Last night, we social designers occupants, presented our projects funded by Baltan Laboratories to different people in the field, including local and international non-profit organisations. The event took place in Kelderman en van Noort, an architectural treasure in Strijp-S in Eindhoven city.
In no other spirits than happiness and excitement, I got to shared about my social residency intergenerational project part of my film documentary currently in development (LIFE IS A ) CULTURAL THREAD, and the social and cultural layers in it to shed light to textile designers using alternative methods to bring them to life.
Entrepreneur Monica Flores Moreno owner of Turasnu clothing boutique in Maastricht in the Netherlands, works directly with indigenous Mexican women, families and communities in, or from Chiapas and Oaxaca in Mexico, who are involved in the tradition of textile making with alternative approaches since long. The importance of intergenerational collaboration, how to address environmental issues in the textile making process, as men supporting women in art, and other women working together with women designers and entrepreneurs, are also part of this full of live narrative.
For the next few months I’ll be in full mode conducting further research as on how the designing of garments end up affecting our daily lives, how circularity works, and on thermo-mechanical processes used in the reuse of yarns.
More stories are on the way!
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