Design, since 2008; Honorary Researcher at SURFACE Research Center; coordinator for the University of Lisbon in the International Doctoral Course in Design and Innovation, with general coordination of the University of Naples; Member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon; Member of Scientific Commissions of several international scientific journals. Coordination and participation in several research projects, many of them funded by FCT. Publications in scientific journals with peer review, book chapters and three books. In October 2016, the discipline "Topics in Design: Design and Scientific Research" was implemented in the Graduate Program in Design, where he was a lecturer.

20 Oct Friday

10:00

Round Table

Lúcia Matos - Moderator

Lúcia Matos - Moderadora

Lúcia Matos - Moderadora

Associate Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto where she teaches Modern and Contemporary Art History and coordinates the MA program in Art Studies which offers a path in Art Theory and Criticism and another in Museum and Curatorial Studies. She is a member of Instituto de História da Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa where she coordinate the thematic line The Exhibition: Theories and Practices. She also leads and participates in research projects and curates research-based exhibitions.

José Bártolo - Moderator

José Bártolo - Moderador

José Bártolo - Moderador

Professor Coordinator at ESAD - School of Arts and Design, José Bártolo has taken part in Design Aggregation (2015) and PhD in Communication Sciences (FCSH / UNL, 2006). He is also the Scientific Director of the esad - idea, research in design and art, and member of the direction of the CECL, of the New University of Lisbon. He was Professor at the Doctoral Course of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and collaborates as an evaluator in the area of design. Exercised functions as the editor of PLI Arte & Design magazine and is the author of several articles and books on critical theory and the history of design. He has worked as an independent curator since 1998 and was commissioner of the Portuguese Pavilion at the XXI Trienale in Milan (2015) and curator, among others, of the exhibitions Discos Orfeu (1956-1983) - Images, Words, Sounds (Matosinhos, 2017), Duets Beijing Design Week

Jorge Silva

Jorge Silva

Jorge Silva

Jorge Silva, editorial designer and curator of the Silvadesigners studio, compulsively collects illustrations of all kinds of printed media from books to matchbooks, adding more than 30 categories of illustrated media, in a very plural reading of the history of the Portuguese Illustration. Soon, the Silva Library will be available to the public, thanks to a new concept of digital library: a playful side and the valences of a conventional library. Integrated in the site will be the Museum of Illustration (MI), with a permanent exhibition of hundreds of originals, temporary thematic exhibitions and an author dictionary. Biblioteca Silva is also the name of a new collection of books, a partnership with Editora Abysmo, by João Paulo Cotrim. The illustration originals, which he also collects, are divided into two areas: one of illustrators with whom he has worked as an art director over the past 30 years; another, a puzzle that covers the entire 20th century with significant works by Alfredo Morais, Bernardo Marques, Cândido Costa Pinto, Infante do Carmo, José de Lemos, Lima de Freitas, Manuel Lapa, Manuel Ribeiro de Pavia and Tom. He is curator of the collective ILUSTRA 33 and historical retrospectives such as Lima de Freitas, Luís Filipe de Abreu and Manuel Ribeiro de Pavia, integrated in the Feast of Illustration of Setúbal. He is responsible for Collection D, books dedicated to the history of design and Portuguese designers, edited by the National Press-Casa da Moeda. He has a blog, since 2011, almanaquesilva.wordpress.com, where he reveals fragments of the History of Portuguese Illustration.

Nuno Coelho

Nuno Coelho

Nuno Coelho

Nuno Coelho (Brussels, 1976) is a communication designer, a researcher at the CEIS20 – Centre for20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies and a lecturer at the University of Coimbra (UC) where he teaches on the Undergraduate and Master degree courses in Design and Multimedia. He holds a PhD in Contemporary Art from the UC, a Masters in Design and Graphic Production from the University of Barcelona, following completion of his degree course in Communication Design and Graphic Art at the University of Porto. He has developed his own projects in the intersection between Design and Art, raising questions, in its vast majority, about social and politic issues. He has also been working on topics related to identity and memory by exploring archives of old Portuguese trademarks (such as Confiança soap and perfume factory in Braga, Viarco pencil factory in São João da Madeira, tea plantation and factory Gorreana in the Azores, amongst others) as well of institutions (such as Rivoli theatre in Porto). He has curated design exhibitions and he has two books published. He has participated in exhibitions and/or in conferences that took place in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia and Spain. His work can be seen at www.nunocoelho.net

Helena Sofia Silva

Helena Sofia Silva

Helena Sofia Silva

Helena Sofia Silva (Porto, 1976) é docente e investigadora em Design. Licenciada em Design de Comunicação (FBAUP) e mestre em Design (ESAD), lecciona na ESAD, desde 2000, temas relacionados com a história e a teoria dos média e da moda. Frequenta o Programa Doutoral em Design – PhDD (UP, UA, UPTEC, FCT), onde investiga sobre gráficos de protesto em Portugal em associação com o arquivo e biblioteca Ephemera, de José Pacheco Pereira. Autora de “Design Português –1980/1999” (Verso da História, 2015), colaborou nas monografias dedicadas aos designers João Machado e Francisco Providência (Cardume, 2016) e foi co-autora em monografias sobre os arquitectos Siza Vieira e Souto de Moura (Quid Novi, 2011). Juntamente com Francisco Providência assumiu a curadoria da exposição “Burilada”, que em Junho de2016 inaugurou a Casa do Design (Matosinhos).

Sofia Rocha e Silva

Sofia Rocha e Silva

Sofia Rocha e Silva

Designer de comunicação, licenciada pela Faculdade de Belas-Artes do Porto e mestre pela Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Matosinhos, desenvolveu a sua dissertação de mestrado sobre coleções privadas de design português e a sua relação com a esfera pública. Vive e trabalha em Vila Real como presidente e coordenadora da cooperativa cultural Transa.