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Crafting Futures Mexico opens at Museo Franz Mayer

 © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

 © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

 © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

 © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

 © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

Exhibition view at Tienda Q © British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

© British Council / photo by Jamil Olmedo

Exhibition view at Tienda Q

18 October 2017

Marking the conclusion of the three-week collaboration in Oaxaca, the exhibition 'Crafting Futures Mexico' opens at Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico's leading applied arts museum.

Held as one of the highlights of this year's Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, the exhibition presents the outcomes of the collaboration between UK and Mexican designers and Oaxacan artisans, who developed a series of prototypes for new product lines, which will be developed further to become part of the artisans' own range of products. At the last stages of the collaboration, a 'work in progress' exhibition was held at Tiend Q in Oaxaca. 

The process was led by Raul Cabra, Director of Oax-i-fornia, a Oaxaca-based organisation which fosters collaboration and exchanges between artisans, designers, and artists. The British Council commissioned Mexican design curator Ana Elena Mallet to co-create the programme, and to curate the exhibition presenting the outcomes of the exchange, which also includes a film commissioned to document the exchange.

The exhibition will open for the duration of the festival (18-23 October 2017). For further information, visit the festival website. To find out more about Crafting Futures, visit our blog.