The highlight of our final day in the jungle is the feast prepared by Ofelia’s family of Pibipollo, a local dish made for special occasion of chicken inside a giant corn meal crust. The whole thing is roasted underground for hours and cut up like a pie to eat. Tortillas were prepared over an open […]
Thursday morning we visited Becán, and climbed the huge pyramid with a huge hangover. After, work continued in the shops and projects started to come together. One of my favs is a resting pod, made of vines, created by a young Spanish designer, Daniel.
On Tuesday we spent most of the day holed up in a palapa in the jungle. It was a little dark, but my workshop participants, Sandra, Andrea, Sebastian, Paulina and Paulina, got their ideas down on paper.
The morning started early at the University. The library building was beautiful in the early morning sunlight. It is covered with murals and the landscape is a very modern grid. Then I boarded a minivan to the Yucatan jungle with a group of students and teachers. We did 12 hours driving, watched “Silver Lining Playbook,” and […]
This morning I spoke at the Industrial Design College at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. I showed my work and talked a bit about what I hope to accomplish on the Mayan Workshop. The school is just beautiful – a classic industrial design program with equipment to match. It is arranged around courtyards so each […]
I arrived in Mexico City yesterday for the Mayan Design Workshop. I will be leading a workshop in the jungle next week, but we will start here in Mexico City with a talk at UNAM, the school sponsoring the project. I had the afternoon and evening free to roam. I love Mexico City. Its low there […]