COMUN O TELA means in Spanish, our native language: "common or fabric", in Latin, it also means "common or war".
Our idea is to use textiles, traditionally used as an element for protection and communication, as a vessel to deliver compelling messages and empower silenced communities in conflict around the world. our main work centres in Colombia, South America but we are keen to work with any type of community that might benefit from our platform. we believe in community, we believe in the power of "common" as in shared, as in empathy, as in "common" sense.
when we benefit "common", we benefit ourselves.
as human beings, we represent the entangled and colourful threads that build the fabric of humankind,
WHO WILL DELIVER THE WORKSHOPS
Architect, textile and surface designer, artist, multistranded creative practitioner from Colombia South America.
having been born in a country in conflict and being part of the privileged layers of an apathetic local and international society responsible for this conflict, I want to try to help by offering my talents.
creativity, spontaneity, A fair spirit, and above all empathy and interest to build a better and fairer society. a stubborn Taurus with a critical eye and a bit of dark humour...
EVERY WORKSHOP WILL BE TAILORED TO EACH COMMUNITY´S NEEDS AND WILL INVOLVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROFESSIONALS BESIDES MYSELF (ANTHROPOLOGISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS, BIOLOGISTS, NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS, SOCIOLOGISTS, HISTORIANS, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS...). WE WILL ENGAGE ALL KINDS OF PRACTITIONERS IN ORDER TO ASSURE AN APPROPRIATE APPROACH TO EACH COMMUNITY. STRATEGIC LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WILL ALWAYS BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION TO CONSTRUCT THE BASIS OF EACH WORKSHOP.
OUR AIM IS EDUCATIONAL AND PRETENDS TO GENERATE A KIND MUTUAL SKILL-SHARING PLATFORM THAT EMPOWERS AND COMMUNICATES.
WE ARE PROUD TO STATE THAT COMUN O TELA IS ALIGNED WITH THREE MAIN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS WAYS TO ADDRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGES ENSURING THAT PEOPLE EVERYWHERE HAVE ACCESS TO A CERTAIN LEVEL OF QUALITY OF LIFE AND TRANSFORM POSITIVELY OUR WORLD.