„Sometimes taking a look back helps ourselves to discover and understand what will come later to make the next step possible“
Barros is a spanisch word which means clay and clay was one of my first toys durin my childhood. I was born in a small village in Peru and spent the first four years in my grandparent´s house. This house was a mud house. When I touched the material, it immediately reminded me of the exposed walls of clay from my grandparent´s house. The time I was experimenting with the clay has inspired me to present my project "Barros". The aim of this work was to develop 3D printed modules of natural clay, wich can be used as an architectural element in indoor and outdoor areas.
My job is between classic craftsmanship and digital innovation. On the one hand the processing of clay, a traditional craft material that has existed since the beginning of humanity, and on the other hand a machine with high technology of our time in the form of a 3D printer. Through the idea of „open source“ thinking, I can make my own tool for my work, like the traditional craftsman. My work tries to show that it is possible to create something new with this coopera- tive work between the digital and the traditional.