Maryland Institute College of Art celebrates Spanish design with a panel discussion that features graphic artists Ferran Mitjans and Oriol Armengou of Toormix, a graphic design studio based in Barcelona; Nacho Carbonell, a Spanish furniture designer whose furniture is featured here; and Vicente Guallart, a Barcelona-based architect who restores and builds internationally with focuses on nature and new technologies.
The event is sponsored by the Embassy of Spain with the Spain-USA Foundation as part of the program Preview Spain: Arts & Culture '10. The month-long celebration of Spanish design showcases some of Spain's young, award-winning designers and architects. Designer from Toormix will also be holding workshops with MICA's Graphic Design MFA program.
If you cannot make it to tonight's presentation, check on the Society of Spain's website to find out about other events happening in Washington DC through June, 2010.
I'm a multidisciplinary graphic designer and writer living in New York City. My projects have involved designing identities, motion graphics, web sites, exhibition graphics, publications, as well as copywriting and art directing. I look for projects that challenge my thinking and form-making skills, but I'm especially interested in collaborating with non-profits and civic organizations that need help to address complex social problems in ways that might spur lasting social change.