Y_Desenhar Portugal Exhibition

united by shared an incredible branding, graphic design and visual identity project for the Y_Desenhar Portugal exhibition, an expo of Portuguese Design based on the conviction that Design schools are existential laboratories and observatories focused on the technology, sociology and aesthetics of Design, which demonstrate the diversity of perspectives and values in Design teaching. 

The invitation sent out to schools to take part in a critical Design exhibition, selecting projects carried out in the previous three years, led to a collection of 142 projects that showcase the ever-increasing variety of Design discussions and concerns. They seem to want to expand to fit knowledge, which leads to the creation of a veritable x-ray of the kind of Design that is taught and fostered in Portugal, as an expression of local consciousness and involvement.

"In our observation of the radicals of Design we find design that is divided between a particular designer, an intention (to change) and technical means (to represent it). That is why we designed the exhibition as a “Y”, which has three converging lines: the lines of authorship, the program and the technology; but also, because “Y” identifies the generation celebrated in this biennial." - Francisco Providência

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  • Client: Porto Design Biennale
  • Year: 2019
  • Designers: André Covas, André Duarte, Cristóvão Fernandes, Francisco Seisdedos, Joana Borges, Liliana Fontoura, Miguel Palmeiro, Pedro Martins, Pedro Sousa, Sofia Silva
  • Curators: Francisco Providência, Joana Quental, Rui Costa
  • Organised by: Esad-Idea
  • Venue: Galeria Municipal de Matosinhos
  • Photos: Inês D'Orey, united by
  • Studio: united by​​​​​​

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