Con cambios y novedades la feria de arte Zona Maco, que se efectuará del 7 al 11de febrero, llega a 15 años.Entre las novedades destacan las iniciativas con compromiso social, por ejemplo,la presencia de Colectivo 1050°, que promueve la alfarería de Oaxaca con el fin deayudar a las comunidades en su desarrollo.
Un objeto puede romperse, puede perderse, hacer mal sufunción y por ende desaparecer de nuestras vidas. Un grandiseño es el resultado de la combinación de emoción yfunción. Así es como su valor trasciende lo que pudo habercostado o el material del cual esta hecho. Un buen diseñotiene esta característica de crear conexiones emocionales conlas personas.
Junto con las artesanas de 7 comunidades de Oaxaca,estamos demostrando que las colaboraciones aplicadas conmétodo y consistencia nos ofrecen enormes posibilidadespara cambiar nuestro mundo.
I felt comfortable enough to go mapless to sample asquash-blossom quesadilla I’d heard about that was solddeep in the mazelike Mercado de Abastos, and dip intoColectivo 1050°, a ceramics design collective where Irecognized the same simple black bowl I’d eaten from a fewhours earlier.
OAXACA SOUNDS LIKE a place from another time. There’s thehistory and lore of mezcal, the agave-based spirit produced inthe central Mexican region, the ruins of the Zapoteccivilization, and the 20 languages spoken besides Spanish.There are also actual sounds—like the pastoral, acoustic b-rollof birds chirping that came through the other end of thetelephone when I spoke with Kythzia Barrera, who lives andworks there. “In Oaxaca, you can see that traditional culture isvery strong,” says Barrera, speaking generally, but alsospecifically, about the region’s established pottery practices,which goes back 3,000 years. “There is all this knowledge inthe mountains, or the jungle, or in remote villages.”
Junto con las artesanas de 7 comunidades de Oaxaca,estamos demostrando que las colaboraciones aplicadas conmétodo y consistencia nos ofrecen enormes posibilidadespara cambiar nuestro mundo.
Oaxacan artisans work together to design handmade claymezcal cups, lamps, and other functional objects sold in thissmall shop.
There are some traditions that are universal. Here, wehighlight a single craft and how it’s being adapted, retoughtand remade for the 21st century.
Decor finds: “Utilitario Mexicano. A brand dedicated torescuing the traditional utensils of our culture—a must,” saysZamora. “Onora Casa is a beautiful project dedicated tocreating home accessories and textiles with artisanal designsthat are a reinterpretation of classics,” says Salazar. “Also,Colectivo1050 is a brand of sublime clay objects made byhand in Oaxaca.”
Since 2009, the Oaxaca-based organization Innovando laTradición has been invested in rethinking the imperatives ofclay-based crafts, while promoting sustainable practices.Besides running educational activities across potters’communities in the region, the group’s commercial branch,Colectivo 1050°, identifies opportunities for the distribution ofhandmade objects to contemporary and high-end markets.AN Interior contributor Benoît Loiseau speaks with cofounderDiego Mier y Terán about the organization’s challenges andhopes.
Traditional pots like the comal and other Colectivo 1050opieces spring from a deep understanding and appreciation ofthe environment from which they are born – the cycles ofnature, the qualities of the materials, the balance of a ruraland self-sufficient life – they are all connected to the roots of adeep and wise Mexico, informing us about what makes ushuman.
En Oaxaca, la organización sin fines de lucro Innovando laTradición ha pasado la última década construyendo unmodelo para promover y sostener la tradición de la cerámicaque está desapareciendo en la región, y que se remonta a3,000 años de antigüedad. “El barro está tan arraigado a lahistoria de México”, dice el cofundador Diego Mier y Terán, “y ala humanidad”. Leer articulo completo