Patufet

This publication, which includes an album, a yearbook and a book, collects the look and values that the school Patufet has tried to transmit throughout its 50 years of history. Patufet, founded in 1969, is a public school located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona). It was born against Franco’s dictatorship and maintains a strong sense of civic responsibility to this day.

Año:
2019

Cliente:

Escola Patufet y Museu de L’Hospitalet

Challenge

Patufet wanted to compile its 50 years of history. The result had to be suitable for all ages: teachers, former students, students, and their families.

 

It had to be more than just a report. It was important that the publication captured the essence of the school, and the great importance of its foundational values: democracy and progressivism.

Solution

After evaluating the idea of making an exhibition, we eventually decided to create a publication. We relied on the concepts of photo albums and school yearbooks to collect all the information in a freer and more recreational way.

 

The photographs show bright colours to capture the lively and restless character of this constantly evolving school, leaving room for nostalgia.

Memoria con la mirada
puesta en el futuro

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Barri i lluita (Neighbourhood struggles). Photographs by Esteve Lucerón

Esteve Lucerón is a famous figure in Spanish photography, known for his documentary work on the gypsy community. In his early days as a photographer, he lived in L’Hospitalet (Barcelona) and photographed its surroundings: a city in full transformation after the Franco regime, very different from the city we know today

 

The author portrayed the inhabitants of the La Florida neighborhood between 1948 and 1980. At that time it was an underfunded neighborhood, where life on the street demanded collective and neighborhood solidarity, in the face of the economic crisis that hit the population in the 1980s.

Año:
2018

Cliente:

Museu de L’Hospitalet

Challenge

The city of L’Hospitalet (Barcelona) wanted to pay tribute to Esteve Lucerón and the neighborhood of La Florida. The commission consisted of shaping a retrospective exhibition with his early and unknown photographs. These demanded to be treated with care and sensitivity as they brought us closer to the residents of L’Hospitalet, the exhibition target
audience.

Sotulion

We built an exhibition itinerary that transported the viewer to the time through three thematic blocks. The design connects with the working class and neighborhood struggles, which were pivotal in transforming the city at the time. The arrangement of the works is reminiscent of graphic street communication such as posters and banners, connecting us with that historical moment.

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Era’s Muse

Era’s Muse is an international project of educational innovation in art and science. Based on collaboration between
different European institutions, it seeks to develop new methodologies for secondary education. The objective of the
project is teaching STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) in the museum, as they are
essential in the digital society.

Año:
2020

Cliente:

Museu de L’Hospitalet

Challenge

A group of cultural entities, museums, schools, and institutes that are affiliated to a collaboration program within the framework of the European Union needed to generate a dynamic and attractive image. The group was after an image that combined every field of action, and that addressed an adolescent and adult audience.

Solution

The proposal involved creating an interactive graphic identity, based on generative design. The project branding was developed, leading to a whole living visual universe that changed according to the user interaction with the platform. To achieve this, we investigated programming languages such as Processing and p5.js as tools for generative design.

Innovación para acercar la ciencia
y el arte a los más jóvenes

Collaboration, co-creation and mutual support between institutions

A project for European students and educators

Generative design as a communication tool

Vilaboi se’n va anar a la guerra (Vilaboi Has Left for the War)

The Sant Boi Museum produces this temporary exhibition based on archival research on local victims during the
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and World War II (1939-1945).

 

This project pays tribute to all those people of whom, in some cases, we know nothing more than their names. They
were direct or indirect victims of the war: repression, missing people, deaths in combat, diseases, deaths in
concentration camps or in exile.

Año:
2017

Cliente:

Els noms de Sant Boi

Challenge

Nos encontramos con un proyecto documental con mucha información. 1400 santboianos fueron movolizados durante la Guerra Civil de los cuales 150 no volvieron. También se referencian todos los desaparecidos que sobrevivieron y aquellos que fueron internados en campos de concentración o adscritos a Batallones Disciplinarios.

 

The working material provided by the Archive includes data and photographs that involve these people. Such material
had to be organized and shown to the public with the sensitivity that the subject requires, in a didactic way and providing
the exhibition with a historical context.

Solution

In order to personify each of those who went missing, we decided to use individual paper sheets for each victim. This
way, we paid homage to each one of them contextualising them, and we managed to show the number of missing
people in a visual way.

 

In order to give the documentation a context, we designed a set with original material provided by the Archive and
created props for the occasion. We also created a map that marked the location of the disappearances within the
Iberian Peninsula.

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Els noms de Sant Boi (The Names of Sant Boi)

Exhibition design, space design, identity, art direction and communication for Els noms de Sant Boi at the Sant Boi
Museum. This exhibition is a journey through the different names that this city has had throughout history, from its origin to every name change depending on the politics of the time.

Año:
2019

Cliente:

Museu de Sant Boi

Challenge

The investigation, carried out by commissioner Tana Gomis, contained a wealth of information. The documents provided, both images and text, were very diverse in format and typology. By the same token, such a highly theoretical exhibition in such a limited space demanded dynamism.

Solution

We decided to organize the exhibition in three large blocks with a color correlation to act as a timeline. The floor was covered in vinyl to reinforce the three sections and to link one end of the room with the other. Objects related to each historical period were exhibited in each section. In the end, an interactive documentation area was designed to close the exhibition in a more recreational and participatory way

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Jugar amb foc (Playing with Fire)

The Museum of Rural Life, in l’Espluga de Francolí (Tarragona), opens a new exhibition dedicated to fire. Scientific
contributions, popular knowledge and works of art come together to reflect on this element: uses, dangers, ways of
prevention and, above all, its role in the current climate crisis.

Año:
2020

Cliente:

Núria Vila y Museu de la Vida Rural (Fundació Carulla)

Challenge

Núria Vila, a designer specialized in sustainability, is the author of one of the exhibition facilities, as well as its design and signage. With an ink that she had prepared with the remains of a real fire, we needed to hand-paint every text of the exhibition and part of the immersive installation.

Solution

Together with Silvia Yruela, we worked on setting up the exhibition. It took three days to complete all the texts by hand.
First they were projected on the wall, the contours were drawn in pencil, and finally they were filled with the ash ink
using a brush.

The installation consists of an entire wall painted with this ink, with different thicknesses and textures. It also contains
cardboard tubes representing burnt logs.

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