TOUCH Presents Coffee, Design, and Community

Date & Time

START: 6:00 PM May 13, 2011
END: 6:00 PM May 16, 2011

Description

Join TOUCH at O Café as they present a variety of interesting and engaging installations of social and sustainable projects from Brazilian designers. Working with little more than basic materials, sometimes under difficult conditions, these innovative artists present beautiful work that is sure to impress. Each artist will also present the story behind each piece presented, so make sure you don’t miss out. TOUCH co-founder and director Zoë Melo will also share first hand impressions of her work with the artisan communities and organizations in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Featured Artists:

Leo Piló – Products made of recycled materials.
Wallace Barros – Products made using scraps from tires industries.
Project ASAS – Social design project by artisans from Aglomerado da Serra in Belo Horizonte MG.

Opening Reception:
Stop by for drinks, and engaging conversations.
Friday, May 13 from 6pm -9pm

Press Brunch:
Breakfast and an interesting discussion about design in Brazil’s favelas
Sunday, May 15 from 11am-1pm

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