FAD. Foment de les Arts i del Disseny

Out of Metrics is a series of events curated by FAD for discovering the work of international designers and architects who work at the intersections of design, technology and the environment. These professionals have gained international recognition by putting the focus on the relations between design and people, either in the sphere of speculation, availing themselves of critiques of the system, or working side by side with the community.

Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. Their working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made, and they champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative with the public as an active participant.

Presenting and interviewing: Ethel Baraona Pohl

Lara Torres is an experimental fashion designer. From a theoretical, artistic and investigative point of view, she applies technology to fashion, exploring how materials can be transformed or made to disappear. She develops temporary clothing and looks for the function in fashion garments, the relationship between clothing and identity and clothing and memory.

Presenting and interviewing: Oscar Tomico

Adbusters is a global network of artists, writers, musicians, designers, poets, philosophers and punks trying to transform the current world order. Adbusters’s magazine discusses and documents the erosion of the physical and cultural environments caused by the consumerism. They use design and creativity to dispute narratives, providing a critical, literary and activist perspective.

Presenting and interviewing: Jaron Rowan

Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, from their philosophy of design, explore the things that exist between reality and fiction. Use design as a way to stimulate discussion and debate among designers, the industry and the public on the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies.

Presenting and interviewing: Ramon Sangüesa

col·lec x, the inter-university platform of the col·lec human experiences studio, will carry out installations based on the work undertaken by students at the different design centres and universities and which relate to each talk in the Out of Metrics series.