ESDi https://esdi.es/en Escuela y estudios de diseño en Barcelona. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:01:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 covid-19 release https://esdi.es/en/covid-19-release Fri, 29 May 2020 15:56:07 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=33287 From ESDi, within the URL community as a whole, we adhere to the 10 days of official mourning in memory of the victims of the...

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From ESDi, within the URL community as a whole, we adhere to the 10 days of official mourning in memory of the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our entire university community wants to extend its condolences and its support to family and friends who have lost a loved one.

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Cova Trujillo and Helena Rabal, 1st and 3rd prize winners at the Apolda European Design Awards https://esdi.es/en/apolda-european-design-award Thu, 14 May 2020 09:55:18 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32946 Graduates in Fashion Design from ESDi Covadonga Trujillo and Helena Rabal have been awarded the 1st and 3rd Prize in the German competition for newfashion...

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Graduates in Fashion Design from ESDi Covadonga Trujillo and Helena Rabal have been awarded the 1st and 3rd Prize in the German competition for new
fashion designers “Apolda European Design Award” (AEDA). Their Final Degree Projects were selected by the university to present themselves to the contest due to the topicality of their approaches and the excellent academic curriculum of both. “It was an honor and a privilege that we were chosen to participate in such a contest, at a European level,” emphasizes Cova.

According to Dolors Giró, head of the Fashion Area at ESDi, “innovation in the concept and its subsequent development have been recognized.” For Cova and Helena this recognition was a surprise. “The truth is that I did not expect to win at all, I thought of it to be practically impossible after watching all the spectacular collections that were presented” says Cova. In fact, the contest this year had 29 collections of fashion graduates from 15 universities and 10 countries.

“If I had to choose a word as a conclusion, It would be Grateful”, Cova Trujillo, 1r Prize AEDA

“The fact that 2 out of the 4 awards given went to the same university speaks a lot about the school level,” says Helena. “When you think of the same university, or
even a country, you may think of collections with certain similarities will come out, but ours are totally different. It is what the design of each has”. For both of them,
being able to live this experience together and support each other since day one, without any rivalry has been very important. “It has been a relief throughout the
process and a pride that we have both won an award,” says Cova.

Given the current situation, the contest this year has had to take place online. Cova and Helena were going to travel to Germany, meet the rest of European designers and participate in a fashion show with an award ceremony. With the sanitary crisis, the competition organization decided to present the collections through their social networks and thus communicate the winners. Although in a limited way, this allowed both of them “to see the other collections and realize the different ways of doing and understanding design in Europe”, highlights Helena.

Photography: @angiecouple
Model: @virginia_lobe

The Cova Trujillo collection that won the 1st AEDA Prize, valued at € 12,000, is entitled “(Entre[tu]piel)” and presents a very current reflection on the importance, in the very short future, of communicating with the clothing pieces we buy. As Dolors Giró defines it, “it is about betting on a fashion that is more committed to the planet and with more respect for the entire human process, seeking its values ​​and trying to recover our connection between the entire chain of people who have made it possible, and the use of new technological means such as 3D printing”.

“The challenges of climate change are my main focus and what drives me. The search for innovative materials and ecological dyeing processes are my greatest sources of inspiration”

This is how Covadonga explained the theme of his collection (Entre[tu]piel) in the contest nomination: “The challenges proposed by climate change, particularly for us fashion designers, are my main focus and what drives me. With my collection I want to contribute to the sustainable management of garments. The idea is to connect the clothes to a story that the user falls in love with. I want to start an intimate conversation between the garment and the body and create emotional value. The search for innovative materials and ecological dyeing and finishing processes are my greatest sources of inspiration.”

“If I had to stay with a word as a conclusion, It would be grateful. The truth is that it has been a long process, but it has been worth it. It is a privilege to be linked to the Apolda family, they have been amazing throughout all these months,” says Cova. Although the coronavirus crisis has affected the contest, which should have been held on May 9 (“it would have been a very beautiful and super positive experience to learn from others and get to know each other”), Cova had the opportunity to travel to Apolda in February to participate in the filming of the fashion film for their collection.

Apolda European Design Award has an agreement with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar school, and for its film, students are responsible for making a video for each collection. “The director of my video made me very participant in the creative process and encouraged me to go with it. The experience was great and being able to meet the entire team was incredible, they are incredible professionals. I’m left with having been able to live that,” explains the winner of the Apolda European Design Awards 2020.

