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Conservation for Innovation II – Veranstaltungsreihe

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Can we conservate to innovate and can forgotten issues become a present for our future?
In Cooperation with Prof Ineke Hans / Design and Social Context.

Speaker: Fernando Laposse, Mexican product and material designer Fernando Laposse grew up with the community of Tonahuixtla, a small village of farmers and herders. With the support of CIMMYT – the world’s largest corn seed bank – native seeds were reintroduced in the impoverished village. They returned to traditional agriculture but also preservation of biodiversity for future food was secured, and they managed to introduce a new veneer material made with husks of heirloom Mexican corn.

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