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Giving shapes to a Colombian locality

How were these beautiful glass products made from vast amounts of Colombian mine waste material mixed with ubiquitous yet familiar materials, in collaboration with local community members? Simon Ballen, a young designer based in the Netherlands and his home country Colombia, will talk about the “Suelo Orfebre” project (exhibited for the first time in Japan) as well as his other on-going initiatives.
*Japanese/English consecutive interpretation available

Date:
Thuesday, 2 August 2022 19:00〜20:30

Venue:
MUJI GINZA 6F MUJI HOTEL GINZA WA

Capacity:
15-20 participants (and streaming online)

Speaker:
Simon Ballen Botero

Moderator:
Kaoru Tashiro**Japanese/English consecutive interpretation available

How to watch:
Please watch from ATELIER MUJI GINZA Official YouTube

Speaker|Simon Ballen Botero

Simón works in collaboration with different artisans, craftsmen and communities, using design as a tool for critical discourse and empowerment. His work focuses on the use of local resources and local materials to create sustainable solutions. Simón is currently based between Amsterdam and Medellin.
Website:https://www.simonballen.com/

Moderator|Takahiro Tsuchiya (Writer/Design Journalist)