By Michael Mueller
Founded in 1903, Catalan design association Foment de les Arts i el Disseny (FAD) is dedicated to fomenting Catalunya’s creative community and also more broadly to exploring design as the creative solution to humanity’s problems. The non-profit conducts its mission through its various member associations: ADI-FAD (industrial design), ADG-FAD (graphic design and visual communication), ARQUIN-FAD (architecture and interior design), A-FAD (art, craft and goldsmithing) and MODA-FAD (fashion).
Five years ago, FAD launched FADfest, a week-long celebration of Catalunya’s creativity across all of its disciplines. This year, the central collective exhibition Fora de lloc (“Misplaced”) will be complemented by other shows as well as talks, tours and the awards ceremony for the prestigious Premis FAD taking place on July 2nd. The proceedings kick off with a conference on June 29th at 7pm by London design studio Glithero followed by exhibition opening and party at Disseny Hub.