On the other hand, Helena Rabal’s “BNT_DNT” (Been There, Done That) collection convinced the jury with a theme based on the fields of architecture and tourism. It draws a possible reflection on the individual in the globalized society and the way of relating to it. According to Andrea Karg, a member of the jury that proclaimed the 3rd Prize, valued at € 5,000, “the current situation has given the collection an explosive effect”. 

This is how Helena presented her candidacy for the competition: “Besides fashion, architecture is another field that really fascinates me because it combines creativity and technology. I am inspired by designers who work with functional materials and combine sportswear and urban clothing to create a new look. Graphic design is another important source of inspiration, since you cannot have sportswear and urban clothing without it. My collection takes a critical look at modern forms of tourism”.

“I am inspired by designers who work with functional materials and combine sports and urban clothing to create a new look”

Dolors Giró, head of the Fashion Area at ESDi, highlights from the collection “the study of careful furnishings (closures, brooches …), as well as typographic work at the level of prints and labeling on the garments”.

For Helena, “winning the third prize was a really very rewarding surprise on a personal and professional level. To see how your concept and design is not only understood and liked, but is also recognized, is incredible”.

Both Helena and Cova are now waiting for the publication of the fashion clips made by the students of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar university with the looks of their collections. “You can see how the concept of your collection takes shape from the eyes of a filmmaker. Seeing the whole process of filming, although in a virtual way, was very gratifying and seeing the result is amazing”, highlights Helena. They also hope to be able to travel to Apolda soon with the rest of the finalist designers to be able to see these videos together with the film students who have made them possible.

Congratulations Cova and Helena! We are very proud of you

Fotografía: Jorge Botella
Modelos: Jasmin Fuchs y Adrià Martínez

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How much important can be innovation at the fashion industry?, webinar by Anna Moragas https://esdi.es/en/innovation-fashion-industry Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:25:13 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32747 We will take a look through the main concepts of innovation and how can be the future competence to adapt us at the changes of...

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We will take a look through the main concepts of innovation and how can be the future competence to adapt us at the changes of what’s coming next. Then we’ll practice some creative techniques to solve a challenge about a famous brand of the fashion industry … Let’s all have fun together, and especially, let’s innovate all together!

Anna Moragas, Innovation Director at SDLI & Innovation Teacher at UOC University, Elisava University and ESDi University. Passionate about using user centric design methodologies to detect and solve organization’s challenges.

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Footwear Design Masterclass by Ivan Merino and Marce de Medeiros https://esdi.es/en/footwear-design-masterclas Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:40:59 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32650 “De la caja al zapato” is the títle of the Online Masterclass on Footwear Design that Ivan Merino and Marce de Medeiros, coordinators of the...

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“De la caja al zapato” is the títle of the Online Masterclass on Footwear Design that Ivan Merino and Marce de Medeiros, coordinators of the Postgraduate in Advanced Footwear Design, will give on April 7.

From diverse and / or recycled materials (shoe boxes, biscuit boxes, quarantine waste, fabrics, etc.) we are going to reproduce 5 iconic models of shoes. The parts of a sneaker will be learned, customizing them and mounting the volume by gluing the elements.

Register here and you’ll receive an email with the link to join the webinar.

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Webinar ‘This is UX: a first date’ by @jorgemarquezm https://esdi.es/en/this-is-ux Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:11:56 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32566 Let’s meet User Experience. Reclesses, new, complex, thorough, creative, unique. This is all you can expect from this design branch. Get dress well for the...

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Let’s meet User Experience. Reclesses, new, complex, thorough, creative, unique. This is all you can expect from this design branch. Get dress well for the occasion you’ll never know if it will be a real match.

Jorge Márquez, Head of Experience Design EU at Everis, will be giving the webinar “This is UX: a first date” on Friday, April 3, at 12:30pm.

Jorge is also professor of our Master’s Degree in UI/UX Design. Carles Cabezón, coordinator of the programme, will be present at the end of the session to answer questions about the next edition of the Master.

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How to psychologically deal with confinement? https://esdi.es/en/coping-covid-isolation Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:38:45 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32504 Today the whole world is in a very difficult situation to have imagined a few months ago. Millions of people confined at home trying to...

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Today the whole world is in a very difficult situation to have imagined a few months ago. Millions of people confined at home trying to contain this virus that we barely know, as we long for our old routines and so many things that seemed guaranteed but now we look forward to live again.

