2019 - Current
PIN: Arpilleras Parlantes is an educational project that links the textile craft of the “Arpillera” with new technologies. Exploring from the world of e-textiles, its main objective is to create new cultural resources from the relationship of two normally distant areas, which allow us to resignify the traditional textile technique and bring it closer to a new audience.
PIN seeks to generate a common space between design, crafts, and technology that allows the creation of interactive textile pieces through the use of a kit and methodology specially designed for it. The first experience was carried out in Santiago, with a group of 15 elementary students (13 years old). In this educational environment, designers, artisans, and engineers lead the student to communicate their own stories through the fabric and electronics.
This project was awarded public funding by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile (Fondart 2019) to be developed from March to July 2019.
Sofía Guridi / Project leader