VISIONS BY PEOPLE ABOUT MATERIAL CULTURES is a knowledge platform with a biannual magazine that addresses the different perspectives on materiality and material cultures from a critical and speculative research focus. It aims at generating awareness through materials beyond their physical properties and at considering materials as a new entitled discipline emerging from a design context.

Materials are inevitably linked to the evolution of humanity: they award identity, build heritage, and project futures. We focus on this social impact and perception of materials and the importance of materials in activating and dynamizing cultures and socioeconomic systems.

With biannual presentations and participative performances by rising and consolidated designers, VISIONS BY magazine issues are conformed by a curated eclectic mix of articles, photographic essays, interviews and case studies, englobing the different forms of understanding and exercising the material in a design context.

VISIONS BY has been presented at international universities, educational institutions and cultural venues such as Harvard GSD (Boston), Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication (UAL, London), Institute for advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC, Barcelona), RMIT University Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), Pascual Bravo University in Medellín (Colombia), Museumsquartier Bern (Switzerland), Sónar+D (Barcelona), Rhode Island School of Design (EEUU), Victoria&Albert Museum (London), CCCB and DHUB (Barcleona), among others.

VISIONS BY has recently received a Jury Special Mention at the “Premis Ciutat de Barcelona 2023” (2023 City of Barcelona Awards) in the architecture, urbanism and design category.

Creative Director and Editor-in-chief: Saúl Baeza

Executive editor: Tai Sans

A project by: MAYBE

Publisher: Onomatopee

Promoter: Elisava Research

Designer: Oficina de Disseny (Diego Bustamante and Ariadna Serrahima)

Copyright: All rights reserved 2018 — 2024

Former Contributing editors: Victor Betriu, Ariadna Serrahima, Toni Navarro, Hans Laguna and Ruben Pater

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Barcelona, Spain
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