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Designer/Artisan: “The Process of Working Ethically with Traditional Communities”
March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Presented by: Nave Visiting Scholars Ana Paula Fuentes and Miriam Campos
About the event: Fuentes and Campos will be discussing the dynamic relationship between design and traditional communities. They will discuss how the process of designing garments and textiles developed for the market can support individual artisan creativity, community identity and cultural sustainability.
About the presenters: Miriam Campos is a third-generation embroidery artist from San Antonino Castillo Velasco in Oaxaca. She and her family are known for their signature designs and colorful floral embroidery that can be seen in traditional clothing. Miriam’s mother Reyna Cornelio, grandmother Virginia S.nchez, and all her aunts are established designers and embroiderers of this craft. Miriam has exhibited in museums nationally and internationally including the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Oaxaca, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
Ana Paula Fuentes is a cultural photographer and social designer from Mexico City. She currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has specialized in Mexican culture and traditions for the past 16 years. She is interested in the world of textiles, travel, and cultural outreach and uses her creativity and passion for furthering her professional career. Her photography focuses on telling stories that exhibit both beauty and truth while also weaving connections between foreign partners and locals, emphasizing cultural sensitivity and respect.
This discussion is in conjunction with the exhibition: Intercambios: Art, Stories & Communidad at the Gallery of Design School of Human Ecology and made possible with the support of the Center for Design and Material Culture and LACIS.