Aluminum sheets and flexible PVC wires, weaved together using traditional techniques from Rwanda, from the Wire project by Israeli designer Maya Ben David.
Colored gypsum 3D prints from the series of wearable objects by visual artist Maiko Gubler.
Accessories and objects made of antique small pieces, human prosthetics or broken porcelains from the Feeas series, by Spanish designer Remedios Vincent.
When the Portuguese arrived in the area which is now present-day Brazil, the American Indian population was over 5 million. European disease and other factors decimated the indigenous population reducing them to the thousands. The Kayapo are one of the Native American Indian groups that survived and have resisted assimilation by the European invaders.
These days thousands of the Kayapó tribe are forced out of their native land, since Brazil’s president, Dilma Vana Rousseff, has announced the ‘at any cost’ construction of the pharaonic Belo Monte (!) dam, on the Xingu River in the Amazon.
The world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam will be a global ecocide, as flooding 400,000 hectares of the world’s largest rainforest can libarate massive amounts of methane gas and destabilize tremendously river’s vast biodiversity.
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Body ornaments made of found plastic or porcelain everyday objects, in this case tea cups, by jeweler Sarah Kate Burgess
Handcrafted rings made from various hardwood off-cuts, designed by Cincinnati based studio Ampersand.