The second symposium of the FHD (Design History Foundation) precisely seeks to explore the conditions in which the material and visual culture of Spain during the Franco regime were developed and how design progressed in a context of so many contradictions. The country was faced by an economy and a society in transition from the precariousness of the post-war period through to financial growth and the autarky of industrial ‘development’; a context in which culture happened in a framework of restricted liberties, isolation and also repression. Hence modernisation occurred under conditions of political exceptionality. The design and work of the professionals in this discipline went hand in hand with the dawn of mass communication, tourism and new forms of consumption, while lifestyles were about seeking alternatives to such social realities; both during periods of growth and in the crisis of the seventies.
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The symposium will take place at the Museu del Disseny Barcelona on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018
Call for papers
We would like to encourage historians to present 20-minute reports in which they clearly identify: a) the subjects and goals of their research, b) the methodology; c) more general causes of interest.
Candidates must send an abstract, in no more than 300 words, of their research before 29 October 2017. Once accepted, they will receive the regulations for drafting and presenting texts.
Collaborates: Museu del Disseny Barcelona