This project seeks, in adversity, to create an opportunity building new approaches in interdisciplinary collaboration with designers who joined the allied organizations and who managed this collaborative model for the creation of 800 different designs, with horizontal design processes in respect to the legacy of the groups and at the same time generating innovation in the production processes."
Fundacion Haciendas del Mundo Maya x Taller Maya
Ensamble Artesano is a non-profit platform, designed as a space for exchange and collaboration to combat the economic uncertainty for artisans in Mexico precipitated by the pandemic. Today, it supports more than three thousand artisans across 22 states in Mexico, in partnership with 83 organizations. It has evolved into an important hub, forging collaborative networks to strengthen the craft sector.
Their objective, in addition to preserving and celebrating artisan creation as well as promoting innovation in traditional design, is to give recognition and reinforce the maintenance of formal and fair value chains that have created horizontal work links and that guarantee a source of income for indigenous and rural communities in Mexico.
TEAM: Collaboration of Mexican artisan all across the country.
MATERIALS: Natural fiber, metal, textile, stone, clay.
TECHNIQUE: Mexican basketry, embroidery, modeling clay.
IMPACT: Promoting artisan creation and reinforce the maintenance of formal value chains that have created horizontal work links and guarantee a source of reliable income for communities of Mexican artisans.
We work with
Mexican artisans. Ensamble Artesano directly supports +5,000 artisans who celebrate and preserve the cultural heritage of our country through the techniques they work. Once you buy a piece the money goes straight back to the craft communities through the 'strengthening fund' used for a capacity building program developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme.