RESEARCH HAIR BY HOOD
My research is based on an anthropological approach that sheds light on the material as an important bridge between its origin, the community, its local knowledge, the local craftsmen and the museum and institutions. It challenges the image we have of the design process where designers are the unique creator, to design objects being the result of the capitalist view of need and demand. But also, the image we have of the world of materials which is today more and more standardized and less close to the societal reality.
I believe that today more than ever the designer needs to be provoking as well as a facilitator by engaging through workshops and collaboration with communities to question the relationship we have with our environment, neighborhood, but more precisely as an individual with our unique identities and heritage. Design is a tool in experiencing one’s surroundings, history as well as one’s body as a reflection of the real notion of need in society and the relationship we have with global identities.
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