Materials and culture, how we can face cultural challenges through material

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Hour: Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Place: Biblioteca Enric Bricall de Elisava
Project ‘Gum Stool’ by Claudia López

5 students star with their materials projects in the new exhibition of Materials Designers, at the Elisava Library

This will be the third show in the Materials Narratives cycle of exhibitions entitled "Materials and culture, new territories, new aesthetics and new rituals", an exploration of attitudes towards cultural challenges that have material as the protagonist. In these new challenges, the material takes over new designs seeking its most social and cultural perspective.

Amalia Puga, Laura Badía, Claudia López, Benedikt Dietz and Juan Peréz are the 5 students who participate in this exhibition with projects that have been developed in the Degree in Design or in the Master’s Degree in Design Through New Materials.

The award-winning project 'Entre Redes', by Amalia Puga, can be seen (and touched) at this show. A creative process that incorporated the ‘redeiras’ of the fishing village A Guarda, promoting collaborative work between women in order to revalue and give life to crafts.

You can also discover ‘Revivir’ by Laura Badía, a project that seeks to give a second chance to materials that we currently see as waste, transforming them into small pieces full of personality, color and life that together create outdoor spaces full of vitality and that had the involvement of Sahrawi society.

Another of the projects that can be seen will be the one from Claudia López, ‘Gum Stool’ is the reinterpretation of everyday furniture in a tactile experience. A stool that uses giant latex balloons as a souvenir of children's parties. Each one is filled with different materials, creating different textures and sensations.

Benedikt Dietz tells us how, when he arrived in Barcelona, he noticed people with shopping carts that collect metal and then sell it in junk shops for a few cents, avoiding current municipal recycling systems. Benedikt questions in ‘LOS VAGABUNDOS STOOL’ the waste management system.

And finally, Juan Pérez in ‘Forgotten Matten’ explores how by dwelling on habits through attentive observation, we are aware of their totality and this allows us to make them visible as matter. By understanding them as matter we can work with them and in them.

All these creations can be seen and touched exclusively in Elisava's Enric Bricall Library. Visiting hours are from Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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Project ‘Entre Redes’ by Amalia Puga
Project ‘Revivir’ by Laura Badía
Project ‘LOS VAGABUNDOS STOOL’ by Benedikt Dietz