EINA has inaugurated the 2021-2022 academic year with the lecture "Hypotheses for an institution" by Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), in which she stressed the importance of museums and institutions being "permeable spaces" that reconnect with all audiences.
The approaches proposed by Dyangani Ose follow EINA's methodology for identifying and creatively solving the challenges of the future. As Miquel Molins, president of the EINA Foundation, pointed out: "We must face problems that are very complex, such as mobility, gender equality or climate change. If we must face these challenges and if we must propose new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things, EINA has the knowledge and know-how to do so".
In this sense, Elvira Dyangani Ose defends that "an institution has to be able to break with its history" to become a plural space. "One of the things we have to recognise is that all institutions become pigeonholed. We enter certain dynamics and end up stuck in them. It is necessary for the structure to dream beyond its own axis", said the director of MACBA.
Manuel Cirauqui, director of Eina Idea, emphasised the need for interlocution between entities: "a mutual contamination between spaces, the museum and the research and learning spaces, which are intimately connected. We understand the ecosystem of the city as a workshop, the supra-urban forest as a school and the museum, also to some extent, as a forest".
Elvira Dyangani Ose agreed that "going to the museum should be like strolling through a forest and walking without a precise objective, and stopping at something that, at that moment, because of what you are experiencing, catches your attention".
The presentation of the new academic year, held on 6 October, is part of a moment of renewal of the centre's pedagogical project. "EINA is undergoing a very important process of change. Thanks to its internal capacity and the power to reinvent itself from within, the school is carrying out different initiatives linked to the world of art and design, as is the case of Eina Idea. It is also expanding its facilities with the EINA Bosc building, and increasing and updating its training offer both in the Bachelor's Degree in Design and in the different Masters and Postgraduate courses it offers", pointed out Pau de Solà-Morales, Director of EINA.