Oficina de Disseny, Baixada Viladecols n.3, baixos. 08002, Barcelona, (SP) — info@oficinadedisseny.net

For 8 years the studio has developed a deep interest in cultural knowledge and everything that evolves from it, such as long-term collaborations with artists, curators, editors, performers, musicians, record labels, art institutions, and universities.The main elements of our work are text, typography, and exploring the act of printing as an act of designing itself. We mainly focus on conceptualising and reflecting on what are the forms into which we organise and translate content. Ariadna and Diego began their creative partnership during the creation of L’Automàtica, a collective and independent print-shop in Barcelona.

An autonomous space where printing, learning, and experimenting is their main daily praxis. Both combine their professional activity with other projects related to academic research and publishing, focusing on new ways of understanding the processes of sharing knowledge, learning, and circulating different types of information. They have been part of the publication DINOU during the 15M movement in 2011, Barcelona.They created together with the illustrator MarcTorrent, MUNT, an experimental and ephemeral sound programme that was carried out in L’Automatica during 5 years. In 2016 they organised a Parallel School in Cali, Colombia, together with Katy Hetzeneder, a project that is part of an international collective that have been exploring new ways of understanding art education at the margins of the institutions. Together with Katharina Hetzeneder, we give a yearly workshop on publishing and printing, within the Editorial MA in Elisava led by Marc Panero.

Ariadna is a co-publisher of IF Publications and is currently a PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths University. Her work explores the intersection of practices that engage with the struggles of the local sphere, and impulses the circulation of critical knowledges, the production of oral, sonic and printed language within autonomous spaces for encounter and collective insurgent learnings.

Diego is currently developing a curating project for Hangar, a ‘close listening’ event that will take part in “Audioformal” program. The proposal explores the relationship of sound material within artistic production, establishing a dialogue with different artists, he encourages them to revisit their personal archives and unflod their stories behind its sonic astpects.