FAD is the 100-year-old promotional board driving the city's active design culture, in charge of dishing out design and architecture awards and grants and promoting its artists to Spain and the rest of the world. Its headquarters, easily identifiable by the huge steel letters spelling its name outside the main entrance, are in a converted Gothic convent opposite the MACBA, and continuous exhibitions are held in the exposed brick nave. These range from the winners of their various competitions to more didactic shows -- such as pirating in the design world -- to everyday, utilitarian objects from around the world. Fun stuff includes the Tallers Oberts (open workshops), where artisans of the Raval show their work to the public, and mercadillos, where young designers sell their wares at cut prices.