We are all together but separated in this, and what sounds as easy as staying at home, seems to be way more complicated than it seems, but that we have to learn to accept because it is not a scenario chosen by anyone.

The psychologist Miquel Ángel Manzano, an expert in Psychotherapy based on Acceptance, personal accompaniment, crisis and life dissatisfaction, tells us about the greatest challenges we face during this confinement and shares tips for coping with it in the best possible way.

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How do we cope with the desire to leave home?

For most people it will be enough to remember how important our role is durign this crisis, and that our mission during these times is to stay home, for their own well-being and for everyone´s sake.

It is a good opportunity to observe the urgency and immediacy that we live in. And in most cases, with a slower pace, your nervous system understands the message that you have to slow down.

If this is not the case, you should ask yourself, what prevents you from pausing? What is the danger of going slowly? What valuable loss do I think I will have if I slow down?

These days we will spend much more time at home, with more sedentary activities. Thus, it might be worth thinking about reducing the consumption of stimulants.

How to manage our routine in a space that is always the same and often small?

It is a whole challenge that we are not used to, we are used to change our environment or leave when we get tired of a place and a space, but things have changed now.

The first recommendation is to keep as much order as possible, that is, when we finish a task we arrange the space before starting another one, if the space we inhabit is neat, it provides a sense of well-being to our nervous system. It is also advisable, to occupy different spaces for different tasks. A corner for writing or reading, another for watching TV, some other space for physical activity, etc. Somehow we have a feeling of change.

Although in the long run the routine is boring for us, it generally makes us feel good and calm down, so a good recommendation is to set up a varied daily schedule with a little physical activity.

How to handle the need for intimacy at home when living with your family?

Obviously with the confinement we all lose freedom and privacy, it is the price we pay for the social commitment to stop the coronavirus. We will all have moments of saturation, of needing to be alone, etc.

Remember that feelings will be the same in every person, so try to be kind and respectful at all times with others.

In order to have a sense of intimacy and a time of voluntary solitude, we have some resources, like requesting or limiting the access of others to some space of the house, but not for a while. Another possibility when the above is not possible, is to use headphones or that would move us away and allow us to breathe in the constant coexistence. Listen to your own music, watch movies on your own, etc.

How to overcome the obsession with hygiene and cleanliness?

We are at a time where it seems that the most prepared people are the ones suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. That is, that person who spends his or her day cleaning everything and washing their hands.

It is normal for us all to be more concerned about hygiene, and it is safe for all of us to spend more time on this. Over time, everything will return to its place. At the moment, it is important to note if I am being excessive, that is, I have hygiene and cleanliness behaviours beyond the recommendations. For example, when I hear or read a news  about the virus do I feel the need to wash? If so, it is important to identify excesses of protection and ask for help to stop acting this way if I am not capable by my own. The sooner you regulate it, the less likely it is to become chronic and become a major problem.

How do we deal with anxiety and out of control cravings?

Each one of us has the habit of trying to feel better or less ill, some people, when nervous, calm down eating.

If you realize that you are eating more than usual, it is worthwhile to analyze  why you are upset about and compare it to other moments in your life that have made you feel the same. Again try to share your concerns with people you trust. And if you know any type of exercise or practice that can help you reduce your stress level, practice it more than usual, we are talking about physical exercise like, yoga, meditation, painting, etc. or anything else that has helped you before.

How to deal with the addiction of being constantly connected, the influence of fake news…

We already come from an inertia of always being connected, and now the feeling of loneliness and anguish can increase it.

See what you do while you’re connected, do I do it to feel accompanied? If so, you probably spend your time on social media for this reason.

Do I do it because I am worried? In this case, you are probably looking for news and information about COVID-19.

Anyways, you can take this observation to ask yourself if you need to spend that much time connected, and ask yourself what would you be doing if you were offline.

News must be contrasted, especially if we notice that some information is affecting us.

We need to keep in mind that no information is too credible, except statistics at this time. No one, healthcare workers, scientists and politicians has never faced this situation before, which is why we don’t really know much about it and information is been updated in a matter of hours.

Do you take online classes at the university, with all the problems that this entail, is it useful?

Certainly we are not in the scenario desired by anyone, but keeping the classes is highly recommended beyond the academic question. If you enjoy what you are studying, and I wish you really do, it is a great entertainment to be able to continue exploring, learning, and sharing it. In addition, with the extra time available, no one knows where your creativity can go, both to continue with your tasks and to solve the difficulties and limitations that confinement entails for the normal course development.

