CHAMBA: How can we combine smart and traditional materials to allow new configurations in modern appliances?

Ráquira, a town in the Boyacá Department, Colombia, is a significant ceramics center, where both indigenous techniques and those introduced by Europeans are employed to create primarily utilitarian pots based on Chibcha designs. Ceramic mobiles, nativity scenes, and animal figurines are popular, especially ceramic horses, which have long been a symbol in Colombian pottery.

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La CHAMBA in the Tolima Department is known for its blackware. The women potters here also create brown and redware.

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That’s why, as time goes by, and technology continues its unstoppable path, cosmopolitanism dictated by globalization leads us to forget our roots. Now is the moment to reconnect with what is ours.

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We propose to use this material to create a new set of home appliances that allow us to 
personalize technology through a playful moment inspired by traditional craftsmanship.

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