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Since a few years now the city finally has with Barcelona Design Hub a space at the height of its obsession with design. The building houses the design museum and festivals and conferences for creative innovation are held there. Occasional design themed exhibitions in the galleries of the city and museums dedicated to arts and crafts complete the offer.

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March 2017
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TAPAS. Spanish Design For Food

8 March - 21 May
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition presents a selection of Tapas Spanish designs for the world of food. A brief historical introduction relates the story of eating with the world of art, photography and cinematography, and the origin of the "cover" this unique way of sharing food in Spain is explained. +info

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FREDERIC AMAT. Zootrop

21 March - 13 July
La Pedrera, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona España + Google Map

Frederic Amat (Barcelona, 1952), mainly known as a painter and stage designer, is one of the most outstanding creative talents on the contemporary Catalan art scene. His open concept of painting has led him to integrate many artistic languages into his work. The exhibition “FREDERIC AMAT. Zoetrope” at La Pedrera presents a selection of designs for actions in natural and urban public spaces, usually linked to architecture, with the aim of creating a map or topography of his work, while…

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Ajoblanco Libertario 1977

30 March - 6 May
Fundación Suñol, Passeig de Gràcia, 98 08008 Barcelona   Spain + Google Map

The year 1977 was key in the process of cultural and political transformation of Spain. Barcelona had a radical and libertarian protagonism that has not always been seen. However, those strikes, actions and social upheavals forever changed the mentality and daily lives of thousands of citizens. Forty years later, its own creators review the libertarian involvement of the Ajoblanco magazine, the social movements of that time, the validity of the one still alive, as well as contributing facts and dates…

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April 2017
Free

Desús – Aloma Lafontana

6 April - 4 June
OSLO Graphic Barceloneta, Mediterrania, 4, Barcelona España + Google Map

Aloma Lafontan investigates the female interior in relation to the objects that surround it, proposing a journey through the dream world of ornamentation with sculptures in which feelings and sensations come alive before the viewer. The artist has used natural materials and rejection as a dialogue between increasing consumption of the human species and its relationship with the planet's ecosystem. DARKNESS establishes in the conjunction between the body and the ornament, where the "dressed" object acts as an element of…

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Free

Arte Sano Pop up ArT mArKet

22 April - 23 April
La Pandora, La Pandora 37 Mila i Fontanals, 08012 Barcelona España + Google Map

ARE YOU READY ??? On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April you have a double appointment with ARTE SANO, the Pop Up Art Night Market, organized by La Pandora. If you like art, music and good gastronomy, this night market will become your event between 18.30 and 00:30. The Pandora will become a space in which artists will show and sell their works, while we enjoy their art, we will also encourage the other senses with food craft and good…

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Free

Arts & Crafts Sant Jordi Edition / Arts and craft market

23 April - 24 April
Mutuo, Mendez Nuñez, 7, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

The Arts & Crafts returns in April with a special edition focused on Sant Jordi! Designers, artists, illustrators, creative and independent! Come and enjoy a Sunday with music, vermouth and unique and original products to give away! Sunday 23 April / 10 a.m. Free entrance +info

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Typography exhibition “Lletres Braves”

24 April - 28 April
EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, Passeig de Santa Eulàlia, 25, 08017 Barcelona España + Google Map

Through the calligraphic creation, the structure of the letter and the production of lettering, a multicultural group of students designers of the Master in Advanced Typography of the course 2017 collects his work in the exhibition "Lletres Braves". In this way they cover the exploration of different nuances that allow them to teach their delirium, inviting the viewer to witness a wide range of works that show the result of a process full of friendship, ink and long nights.

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Free

Alexander von Vegesack // IAAC Spring Lecture Series 2017

25 April
IAAC > Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Pujades, 102, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

IAAC Lecture Series 2016/17 Tuesday 25th of April 2017 Alexander von Vegesack Domaine de Boisbuchet Adventures With Objects @ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium Open to the Public Alexander von Vegesack, born in 1945, is a collector, curator, cultural entrepreneur and consultant. He initiated artistic centers in Hamburg in the 1970’s, set up a Thonet Museum in Boppard am Rhein and co-founded and conceived the content and structure of the Vitra Design Museum in 1989, which he directed for 23 years. He…

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TALK: How To Implement Creative Habits For Professionals

27 April
MOB&Pau, Ronda Sant Pau 47, 08015 Barcelona España + Google Map

How to stay creative while being productive? How to implement creative habits in your professional routine? Because being creative in our professional world is no longer an option, join creative coach Antonia Eraud to get all the tips you need.

