BL- Graphic Design: History and Practice


May 19, 2014 - piazza Universitá, 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

Graphic Design: History and Practice is a one-day conference organised at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano that will focus on the relationship of graphic design history and practice, their convergences and tensions.

The conference will gather international graphic design historians as well as designers who have been dealing with design history through writing, publishing, editorial and curatorial activities for a long time.

Structured in two main panels, each including speeches and a discussion, the conference will address such issues as: narratives, methods, teaching and education, preservation and curation, gender issues, digital media, national contexts, critical practice, ethics, and audience.