A high-tech talisman for the Latin undocumented community

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 Jaime Moyano Suarez

  • Alejandro Jaime Moyano Suarez
    Pratt Institute

    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.more

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