Here is a non-project related article for a change, even though it is related to creative industries and visual culture/design.
What is the first thing that crosses your mind when thinking of Bolivia? Let me guess, it is probably not contemporary art and design.
Made in Bolivia is a design-documentary prepared by Paola Campuzano de Haverkamp that provides an insight into the contemporary art and design sector of Bolivia, featuring artworks by emerging Bolivian artists.
This final year project does not only illustrate and present the works of artists but also gives food for thought. Paola Campuzano de Haverkamp covers a range of issues revolving around globalization and design in Bolivia and the need to find the visual identity in a country where modern age and origin meet each other.
As you can see and hear, the video is unfortunately only available in German; the book however is written in German and Spanish (yet!).
Want a copy of this book in your language? Support the project via INKUBATO and you might help the author to publish and make this design-documentary available in other languages, and spread the word about Bolivia’s contemporary art and design sector!
For more info about Paola Campuzano de Haverkamp, visit her website (German) campuzano.de