Can we conservate to innovate and can forgotten issues become a present for our future? A series of talks will highlight a number of themes – Methods of doing, Methods of making, Methods of informing, Methods of living – with a focus on how good ideas can transit into solutions for sensible and sustainable future living. A number of international guests will speak about inspiring cases that we can learn from.
Talk and Discussion:
Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 19:00: Fernando Laposse, mexican product and material designer
→ methods of living: how did communities and cooperations work, what materials were available and how can we deal with that nowadays in design?
Speaker: Fernando Laposse, Mexican product and material designer Fernando Laposse grew up with the community of Tonahuixtla, a small village of farmers and herders. With the support of CIMMYT – the world’s largest corn seed bank – native seeds were reintroduced in the impoverished village. They returned to traditional agriculture but also preservation of biodiversity for future food was secured, and they managed to introduce a new veneer material made with husks of heirloom Mexican corn.