II Ibero American Design Biennial opens 22 November in Madrid

15 November 2010
Madrid (Spain) - 'Design for development' and 'Design for all' are concepts that underlie the works of the second edition of the Ibero American Design Biennial. With more than 400 designers included, the biennial has experienced a considerable increase from the last event.
Madrid (Spain) - 'Design for development' and 'Design for all' are concepts that underlie the works of the second edition of the Ibero American Design Biennial. With more than 400 designers from Latin America, Portugal and Spain included in this major exhibition, the biennial has experienced a considerable increase in the number of participants from the last event.

The work will be on display at the Central de Diseño de Matadero Madrid until February 2011. Of the selected pieces, from all the categories (graphic, product and industrial, fashion, textile and accessories, space and interiors and digital design), 90 pieces were recognised by an international jury as the best of this 2010 edition. The works were preselected by the BID Advisory Committee and the jury including Antonio Toca, Adelia Borges, Carmelo Di Bartolo, Lili Díaz, Fernando Gutiérrez, and Julius Wiedemann.

Most of the selected projects for BID 10 propose the reuse of materials, recovery of traditional and handmade working methods, eco-design, and strategies that support social impact, without leaving behind modernity and the projection for the future.

A highlight has been given to works that helps promote the concept of “Design for all” - pieces created taking into account a specific model of society that is based upon inclusion in all of its diversity, bringing about ways to work and communicate that contemplates the requirements of services or products for all its possible users.

Through the inaugural week, from the 22-26 November 2010, there will be conferences, debates and master classes that promote dialogue and exchange between professionals, students, companies and anyone interested in getting to know what the Ibero American creators propose in a discipline that today, more than ever, it is a vector that dynamises culture and economy. The II Meeting of Design Educators and the I Meeting of Design Publications will take place. "Ráfagas BID10" includes work and presentations from more than 80 Iberoamerican designers - Portuguese and Spanish ones - who will attend the inaugural week.

Visit the gallery of work from the 2008 biennial.



For more information, please contact:

Valentina Volpato Press and Communication
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Sofia Leiria de Lima, Ricardo Omar Berríos, Aitziber Baños
Press and Communication Assistants BID10
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Central de Diseño/DIMAD
Matadero Madrid
Paseo de la Chopera, 14
28045 Madrid
T: + 34 91 474 67 80/87
W: www.bid-dimad.org
Skype: di_mad

Organised by

Central de Diseño y DIMAD (Asociación Diseñadores de Madrid y Fundación Diseño Madrid).

Collaborators

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación, AECID; Fundación ONCE, Ministerio de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de Madrid.

Supported by

Dirección General de Política de la PYME a través de La Empresa Nacional de Innovación, SA (ENISA)