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Untitled Fusta – José Carlos de la Torre

27 April - 26 May
Espai AnGram, Caballero, 65, 08014 Barcelona España + Google Map

UNTITLED FUSTA To Space AnGram April 27, 2017 - May 26, 2017 Opening: APRIL 27 José Carlos de la Torre presents in the space AnGram Untitled MADERA, an intervention based on pieces of recycled wood that directly evoke the remembrance of the organic, currently in disuse due to the mistreatment that the material lives. The wood becomes the protagonist of the sample, as well as the procedure that it undergoes to reach its result, to its definitive state granted by…

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Free

Palo Market Fest – Fabra i Coats

28 April - 30 April
Fabra i Coats – Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Sant Adrià, 20. 08030 Barcelona  Spain + Google Map

More than 100 artists, 200 designers, 30 food trucks and some of the best chefs will gather at the Palo Market Fest cultural festival on April 28, 29 and 30. A weekend to stop! You can buy your early discount ticket +info

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May 2017
Free

Mybarrio Club Pop Up

6 May - 7 May

MYBARRIO returns with VOL 4 of its design popups for this new season of Summer 2017: a very special & exclusive edition in collaboration with the wonderful SOHO HOUSE, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. We have almost 1 year of existence thanks to you! A great "premiere", for being the first time that the SOHO HOUSE opens part of its doors to such an event, with the careful selection of MYBARRIO. It…

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Free

Poblenou Open Day 2017

6 May
Varios Poble Nou, 08005 Barcelona España + Google Map

Next May 6 will be one of the most anticipated meetings of the year: a new edition of Open Day! An event where the creative community of Poblenou will open its doors from 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. to offer a wide range of cultural proposals. Art galleries, creative centers, artists studios, audiovisual producers, gastronomic venues, shops and hotels add to this new proposal of Poblenou Urban District offering a program with free activities and special promotions organized just for…

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Designroom X RESA

13 May
Designroom x RESA, Pg. Papasseit 4, 08003 Barcelona España + Google Map

On Saturday 13th May the DesignRoom x RESA returns to Barcelona! For its fourth edition we will have even more designers and repeat location in Pg. Salvat Papasseit 4 near the Barceloneta the Residence Campus del Mar in which the rooms will become showrooms, a showcase where they will expose and sell their creations. A whole day dedicated to design and music with live performances of BAD GYAL or RELATIIV v with Djs like Johann Wald, The Last Neighbor, Killburn,…

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5€

David Bowie Is

25 May - 30 June
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition David Bowie is will take place at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Barcelona Design Museum) from 25 May 2017. The show, produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has already been seen by more than a million visitors in such cities as the British capital, Berlin, Paris and Chicago. Currently open at the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), the retrospective will travel to Tokyo before coming to Barcelona, its last European venue.As the depository of a…

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December 2017
5€

Adolf Loos – Private Spaces

14 December 2017 - 28 February 2018
Museu del Disseny, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 08018 Barcelona España + Google Map

The exhibition Adolf Loos. Private Spaces presents, for the first time in Spain, a vast display of the work of this outstanding figure in Viennese architecture, a pioneer in the debate between spaces in public and private life. The show highlights the aesthetic revolution led byLoos (1870-1933) when, in the Austrian capital at the turn of the twentieth century, he rebelled against the Viennese Secession, proposing economy in architectural construction and design, reviving the classical column and facing and the…

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February 2018
12€

William Morris and the Arts & Crafts in Great Britain

22 February 2018 - 20 May 2018
MNAC, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona España + Google Map

The  Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and it was developed until the First World War.  It spread rapidly throughout America and Europe until reaching Japan.  Its maximum ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896) and took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887. +info

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