entry: General Conditions
Love vs Power? Bio of the duo InfracçõesLUISA CODER
I approach design as a social, experimental and creative expression that forms a counterpoint to an increasingly oppressive and widespread day-to-day existence.
radical and individual constructions that go against a rationalism of a simply
economic nature, promoting the standardisation of characterless brands
sustained by good publicity strategies and marketing, through which: the “target
audience” is always the “happy victim.”
IADE EQUIPMENT DESIGN COURSE.
GUEST ASSISTANT TEACHER
COORDINATED THE AREAS OF:
VISUAL DESIGN III – 4th YEAR
VISUAL PRODUCTION DESIGN PROJECT- 3rd YEAR
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN – 2nd YEAR
COMMUNICATION DESIGN – 2nd YEAR
Invited to join the teaching staff at IADE when she finished her course, she taught as an assistant during the first years. In parallel, she opened her own studio, working in the areas of visual, product and interior design. She began producing authorial products for export (Spain and Holland).
In 1987, with José Russell, she founded the Infracções
group, working almost exclusively in furniture and lighting design, with
various forays into areas such as: jewellery design (including a movement that stripped
goldsmithing of its luxury nature and economic symbol), eco design (through
recycling pieces, subverting their initial functions), thematic design (including
anti-war and anti-brand themes etc. In 2009 she left IADE, devoting herself exclusively
to her design activities.
Interactions with the environment around us, as well as everyday perceptions and experiences, have an unconditional influence on us and these perceptions are present in both the most rationalist aspects and the most playful and experimental. On the more rational side, I aim for a durable aesthetic and a formal language better adapted to consumer demand but, in a constructed protest of rupture, I sometimes get the urge to break with certain design orthodoxies, go against the rational and monotonous mechanisms, where objects are standardised like a uniform, all the same, differenced only by their hierarchy.
SECOND YEAR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
WORKED IN MOROCCO AND ALGERIA ON A PROJECT FOR PRE-FABRICATED HOUSES IN DEVASTATED AREAS.
ATTENDED ESCOLA ANTÓNIO ARROIO
DESIGN COURSE AT ARCO
ATTENDED CONTACTO DIRECTO SCHOOL OF
In 1987, he started the INFRACÇÕES– Furniture and lighting design collective with Luísa Coder.
Research interests – academic and personal:
Type of globalisation underway, the power of
the media, the power of brands and consumerism.
1991 GALERIA ARTE PERIFÉRICA
1992 1º FÓRUM DESIGN QUALIDADE
1992 CENTRO CULTURAL DE S.LOURENÇO
1993 BARATA GALERIA - MÓVEIS PERDIDOS
1993 ALTAMIRA - PORTO
1993 GEORGETOWN PARK MALL – EXHIBITION OF PORTUGUESE PRODUCTS –WASHINGTON
1994 LISBOA DESIGN 94 - CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM
1994 LISBOA DESIGN 94 – MID DIMENSÃO
1995 GALERIA VANTAG – ANTI – MONTRA
1995 PARTICIPATIONS IN THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM CD ROM
UM PROJECTO CONTRA A DESERTIFICAÇÃO DA CULTURA
[A PROJECT AGAINST CULTURAL DESERTIFICATION]
1996 GALERIA VANTAG – BATMAN
1996 FIO DE PRUMO – DESIGN GLOBAL
1999 PRIMAVERA DO DESIGN IN BARCELONA
1999 EXPERIMENTAIS OU EXPERIMENTÁVEIS
OPENING OF EXPERIMENTA DESIGN – CONVENTO DO BEATO
1999 COEXISTÊNCIAS – PATRIARCAL DE LISBOA
2000 DESIGN 2000 – PALACIO GALVEIAS
2000 DISEÑO PORTUGUÊS – UN COMPROMISO CON LA INDUSTRIA - MADRID
2001 DESIGN FROM SINNE +5 PORTUGAL - BERLIN
2004 CASA LISBOA 2004 – DESIGN AMBIENTES
2006 MOUSSE - CONCEPT STORE
2006 RABIH HAGE EXHIBITION - LONDON
2009 MUSEU DO NEOREALISMO – FACTORY/MANUFACTORY
2010 GALERIA ARTICULA – DEBATE AND VIEWING OF THE SHORT FILM
GAZA – TRIBUTE TO THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
2010 GALERIA ARTHOBLER – BLOODCAST INSTALLATION – CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
2011 DESIGNARTE – A INFRACÇÃO – LISBON
2011 PARTICIPATION IN LIVRO SEM USO – EXPERIMENTA
2013 A LINHA DA VIZINHA – JASPER MORRISON
INFRACÇÕES – LUÍSA CODER/ JOSÉ RUSSELL