Alex Dobaño

Position: 
Founder and Creative Director of Avanti-Avanti Studio.

Alex is the founder and Creative Director of Avanti-Avanti Studio, a Strategies Consultant for “Design for All” and a designer of “Wayfinding “ ( systems of orientation and signage).

 

He is also the Spokesperson for Design for All in the Official College of Designers of Catalunya , a Patron of the Design for All Foundation and the Founder and co-editor of the magazine www.holadesignforall.com.

Alex shares his knowledge about Design for All by giving workshops and also by speaking at International Conferences, Schools of Design and Universities.

Avanti-Avanti, the Agency that he directs together with Elvira Muñoz is a cross sector strategic design company with more than twenty years experience. The Agency assists their own clients and other design companies to connect with their present and potential customers. Always bearing in mind their diversity, needs and expectations.

Critical design thinking is what drives Alex and his collaborators forward to offer practical ways of looking for sustainability in each project and helping to build a more liveable, equitable and viable world.

 

KEYSTONE PROJECTS

Design for All Strategies

Catalonia in Venice Pavillion

( Interrnational Exhibition of Art- La Biennale di Venezia)

Plan of Design for All- Creative. Graphics. Museography. Universal Accessibility

2017

CCCB (Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona)

Design for All plan. Design instructions for all the exhibitions. Universal Access.

2019

Garrotxa Tourism

Plan for improving and investing in Design for All

2018

Centre of Art of the Reina Sofía Museum

Plan for improving and investing in Design for All

2014

 

“WAYFINDING” DESIGN

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Orientation System. Signage. Management and Maintenance

2014- present day

Plan for general and pedestrian tourist signs for Madrid

Design for All

2018

Macaya Palace ( Social Work La Caixa)

2016

Headquarters of the Sants-Montjuic District (Barcelona Council)

Orientation System. Signage. Accessible Communication

2016

Design Hub Barcelona

Orientation system. Signage

2014

MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona

Orientation system. Signage

2012

Picasso Museum Barcelona

Orientation system. Signage

2010

Caixaforum Girona (Social Work La Caixa)

Orientation system. Signage

2014

EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Barcelona Council

“Creativity and Graphic design available for All” A course for the departments of Communication.

Barcelona 2018- present day

CCCB ( Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona)

“ Introduction to the guide lines of Design for All” Educational programme for employees : 1 Communication. 2 Editorial content 3Museography 4 Public, 5 Programming

Barcelona 2017- present day

Joan Miró Foundation (Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona )

“ Designing of exhibitions for All” in the Miró Foundation. Design for All workshops: 1 Developing new audiences 2 Museography

Barcelona 2018

UPF, Masters in Design and Production of exhibition spaces (Pompeo Fabra University)

A Design for All workshop for exhibition spaces

Barcelona 2015- present day

Universal Design in Norway

Design for All Communication in the Society of Diversity Conference

Oslo 2016

Postgraduate Course of Global Design for the IED ( European Design Institute

Design for All workshop for exhibition spaces

Barcelona 2016

Oviedo Council

Tourism for All in order to connect with new markets

Course for Tourism companies.

Oviedo 2018

CCMEX ( Cultural Centre of Spain in Mexico)

Design for All course: 1 Communication 2 Editorial Content. 3 Museography, 4 Audience 5 Programming

Network of the museums of Mexico City. Mexico City

2014

 

PUBLICATIONS www.holadesignforall,com

Digital magazine featuring interviews with Design for All experts

Key to Design for All in communication in Catalunya- Monograph of CODGC ( Graphical Design College of Catalunya

In preparation

Manual of accessibility and Inclusion in Museums and places of Natural and Cultural Heritage. Publisher: Trea.

¿ Museums for All?

Monograph of the E- magazine “Miradas desde la Copa”

Vic University http://issuu.com/santosmmateos/docs/miradas 04

Sign Language

Complete Typography of the sign alphabet of Spanish sign language (LSE) and Catalan sign language (LSC)