today I gave a talk to the students of Visual Comunication and Design in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I started with this article and then show pictures of cris jordan. them I moved to ecodesign telling my personal evolution has a designer with stories were I found trash designed by me and how I now approach to design with considerations for the environmental impacts during the lifecycle of a product. Rio de Janeiro, has all the big cities, still make today the worst examples on how our daily live cause huge damage to other species that we share the same round planet.
martin fue a presentar l’hort a open walls conference en barcelona :)
ops, think I’ve forgot to tell you :p this afternoon I’ll be speaker on Culture|Futures: Transições para uma Era Ecológica.
I’m here in são paulo invited by the spanish cultural center in SP and last week we had a fantastic workshop. check here some fotos.
having a great time, the food is familiar, culture and language too but the most amazing was see this tropical climate up-cycling all this nature, vegetables and people.
kirsten from faircompanies made this videos from the refarm the city project, have a look and don’t make funny of my english and spanish :p
ok, see you soon in tarragona and them madrid ;)
last week I went to madrid to give a talk in CSIC
it’s strange thinking how to explain the re:farm project to anthropologist and sociologists. but it went well:) I gave a brief description about what is the re:farm project, which tools do we use, how are the nodes build and organized and in which stage are we on the development of the tools. lot’s of questions, many of them I’ve never thought about it before :) it’s great to have someone completely out of our field of study to review and give different perspectives.
but before I went to the talk I had a meeting with manuela from matadero and here comes the great news: re:farm will have a residency on their “el ranchito” program. more news soon ;)
refarm the city will participate in a public discussion about sustainable food strategies. the focus will be on the use of new methods and technologies to understand the relations between modern reality of food production and both, natural and social environments, as well as providing alternative ideas. get online 20th of March, Saturday, from 16.00 till 18.00 CET into the Electro Smog Festival