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ALEJANDRO TAMAYO


Artist and an engineer who works on the border between design, art, science and technology. He was headmaster of the v*i*d*a lab program (2005-2008) at the Department of Aesthetics of the Javeriana Pontifical University in Bogotá. He followed postgraduate studies at the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal




26 DESIGN EDUCATION, 2009

ALEJANDRO TAMAYO
v*i*d*a lab: Rethinking Objects for Everyday Life

v*i*d*a lab: Rethinking Objects for Everyday Life

v*i*d*a lab (2005-2008) was an experimental workshop for industrial design students at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá (Colombia) which explored the conception of new objects for everyday life, taking as a point of departure trans-disciplinary approaches to the phenomenon of life. The present text sets out the chief reflections of the workshop, its exercises and general methodology, and some of the projects developed by the students.

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