Project: Terra Linda
Inspiration: Francis Alys and Alexander Jarman
Terra Linda is a community project under development. The project’s main objective it’s about the designer who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.”
I began to question the consumers’ behavior and how they value both the object and the designer, and whether the consumer is able to emotionally connect to the skill and quality of work by the designer himself. I asked myself whether our modern culture’s trend of overconsumption and obsessive shopping has anything to do with the consumers being removed emotionally and communicatively from the designer himself due to mass reproduction.
In the end I will like to bring this movable piece to serve as a platform for people to come and talk and start a dialogue about the changes that they will like to see in their communities in regards to local produce. What can we do and how can we help to deal with the produce that day to day are dropping to the ground in hundreds of homes or farms. More importantly this project’s main goal is to reconnect the next generation with the produce that they consume everyday; the importance of knowing where it comes from.
Also a product line of toys and small wallet pouches will be develop to bring awareness to the preciousness of the mesh material. Small workshops will also be conducted to at schools or communities with children to highlight the importance of knwing how to make something with your own hands and at the same time promoting the importance of knowing your own community.