With the support of the ULPGC Social Council the students are being educated on new lines of research which deal with recyclable materials and are applicable to the fields of fashion and architecture. The students are accompanied by the head of the School of Architecture, Elsa Guerra, and the lecturer in architectural projects, Héctor García.
The ULPGC School of Architecture and the Manolo Blahnik Art School have jointly organised the 1st “Bioplastic Materials Innovation Seminar” held on 17th, 18th and 19th February with the aim of developing new lines of research on recyclable materials with a low environmental impact.
Attending this seminar with the support and collaboration of the ULPGC Social Council are four students in their final year of the ULPGC architecture degree: Beatriz Rodríguez Viña, Stephanie Breto Vázquez, Yolanda Martín Carballo, and María Trigo Ramírez. They will attend presentations by two architects who are experts in new sustainable materials: architect and holder of a masters from the Istituto Europeo di Design, Lorena Delgado, and the architect and lecturer from the School of Architecture and Art from the Universidad Austral de Chile, Alejandro Weiss.
The seminar will allow the ULPGC students to work and be educated alongside students from the Manolo Blahnik school on the subject of new recycled materials and their possible applications in fashion and architecture.
This training initiative emerged as a result of collaboration between two lecturers from the Manolo Blahnik Art School; ULPGC architecture graduate, Jezabel Mejías; fashion designer, Verania Sánchez; and ULPGC lecturer in architectural projects, Héctor García. This was supported by Elsa Guerra, head of the School of Architecture, and Laura Santana, head of the Manolo Blahnik Art School.
This seminar aspires to be the starting point for a forthcoming broader collaboration agreement between the ULPGC School of Architecture and the other art schools in the Canary Islands, with the aim of creating synergies between the research conducted by these schools regarding biomaterials and their use in fashion and construction processes with a low environmental impact.