October 18 - 20, 2018 | Universidad Iberoamericana | Mexico City

Digital Craft in Semi-peripheral Nations

” …pragmatic delivery processes and material constraints [define] an emerging territory known as ‘digital craft’ where the exchange between the technology of the digitally conceived and the artisanry of the handmade is explored.” -Alvin Huang

The curated projects in this exhibition reflect the values and opportunities in semi-peripheral environments. They present an invitation to re-evaluate elemental modes of making with digital means of designing. By combining computational technologies with manual construction techniques, these projects embrace the interplay between digital perfection and human imprecision. The infidelities of the building become an expression of cultural values. Each project manifests the identity of the semi-periphery in its own unique way.

Pablo Iriarte