Recommendations for overcoming the fear and loneliness of foreign students?

The most important thing is to be able to feel accompanied. Fortunately, we live in the technological age and can make video calls anywhere in the world. This is a good time to break our emotional protections and open up to others. This means that as long as we have confidence  with the other, it is advisable to share our emotions, not as a complaint or as a problem, but as your reality. In addition, we can take the opportunity to convey to people far and near what they really mean to us.

Many times, in order not to hurt other people, we show a false facade of well-being or security that prevents us from connecting fluently. If you trust that your partner can handle your emotions, you will be able to turn your conversations into an exchange of what you are really experiencing. Shared emotions weight less.

How do we deal with the sense of helplessness in the case of those who have grandparents, elderly parents or family members?

Once again communication with the people involved is the most important thing. Being honest with what we are feeling and sharing the love is a great resource.

It is important to talk about these emotions with the person that worries us, but also with other family and friends to see how they are carrying it and perhaps we find in their words, or even in the fact of sharing, a little peace of mind and calm. On the other hand, it is very important to show interest and love for the people we care about, but we must be careful that we do not create a sense of fear in them. If I already showed interest in them today, I will not stress them with my concerns again and will share it with someone else who will trust me and who will know how to listen to me.

In the event of losing a loved one, how to deal with it?

This is a rare situation. It is highly advisable to do some type of individual ceremony if we are confined, and when possible make a group one that serves as a farewell.

An individual ceremony is the typical farewell letter that psychologists recommend and that we see in movies. While we can conduct a group dismissal ceremony, such as a symbolic burial, there is once again a great deal of communication with our trusted ones about how those affected by the loss are feeling. I emphasize the importance of social support on emotional digestion, what I live in solitude is more likely to be unresolved whereas what I share is metabolized in the course of a conversation. Let us give ourselves permission to express our emotions.

How do we deal with the return to normal?

When we realize that our head is spinning around with what we are going to do after the quarantine, we can stop, take a few deep breaths, and remind our minds, that at this point we can’t do anything to make it easier to go back. We thank you for your interest (to our mind), for your protective intention, for trying to evaluate different future scenarios and for trying to prepare, but we assure you that this is not the time, it is not helpful, and we tell the mind to trust us, and when the time comes, we will take care of what happens.

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#esdinsidethecube, design challenges to combat quarantine https://esdi.es/en/esdinsidethecube-design-challenges-to-combat-quarantine Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:36:18 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=32367 The ESDi School of Design promotes INSIDE THE CUBE, an initiative in which its design teachers will propose daily challenges to liven up the quarantine....

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The ESDi School of Design promotes INSIDE THE CUBE, an initiative in which its design teachers will propose daily challenges to liven up the quarantine. #esdinsidethecube can be followed on the ESDi’s Instagram profile @esdi_barcelona, ​​where through IG stories the videos of the teachers will be uploaded proposing the design challenge of the day and encouraging students to do it. All those who carry out the challenge will be able to upload their achievements with the hashtag #esdinsidethecube and tagging @esdi_barcelona, ​​so that the entire ESDi Community can see them.

The objective of INSIDE THE CUBE is to launch people’s creativity in these weeks of collective closure, and to demonstrate that we all have a little designer within us. Although the ESDi teachers will start proposing the challenges, both students and alumni, partners or collaborators of the school can also join the initiative, sending their proposals and videos to the email bcolom@esdi.edu.es

Design your own mask, illustrate your quarantine or make memes about online classes, all proposals are welcome!

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ESDi’s statement: Coronavirus COVID-19 https://esdi.es/en/esdis-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-2 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 16:46:56 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=31963 July 1, 2020 After 3 and a half months without academic activity due to the Covid-19 health crisis, ESDi reopens the doors of its workshops...

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July 1, 2020

After 3 and a half months without academic activity due to the Covid-19 health crisis, ESDi reopens the doors of its workshops to all students. During all these weeks, ESDi has worked to adapt its facilities to the new organizational and hygienic measures, always with the aim of protecting all its students, teaching and service staff.

