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Developing an Interpretation Centre for Portuguese Design - CIDESP.PT

Branco, Vasco; Providência, Francisco; Barbosa, Helena; Dias, Nuno; Quental, Joana; Sousa, Álvaro; Gomes, Gonçalo; Pombo, Fátima; Semedo, Alice; Senra, Sandra; Mendonça, Rui;


Considering the lack of importance of the discipline in the Portuguese and international context, this paper aims to present and discuss a museological and museographic project that’s in its early stage and started to be developed concerned with Portuguese design history and design studies. The focus on the theme Portuguese design is justified by the extent of the heritage of communication artefacts, equipment and environment, presently dispersed about the country and at risk of disappearing into oblivion. The paper present’s an approach based in a new hermeneutical dimension which methodology will be centered on the study of the artefacts based on the ‘inverse design’ and it will be focused on the morphogenetic study, related with their importance next to the public sphere. Considering the specificity of Portuguese design history the paper refers’ some notes on this subject, giving some examples that can be considered as some starting references to proceed with the project. The results of this research it will be declined in augmented interactive representations regarding the importance of the personal narratives related with the selected artifacts. This project seeks to contribute to the minimization of the invisibility of design Portuguese knowledge and to be used as a model to other countries.


Palavras-chave: portuguese design history, inverse design, museography and museology of design,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0044

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Branco, Vasco; Providência, Francisco; Barbosa, Helena; Dias, Nuno; Quental, Joana; Sousa, Álvaro; Gomes, Gonçalo; Pombo, Fátima; Semedo, Alice; Senra, Sandra; Mendonça, Rui; "Developing an Interpretation Centre for Portuguese Design - CIDESP.PT", p. 327-332 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0044

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