Presentation by Mexican designer Fernando Laposse

We are beyond excited to welcome Fernando Laposse to the island and learn from his experience. A product designer by trade, Fernando Laposse specializes in transforming natural materials into elegant design pieces, often working with under-utilized plant fibers traditional to Mexico such as sisal, loofah and corn leaves. His work is informed by research into these materials and their historical and cultural ties to a particular location and its people. Laposse often works with indigenous communities in his native Mexico to create local employment opportunities and raise awareness about the challenges they face in a globalizing world. Stay tuned for more information.

When: August, 2023

Presentation and coloring workshop by Nienke Hoogvliet

We have invited Nienke, founder of studio Nienke Hoogvliet, to shed her light on our research into coloring techniques with pigments from our farm. Since her studio was founded in 2013 they have a main focus on materials that can contribute to a more holistic world. The studio’s projects raise awareness of social and environmental problems in the textile, leather and food industry. By creating innovative alternatives they hope to change perspectives and systems. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet has been conducting research on natural seaweed dyes and coloring with herbs for years. The work of Studio Nienke Hoogvliet has been exhibited worldwide in institutions like Artipelag, Stockholm | Centre Pompidou, Parijs | Centraal Museum, Utrecht | Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York | Textielmuseum, Tilburg | Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Stay tuned for more details on how to join het workshops later this year.

When: December, 2023