#DesignIndaba2017: Bringing great things to People (gt2P) by paracrafting
Simply put, gt2P is an architecture, art and design studio from Santiago, Chile that believes in digital craft experimentation and uses algorithmic thinking to show how technologies can bring us closer together rather than pull us apart with the richness of all that is local, particularly in design.
Design DNA and wrinkled emotion
Partners Tamara Pérez, Sebastián Rozas, Guillermo Parada and Eduardo Arancibia began gt2P in 2009. It’s a team that works together with a common interest in making. Their talk explored the evolution of their work from digital crafting to paracrafting or working with others, your context and environment to make anything possible. It’s quite the jaw-dropper to see put into action on stage, with an online drawing’s shape quite literally adjusted as its ‘DNA’ is kept in an online library and effectively results in change at scale. You can also control environments within buildings, depicting movement without any technology by arranging large-scale objects in a certain way.
This short video will give you a sneak peek about our Remolten volcanic coating process for @friedman_benda . The full version will be released during our talk at @designindaba next wednesday!!!! Where we also going to unveil our first colaboration with the great @andiledyalvane in Capetown, more news soon #gt2p #remolten #friedmanbenda #paracrafting #chileandesign #chile #volcanosorno #volcaniclava #volcano #rock / thank you also to @nicomartinezbergen for this beautiful video.
Paracrafting wishes into reality
Gt2P used the Design Indaba platform to share a message with the world that while we are all different, we’re becoming homogenous and traditions are getting lost. It’s about preserving communities rather than preserving their icons.
They then invited South African ceramist and Design Indaba Emerging Creatives alumnus Andile Dyalvane to explain his collaboration in paracrafting with gt2P on his interactive ‘hope keepers’ in the wishing wall currently installed at the Artscape.
There it is - The Wishing Wall by @AndileDyalvane and @gt2P - a gift from the artists and #designindaba to @ArtscapeTheatre. pic.twitter.com/uY3lCVauS6— DesignIndabaFestival (@DI_Festival) March 1, 2017
There were nudges, raised eyebrows, whispers, murmurs of surprise, spontaneous rounds of applause and bouts of laughter at gt2P’s clever descriptions and inspirational way of looking at the world and making it a better place, simply by implementing technology in ways that are not the norm.
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