Interwoven is a family of objects designed for Latin diaspora communities, aimed at addressing the trauma caused by the separation of undocumented families through detention or deportation. The main artefact is Corazon, a heartbeat imitator that records the user’s pulse and recreates it through a haptic motor. The user’s heartbeat can then be carried by their loved ones after separation, creating a sense of closeness and reassurance. The casing and charging station of Corazon is an abstraction of traditional Virgin Mary sculptures merged with the ‘Venus’ of Valdivia, a pre-Columbian ceramic figure representative of motherhood and fertility.
Alejandro’s focus is on developing design projects that mark an immediate difference in contemporary issues. By having a familial background in Medicine and by being born in a developing country, his main objective is reaching solutions that directly impact a demographic’s basic needs. The form of the designs is shaped by his close relation to Ecuador’s traditional methods and aesthetics, influenced by his experience in social design and love of woodworking.morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram
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