The Tradition of Innovating through Obsidian, which will be in the incredible space of Casa de México in Spain will be part of the Madrid Design Festival 2020. Adrián Rosado, Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Industrial Design, had the privilege of being able to coordinate this beautiful project with the collaboration between artisans and students of our faculty with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the State of Hidalgo.
This project is part of the Tradition to Innovate through Popular Art program of the Faculty of Design and the Government of the State of Hidalgo whose objective is to explore the possibilities of materials, artisanal production processes in search of new concepts that revitalize the craftsmanship and the development of new products for the benefit of the artisan communities of that state.
On this occasion the students and teachers had the opportunity to experiment with the material and work in liaison with the artisanal communities, seeing the entire process from the extraction of the material to its transformation. Craft transformation processes, physical properties and even mystical and magical material were respected.
These results have been complemented with new student design objects. This collection has been in important national and international design forums such as: MACO Zone (CDMX), Mexican Open Design (CDMX), Franz Mayer Museum (CDMX), Garage Dos Casas (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), Ventura Future ( Milan, Italy), Istituto Europeo Di Design (Milan, Italy), Wanted Design (New York, USA), Design District (London, United Kingdom) and Salón Nude (Valencia, Spain).
This year we will be present with this collection at Casa de México in Madrid from February 5 in which there will be an opening event and the exhibition will remain until February 28, day in which as a closing event will be held a round table with the participation by Ximena Caraza, Director of Casa de México, Father Dr. Cipriano Sánchez García (Rector of the Universidad Anáhuac México), Miguel Hernandez (president of the Circle of Fine Arts), Jaime Hayón, Riccardo Marzullo and Mtro. Ricardo Salas (Director of the Faculty of Design Universidad Anáhuac Norte).
Dates: February 2 to 28
Opening: Satudarday, February 2 at 12pm
Round table: Friday, February 28 at 12pm
Hours: From 10am to 8pm
Place: Casa de México