With the arrival of July, and following the recommendations of the relevant authorities at all levels, the workshops can be used by students of the Undergraduate Degree in Design. As has already been done by the students of the HNCs, who by regulation could start using them a few weeks earlier, an appointment must be made before going to the workshops to have an access control:

–         Graphic and Audiovisual Design Area:  mdenadal@esdi.edu.es – Ext. Phone 227

–          Fashion Area: moda@esdi.edu.es – Ext. Phone 235/236

–          Product and Interior Design Area: imerino@esdi.edu.es – Ext. Phone 228

–          Design Management Area: eruiz@esdi.edu.es – Ext. Phone 244

The opening hours of the workshops are from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm throughout July. Masks are compulsory within the facilities. Consult the document with the protocol for the return of the face-to-face academic activities (download).

April 2nd, 2020

After almost a month, the Covid-19 health crisis has changed our lives. The coronavirus crisis has created an unprecedented and unforeseen situation that has led us to reconsider our day to day, in all personal and professional fields, and logically for us, especially within ESDi.

The Covid-19 crisis caused an acceleration of unimaginable events: from day to day, from hour to hour. Between disbelief, fear and surprise, the annulments of events in our cities happened, classes on campus were suspended, our facilities were closed and the confinement began for all of us, except for those who provide essential services.

Everything has happened so fast that each one of us has had to adapt, questioning his way of acting, being proactive and creative in order, despite all the difficulties, to continue. Each of us can see the changes that the Covid-19 is introducing in our day to day lives: there will be a new beginning after the Covid-19. This March 2020 has involved major social and mental changes, individually, collectively, personally and professionally.

ESDi reacted quickly to this unbelievable situation implementing a system to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. The classes were adapted to the online format and the methodology was readjusted to ensure that students academically succeed in this scenario. A new section was created on the ESDi website to inform our community of government and health decisions that affected all of us.

The methodology, study trips, continuous evaluation, activities… ESDi has to reinvent itself.

Likewise, in a paradoxical way, this forced distance has created a feeling of empathy and community: with our family, friends, neighbors, the most exposed health professionals, citizens… Also, obviously, within ESDi.

The paradoxes seem to multiply: isolated but supportive, alone but together, confined but socially active.

ESDi community have taken many initiatives that we want to share: the involvement of all teachers, students, teaching collaborators, staff to ensure continuity in learning, sustained and tireless support of the e-learning team, the international team that has ensured the safety of students abroad and foreign students in our city, and also to the students who with their support maintain the strength of our online learning. A growing feeling of belonging to our community has helped us to overcome this sad situation.

ESDi has opted to maintain a community that embraces and promotes creativity through its insidethecube initiative, whose activity to make protective masks from home was published by the media.

Each one, in their own way, tries to adapt to this situation and continue with their lives.

Uncertainty regarding the end of the academic year is difficult for the entire community: students, teachers and collaborators. Confinement and uncertainty cause a lot of stress and dissatisfaction. Therefore, the management of the School, given its responsibility and commitment to the entire ESDi community, announced a readjustment in the academic calendar. The objective of this is to protect the interests of the students in their acquisition of knowledge. We will continue to pay attention to the guidelines of the health authorities and we will work so that each student reaches all the competencies that the curriculum requires.

We appreciate your effort to face this unprecedented period in our lives, respecting sanitary measures, taking care of ourselves and our loved ones, and maintaining the spirit of solidarity. Values ​​that will allow us to overcome this situation and win the battle, have no doubt, to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Collaborate decisively in recovering the path of social progress and economic eco-friendly development. A great job in which designers have a lot to contribute.

March 16, 2020

ESDi-URL establishes teleworking in its face-to-face services at the University and restricts access to all facilities.

Dear all,

Following the declaration of the alarm status issued by the Spanish Government on Saturday, March 14, the FUNDIT Board of Directors has continued the measures published on Thursday, March 12 (suspend classroom activities and continue or academic activities via online). ESDI-URL has generalized teleworking in its educational, administrative and technical services until March 30.

The training activity will continue in non-classroom mode, a measure published on Thursday, March 12. Last Friday March 13th, the research department and the fields of specialization and design application adapted the continuity of the studies online, always taking into account to assure the correct academic development of the students. The staff, PDI and PAS, will carry out their services online, to preserve their health and prevent exposure to COVID-19, without prejudice to the necessary presence of critical services.

Access to ESDi-URL installations is restricted. Any person who is not authorized to access the building requires the prior authorization of the FUNDIT Board of Directors.

We appreciate the collaboration, predisposition and support from ESDi community, students, PDI and PAS, given the exceptional circumstances we are living.  Thanks to them, we are able to continue our educational services online. We appreciate their positive reaction to help to create a calm and positive environment.

