Workshop for craftswomen

1 month – 2017 – Temuco, Chile
With 2 people (Strate).
Tools : In design, hand-drawings, Premiere Pro.

During a 5-month trip in Chile, following in the footsteps of pre-Columbian craftsmen, we volunteered with the CholChol Foundation, to help them with their graphic contents, photographs and furniture. The foundation helps Mapuche craftswomen to sell their creations. A documentary was created at the end of our trip, bringing together our interviews and our discoveries from all over Chile.

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Through 5 sessions of introduction to innovation, we presented the design methodology to 10 women of the foundation, and discussed with them how we could adapt it to sell more items.

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The women explained to us how they create patterns, and products, and how they make it evolve. It was really important for us to create a real exchange between their and our knowledge. We wanted them to be fully integrated to the creative process.

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We proposed some drawings of new objects, small enough to be carried by tourists, and which can be crafted on their Mapuche loom.
We discussed together how it could be made, with which colors and patterns, and then they prototyped it directly.

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You can see here the first version of our full documentary. A second version will soon be available !
Don’t hesitate to tell us what you thought of our work.

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