The “From fibers to the future” workshop was a unique opportunity for the Intermix residents to explore the possibilities of using natural fibers to create tangible design and art proposals. The workshop focused specifically on palm trees, which have a long history of usage in weaving, construction, and utilitarian objects.
Residents were provided with palm tree materials in all forms, including leaves, rope, and fiber. They were challenged to design three different typologies using these vegetal fibers: surfaces, volumes, and connection systems. The goal was for each participant to experiment in a free and generous way, exploring the material’s unique properties before starting to create.
Throughout the week-long program, participants engaged in solo experimentation, group conversations, and one-on-one moments with Wendy. The focus was not just on creating physical objects but on thinking about each individual’s artistic practice.
At the end of the workshop, each artist presented their unique creations, showcasing the endless possibilities of using palm tree fibers in design and art. The workshop provided a space for artists and designers to think deeply about materials and to push the boundaries of what is possible with natural resources.
Overall, the “From fibers to the future” workshop was an inspiring and thought-provoking experience that challenged participants to think creatively about their art and design practices while also promoting sustainability and the use of local resources.