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Graphic Design: History and Practice, conference, May 19, 2014

Graphic Design: History and Practice
one-day conference, May 19, 2014
Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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.

Invited speakers are: Richard Hollis (keynote speaker), Gerda Breuer, Esther Cleven, Annick Lantenois, Mario Piazza, Adrian Shauhghnessy.

The conference is conceived and organised by Antonino Benincasa, Giorgio Camuffo and Christian Upmeier, all associate professors of visual communication at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Maddalena Dalla Mura, research collaborator at the same Faculty, and Carlo Vinti, researcher at the Università di Camerino.

The conference is organised in collaboration with:
AIAP – Associazione italiana Progettazione per la comunicazione visiva
AIS/Design – Associazione italiana Storici del design
GdDG – Gesellschaft für Design Geschichte

Conference attendance is free. Registration is required.

More information at: http://graphic-design-history-and-practice.unibz.it/

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Maddalena Dalla Mura

Maddalena Dalla Mura (Udine, Italy, 1974) carries out research in the fields of design and graphic design history and museum studies. With an MA in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (2000), in 2010 she received her PhD in Design Sciences from the Università Iuav di Venezia. She has since collaborated with the Design and Museology research group at the same university. From 2012 to 2015 she collaborated on several research projects at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where she has also taught Languages and Theories of Visual Communication. Since 2016/2017 she teaches Design history at the Università degli studi di Ferrara. She is associate editor of the design history journal AIS/Design: Storia e Ricerche. / www.maddamura.eu

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