An opportunity to revitalise local trade with the contributions of young talent in the creative industries.



Education centres in the field of creative industries and Barcelona’s local shopping areas have joined forces in the “Dissenyem comerç” programme to promote local commerce in the city.

Design, visual arts, architecture and audiovisuals are areas that have great transformative power. Students from these disciplines will work together with the city’s commercial network to draw up proposals for reactivating and boosting neighbourhood commerce. A cross-cutting and innovative vision to tackle the challenges of the current times. 

The first work team is made up of the Elisava school and the Sants-Les Corts shopping district. The second brought together students from Acid House with the Poblenou shopping district. In the third, the LCI centre has worked with the Torrijos-Botigues Abaceria hub, in Gràcia. The UPC’s MBDesign has worked with the Network of Diverse Retailers, Eina with the Sarrià Hub, Idem with the Rambleta in Nou Barris and Elisava with Sagrera Activa, a traders’ association.

"Durant el curs 2021-2022 s’hi han sumat 4 nous centres i 4 eixos comercials: BAU ha treballat amb el Cor d’Horta, Escola Massana amb Born Comerç, IED amb l’eix Passeig de Gràcia i ESDAPC amb Fabra Centre. "


Are you an educational centre in the design field and would you like to participate? Write an email to isabel.aparici@barcelonactiva.cat


“Dissenyem comerç” is a project promoted by the Councillor’s Office for Tourism and Creative Industries together with the Councillor’s Office for Commerce, Markets, Internal Regulations and Tax and promoted by the Barcelona Design Hub and Barcelona Activa.