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April 5, 2015 - No Comments!

I will be showing new work at Ventura Lambrate 2015!

Hello!

I'm very excited to tell you that I will be showcasing the project I have been working on for the last couple of busy months in Chile at Ventura Lambrate 2015

Please stay tuned for more info on HATCH, a furniture and textiles collection that will be on display at the Minini Gallery between the 14 and 19 of april, as part of a super exciting show prepared with my lovely colleagues from All things in Between

See you in Milan!

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March 23, 2015 - No Comments!

Ciclo Textil UC – Charla

Imminent Body: inteligencia artificial y usabilidad en los textiles del futuro

Este jueves 26 de marzo tendré el honor de dar inicio al ciclo de charlas "Textiles Locales" en la escuela de Diseño UC con una presentación enfocada al diseño especulativo y el futuro de los materiales textiles según el estado actual de la tecnología y sus proyecciones, todo esto basado en mi proyecto de maestría en Textile Futures Imminent Body.

La charla es gratuita y abierta y están todos cordialmente invitados. Si quieren asegurar su cupo pueden hacerlo en este link

Agradezco al departamento de extensión de la escuela por el espacio y la difusión.

Nos vemos el jueves en la FADEU!

 

Imminent Body: artificial intelligence and usability in the textiles of the future

This upcoming Thursday 26 of march I'll have the honour to kick-start the cycle of talks "Local Textiles" at the Design school from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The presentation will have a focus on speculative design and it is an invitation to reflect on the future of textile materials according to the current state of technology and its projections, all based on my MA project for Textile Futures Imminent Body.

The talk is free and you are all cordially invited. If you would like to reserve a place you can do it in this link.

Thanks to the extension department of the school for the space and diffusion.

See you on Thursday at the FADEU

 

 

 

September 3, 2014 - No Comments!

Techno-animism on Mousse magazine 37

Mark Leckey, GreenScreenVegetables, 2011 on Mousse magazine 37

This is a very interesting article on Techno-animism. It was one of the sources of consultation when writing my critical text handed in earlier this year. If you are interested in learning about the topic and getting a more concrete perspective about it then I definitely recommend you to read it.

It is available in Italian and English HERE.

 

Este es un artículo muy interesante sobre Tecno animismo. Es una de las fuentes que consulté mientras escribí el texto crítico que entregué un poco antes este año. Si están interesados en saber algo más sobre el tema desde una perspectiva más concreta entonces definitivamente recomiendo leerlo.

Está disponible desde el sitio de Mousse en italiano e inglés ACÁ. 

July 2, 2014 - No Comments!

NEW PROJECT – Pulse by Nissan

Last year (2013) in May I had the chance to present this exciting project at Nissan Design Europe as part of the MA Textile Futures (now Material Futures) course. I wasn't able to upload it before because of the privacy agreement but finally here it is.

The name of the project was Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends and the idea was, as the name indicates, to explore the emerging behaviours and scenarios in cities that are now witnessing accelerated growth.

Fulfiling a personal fascination with spies I chose Moscow between three cities (Lagos, Nairobi and Moscow) and you can see the results here.

Enjoy!

 

El año pasado (2013) en mayo tuve la oportunidad de presentar este interesante proyecto en las oficinas de Nissan Design Europe como parte del MA Textile Futures (ahora Material Futures). No podía publicarlo antes por motivos de privacidad pero finalmente acá está.

El nombre del proyecto era Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends (Ciudades emergentes / Tendencias Emergentes) y la idea era, tal como el nombre lo indica, explorar los patrones de comportamiento y contextos emergentes en ciudades que presencian un crecimiento acelerado.

Satisfaciendo una fascinación personal con los espías escogí Moscú entre tres ciudades (Lagos, Nairobi y Moscú) y los resultados los pueden ver acá.

Espero lo disfruten.

June 30, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – 2057

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner. Extract from critical text handed in on May 2014

 

I used the two movies I consider to be more successful in terms of defining a specific year for the project.

It could not be less ​than 37 years but as 2014 + 37 = 2051 that sounds a bit weak or "too near". We are conditioned in a way to remember certain numbers better than others. According to Pythagoras' number theory both movies' years are masculine years (even). I decided for 2057 because seven (7) or Heptad is considered a perfect number. It also has among its names Fortune and Occasion "because it occurs casually and opportunely to everything".1

So, a little bit about the scenario in 2057 and the pieces I developed for the project:

What can happen with society if it is now forced to interact and understand things and devices in a different way?

How can textiles enable us to envision our ability to comprehend the boundaries and outcomes of the interaction between conscious materials and us? ​

The piece focuses its attention in materials now considered as objects and what is a device. The dialogue we will be able to have with materials that are no longer obedient executors of our will but a more autonomous entity that will demand different ways of handling and tools that suit this new nature in order to work with them.

 

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – TIMELINES

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – Secret Tumblr revealed!

And continuing with the Imminent Body fever I can now show you the secret repository I kept throughout the project.

I used it to store references and it tells a bit about the visual and aesthetic journey of the project. You can find a wide variety of references, from Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes' quotes to stunning images of Yohji Yamamoto or Hussein Chalayan's work.

It is here: imminentbody.tumblr.com . Please feel free to drop by and use the references you need or to add me as your Tumblr contact 😉

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

This is the book I handed in as part of the final material for MA Textile Futures.

The cover is made of 100% linen fabric, screenprinted at Central Saint Martins in London and it has the wonderful logo designed by Comunas Unidas for the project in bright white paste.

The font used is Australis and the white paper is Monadnock 118 gsm.

The two copies were printed and bound in London by myself and they include two folding timelines that I will soon upload as larger images for you to see them.

Thanks to Hugo Fleming and Cristian Lorca and to Imogen at the dye and print workshop in CSM.