March 12, 2020

ESDi-URL approves the suspension of all teaching and curricular activities in presence

The Decree of the President of Generalitat published on March 12, 2020 establishes new measures for the containment of the COVID-19 virus on the whole territory of Catalonia and provides specific actions for our Region. 

The agreement approves the suspension of all teaching and curricular activities in presence until April 3, 2020. ESDi’s facilities will remain closed from March 16, until April 3, both days included. Teaching and curricular activities will be provided in a distance learning mode. All events are still suspended.

ESDi intends to guarantee all services that ensure the functioning of all services are running regularly by online channels, and to further enhance the use of telematic tools for all compatible work activities, in order to limit movement of people.

March 11, 2020

Action protocol for the containment of the COVID-19 virus

We inform you that ESDi Higher School of Design is constantly monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease and following the guidelines of the academic and healthcare authorities. In this regard, the URL (Ramon Llull University) has created a Monitoring Committee of the COVID-19 where all the institutions of the URL are represented.

You can consult the official communications of the Ramon Llull University in the following link: https://www.url.edu/en/press/news/institutional/2020/information-about-coronavirus.

Action protocol and communication channels:

An action protocol has been defined by ESDi, it is available for consultation in the following link.

There is an email through which all members of the ESDi Community can send their questions: health@esdi.edu.es

Any information related to COVID-19 that may affect members of the ESDi Community will be posted on this website and the official communication channels of the school.

We recommend that members of the ESDi Community follow the guidelines of the Public Health authorities and stay tuned for updated information through these links:

Spain / Catalonia:

European and global area:

ESDi is maintaining its academic activity. In the event of any change, it will be communicated through the official communication channels of the school.

If any member of the ESDi Community has symptoms such as general malaise, cough, fever or shortness of breath, it is necessary to stay home and call 061, reporting the circumstance of having traveled to risk areas or being in contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19.

You can see more information in this video of the World Health Organization:

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Why do we celebrate women’s day? https://esdi.es/en/why-do-we-celebrate-womens-day Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:47:18 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=31924 In 1975, the UN declared March 8 as International Women’s Day. A step forward in the recognition of our rights and our aspiration for equality...

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In 1975, the UN declared March 8 as International Women’s Day. A step forward in the recognition of our rights and our aspiration for equality between men and women that, in the 20th year of the 21st century, remains unsolved.

In the official document, the UN justified this statement because it was necessary to dedicate the day “to those ordinary women as artisans of history who had fought in a plurisecular way to participate in society on an equal footing with men.” And this affirmation implied the recognition of centuries of struggle of women who had been limited by a patriarchal structures that suffocated them and in which they had no right either to education, to opinion, or to vote, or to manage. Their submission and silence were synonymous of virtue, in a community where women had much less life expectancy as a result of birth deliveries in very poor sanitary conditions and endured abuse.

These circumstances are what led Western women to raise their voices and for this they took advantage of the social revolts caused during the great revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to question a system that suffocated them twice: as citizens of a stifling social structure and because of their status as women. In this way, in the middle of the French Revolution, Thèroigne de Mèricourt, was in charge of preparing the first feminist emancipatory document: the Declaration of the Rights of women and citizens, in 1771. This first writing placed women in a position of absolute equality and vindicates the presence of women in the Declaration of the Rights of Man. However, their fellow revolutionaries did not give them such a possibility and the manifesto was soon removed. Men did not dare to guarantee the aspirations of their partners.

It was a little later, with the labor movements that emerged from industrialization, when women began to fearlessly claim their rights and express their concerns as workers. Thus, in 1848 the Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, gathered hundreds of people at the first national convention for women’s rights in the United States. Both maintained before the crowd that “all men and women are created equal” and demanded civil, social, political and religious rights for the group. Once again, the response to these manifestations was mockery and rejection, but they marked the beginning of a true uprising that has not stopped yet.

 Thus, on March 8, 1875, 15,000 women demonstrated in New York city to protest against the working conditions of textile companies, and claimed less hours of work, better wages and the right to vote. This was the first mass demonstration of women, violently suffocated by the authorities, who managed to maintain the female marches for a while. Until November 1909, such a concentration was not called again. It occurred during the Strike of the shirts or uprising of 20,000, led by Clara Lembich, who again gave meaning to the struggle of women.

A year later, the Socialist Party of America declared National Women’s Day, which was celebrated for the first time in the United States on the 28th day of February.

