Material Designers: Materials and culture

27 Oct 22 — 11 Nov 22
Location Elisava
Schedule Monday to Friday
8.00am – 10.00pm

The exhibition ‘Materials and culture, new territories, new aesthetics and new rituals’ explores the attitudes towards cultural challenges that have the material as a protagonist. In these new challenges, the material takes over new designs looking for its more social and cultural perspective.

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

The award-winning project ‘Entre Redes’ by Amalia Puga incorporates the redeira craftswomen of the fishing village of A Guarda, promoting collaborative work among women in order to revalue and give life to craftsmanship.

Claudia López presents in ‘Gum Stool’, the reinterpretation of an 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.

‘Revivir’ by Laura Badía is 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 with the involvement of the Saharawi society.

Finally, Benedikt Peirotén questions in his piece ‘LOS VAGABUNDOS STOOL’ the waste management system and Juan Pérez in ‘Forgotten Matter’ explores how, by dwelling on habits through attentive observation, we are aware of their totality and that allows us to make them visible as matter.