Graphic Design as Cultural Object: History, heritage and mediation in the digital age

12 Febbraio 2018


22.02.2018 / 10am-5pm
Università Iuav di Venezia
Palazzo Badoer, Calle della Lacca, 2468
San Polo, Venice

A one-day international conference about graphic design as a cultural object in the digital age. Focusing on and departing from graphic design, this event aims to open space for a broader discussion of the opportunities and challenges opened up by the digital, drawing from several disciplines including design history, digital history and humanities, communication sciences, museum studies, archival studies, and interaction design.

The conference is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) and aims to respond to its motto, “Our Heritage. Where the past meets the future”

Speakers: Letizia Bollini (Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca), Sue Breakell (University of Brighton Design Archives), Maddalena Dalla Mura (gruppo di ricerca Design e Museologia, Università Iuav di Venezia), Simona De Iulio (Université de Lille), Yves Jeanneret (Paris Sorbonne, University – Gripic), Fabiola Leone (Université de Lille-laboratoire GERiiCO / Scuola di dottorato, Università Iuav di Venezia), Trilce Navarrete (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Raimonda Riccini (Università Iuav di Venezia), Cécile Tardy (Université de Lille), Carlo Vinti (Scuola di Architettura e Design “E. Vittoria”, Università di Camerino).

The conference is mainly in English and French.

Registration is free via

Program and information

The conference is a conjunct initiative of
- School of Doctorate Studies (Design Sciences program)
and Design and Museology research group of the Università Iuav di Venezia
- Université de Lille-laboratoire GERiiCO

With the support of
- Ecole doctorale SHS-Lille Nord de France
- Dipartimento di Progettazione e pianificazione in ambienti complessi, Università Iuav di Venezia

In collaboration with
- AIAP – Associazione italiana Progettazione per la comunicazione visiva
- AIS/Design – Associazione italiana Storici del design
- Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce, Treviso (Polo Museale del Veneto)*

* On 23.02 the Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce, Treviso, will offer a special visit to its exhibition.
Booking required at the registration desk on the day of the conference (only 20 places available)



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MD Material Design
ISSN 2239-6063

edited by
Alfonso Acocella