In that context, two women will be the promoters of International Women’s Day, Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg. They managed to bring together 100 women from 17 countries in Copenhagen at the International Conference of Working Women. These women requested the worldwide implantation of feminine and universal suffrage. International law did not recognize this right until 1948, during the meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission. They also proposeed to celebrate a women’s day in order to repeatedly claim these rights.

A year later, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated, on March 19, 1911, with the gathering of more than one million people in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work for women, vocational training and non-discrimination at work was demanded.

Days later, on March 25, 1911, the saddest episode of this struggle took place: 123 female workers and 23 male workers died burned in New York city at the Shirtwaist factory. They were locked in the building when it began to burn and had no chance of leaving it. All and all were immigrants and were under 23 years old. This episode made the feminist movement a fact and the demand for gender parity began to expand from a Universal point of view. It was the beginning of the movements for equality of all the people who associateed with these first feminists.

Today, in  March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day, as a day that pretends to remind us of all these episodes, and also to be aware that the fight is not over. The UN publishes alarming data regarding unequal opportunities for men and women:

– 2.7 billion women cannot access the same work options as men. Our motherhood is still a labor and social limitation and we are still the first caregivers of our elders.

– In 2019, less than 25% of parliamentarians were women. And only 15% of university professors were female professors, although 65% of university graduates were women.

– One in three women continues to suffer gender violence. In 2019, in Spain, 55 sexist murders were committed and complaints of rape increased by 22.5%.

– Of the 500 people in executive management positions that lead the companies with the highest income in the world, less than 7% are women.

– And until 2086 the wage gap will not close if the current trend is not counteracted.

These figures show the distance between men and women, between masculine and feminine … Because even though it is true that as a society we have been able to generate more open and tolerant discourses, equality continues to be an aspiration .

As long as machismo continues to seep into our structures and being a woman continues to be a matter of discrimination, harassment or bad treatment, we must not give up: let every day be March 8 so that we do not forget that the equality, for everyone, is a fundamental right!

Dr. Encarna Ruiz Molina

Department of Design Theory and Analysis

ESDi

(Poster designed by student Sandra Larrosa, 2nd year in Graphic Design)

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Natàlia Llauradó wins the contest of New Creators of Pasarela 948 in Navarra https://esdi.es/en/natalia-llaurado-wins-the-contest-of-new-creators-of-pasarela-948-in-navarra Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:56:18 +0000 https://esdi.es/?p=31731 Last Friday, February 7, the final of the third edition of the New Fashion Creators contest was held at the Palacio de Congresos Baluarte in...

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Last Friday, February 7, the final of the third edition of the New Fashion Creators contest was held at the Palacio de Congresos Baluarte in Pamplona (Navarra), within the framework of Pasarela 948. Graduates of ESDi in Fashion Design Natàlia Llauradó and Ricard Agut paraded with their end of degree collections, after being selected as finalists of the national competition.

Natàlia Llauradó was proclaimed the national winner and awarded with a prize endowed with 1.000 € and the possibility of parading in the next edition of Pasarela 948. This edition, the contest had the presence of designers such as Ion Fiz, Ulises Mérida or Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada. Natàlia’s collection “TOURM-A-LINE” is inspired by the effects that some minerals exert on the body, and convinced the jury, formed by Modesto Lomba (Devota & Lomba), president of the Association of Fashion Creators of Spain (ACME); fashion designers Hannibal Laguna, Alvaro Castejón (Alvarno), Juan Duyos, and RTVE.es fashion editor Rafael Muñoz.

In “TOURM-A-LINE” white and blue colors predominate, using metallic complements that represent this relationship with minerals. The pieces are made of natural fabrics, such as silk organza and cotton twill. For his designs, he took as reference the properties that minerals can show: contrast of transparencies with opaque pieces, matt and gloss, volume and stiffness and straight lines.

Ricard Agut also paraded with his men’s collection “Mala Sang”, which focuses on the concept of creative evil. It relates this concept to a film project called “The Legionnaire and the Mona”, by Francisco Javier Gómez Pinteño. A story in which the author wants to reflect the malice of the human being entering into a drama framed in a Spanish colony in North Africa during the thirties of the twentieth century. In this way, “Mala Sang” intends to capture the darkest part of the human being on clothes, with a collection of male tailoring full of straight and structured pieces inspired by the historical period and the men’s costumes of the time of the named film.

Don’t miss Natàlia Llauradó interview at Radio Sabadell.

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