Welcome to Our Latino Design Histories Series!

In 2021, AIGA Baltimore and the Society of Design Arts (SoDA) will be hosting 4 virtual events created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design. Thank you to SoDa member, Raquel Castedo, AIGA Unidos, Stevenson University, and the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre for partnering with us on these events.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 18 at 4 pm EST

Virtual

Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA) and AIGA Baltimore for this online talk by design historians Livia Rezende and Patricia Lara-Betancourt, co-editors of the volume Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean, a special issue of the Journal of Design History (Oxford University Press, 2019).

They will discuss what happens when researchers foreground Latin American and Caribbean agency in design, a proposition that underpins the edition. Guided by this challenge, they propose a new approach to the discourse on Latin American and Caribbean design and consider ways to decolonize and globalize the study of design history in and from that region.

Thank you to AIGA UnidosStevenson University, and the Design History Society for partnering with us on this event.

 

Past Program Recordings

On May 22, 2021, AIGA Baltimore and the Society of Design Arts (SoDA) held this online talk by Rafael Cardoso that attracted guests from 11 different countries. AIGA Baltimore and SoDA member Raquel Castedo moderated the event, part of a virtual series created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design. 

As one of the leading historians of modern art and design in Brazil, Cardoso has authored numerous books and essays and curated major museum exhibitions. In his new book Modernity in Black and White, he provides a groundbreaking account of modern art and modernism in Brazil. 

Thank you to AIGA Unidos, Stevenson University, the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, and Blucher for partnering with us.

Recordings in English, Portuguese and Spanish:

English > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MERnDiKYJc
Portuguese > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhf7jba9WAM
Spanish > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_IP9rUadVc

Check out the digital libraries referenced by Rafael Cardoso:

Hemeroteca Digital Brasileira
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI, Ibero-American Institute)

Credits 

Rafael Cardoso | Presenter
Raquel Castedo | SoDA and AIGA Baltimore Program Leader and Moderator
Valerie Anderson | AIGA Baltimore Host and Co-Producer
Gerardo Herrera-Cortes | AIGA Baltimore Co-Producer
Natacha Poggio | AIGA Unidos Co-Producer

 

On July 29, 2021, AIGA Baltimore and the Society of Design Arts (SoDA) held this online talk by Wustavo Quiroga, a designer, cultural manager, institutional advisor, and researcher from Argentina. He is the president of the IDA Foundation (2013) in Buenos Aires. Quiroga shared his experience as the editor of the publication “Material Ideas. Argentine Art and Design in the 1960s.”

AIGA Baltimore and SoDA member Raquel Castedo moderated the event, part of a virtual series created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design.

Thank you to AIGA Unidos, Stevenson University, the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre for partnering with us.

Recordings in English and Spanish:

English > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MERnDiKYJc
Spanish > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_IP9rUadVc

Credits 

Wustavo Quiroga | Presenter
Raquel Castedo | SoDA and AIGA Baltimore Program Leader and Moderator
Gerardo Herrera-Cortes | AIGA Baltimore Host and Co-Producer
Frances Miller | AIGA Baltimore Co-Producer 

 

On September 30, 2021, AIGA Baltimore and the Society of Design Arts (SoDA) held this online talk by Nicole Cristi and Javiera Manzi, from Chile. The event was part of AIGA Unidos’ Hispanic Heritage Talks 2021.

Manzi and Cristi shared their research about the two of the most prolific graphic collectives during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1989): Agrupación de Plásticos Jóvenes (APJ) and Tallersol Cultural Center. The work of both groups was tackled from a perspective that focuses on the production process as a political practice, rather than only on the explicit political content of a graphic piece.

This presentation was be based on an article published by the authors in the Journal of Design History. It unravels a fragment of the history of the political posters in Chile that has been marginalized from design historical discourses and highlights a processual perspective for the study of the work of graphic activisms.

AIGA Baltimore and SoDA member Raquel Castedo moderated the event, part of a virtual series created to promote the rich and plural histories of Latin American production in design.

Recordings in English and Spanish:

English > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MERnDiKYJc
Spanish > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_IP9rUadVc

Credits 

Nicole Cristi and Javiera Manzi | Presenters
Raquel Castedo | SoDA and AIGA Baltimore Program Leader and Moderator
Frances Miller | AIGA Baltimore Co-Producer
Natacha Poggio | AIGA Unidos Co-Producer

Fun fact: The typefaces we used for the event’s visual identity were created by Latin American Type Designers. Inge was designed by Fernanda Cozzi from 🇦🇷 Argentina and Anguita Sans was designed by Sofia Mohr from 🇧🇷 Brazil.