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As previously mentioned here and here, I’m researching socially engaged workshop models that encourage environmental literacy through art making. In the run up to my website launch, I’m featuring artists that employ similar methods to the one I’m implementing here in Toronto. Today’s featured artist, Gabriela Bustamante, an Industrial Designer, lives and works in the Netherlands. She collaborates with local communities, businesses and government agencies to challenge existing practices and framing of social and environmental issues. She uses an integrated approach where various “stakeholders” work together to brainstorm solutions and work through creative strategies for change. Her “Desycling” projects span both her individual practice and the design studio, Latin Sisters Productions, she has set up with Caro Isern. Using an intervention workshop model allows for a connection with waste materials and encourages creative responses to existing problems.
As with previously featured artist Liina Klauss, I have not yet been able to establish contact with Ms. Bustamante, but all images are hers and link directly back to her website.
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