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Exhibition "Common objects. Local stories, global discussions"

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona opens the exhibition "Common objects. Local stories, global discussions", a re-reading of the product design collection in a new permanent exhibition, which will take place on 2 December at 7.30 pm.

Beforehand, at 6 pm, the exhibition curator Oriol Pibernat, professor of the Bachelor of Design and the University Master's in Research of Art and Design at EINA-UAB, will give the inaugural lecture in the museum's auditorium. At 7.30 pm there will be a visit to the exhibition. Admission to both events is free.

The exhibition brings together common objects to which design gives a new meaning thanks to the services they provide, the novelty of their appearance, the innovations they incorporate, what they communicate, or the emotions they arouse.

The exhibition brings together common objects to which design gives a new meaning thanks to the services they provide, the novelty of their appearance, the innovations they incorporate, what they communicate, or the emotions they arouse.

The exhibition, located in the space on floor B of the museum, begins by tracing an itinerary from the 1930s to the year 2000, highlighting the importance of the social and cultural movement of design in Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain. A second, more conceptual section focuses on the 2000-2020 period, presented as a range of themes and challenges that seek innovative design responses, showing how design accompanies the social and cultural problems and aspirations of our time, and how objects also participate in the debates that concern us.

There is also a central space to incorporate micro-exhibitions that will allow us to deal in a monographic way with themes related to the collection and to current design issues. At the same time, the exhibition extends outside the room, inviting visitors to open their eyes and discover different aspects and testimonies of design both in the museum's immediate surroundings and in the city of Barcelona.

Objectes comuns