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Feel the Planet Earth | Vista Alegre™
Industrial Design
UA, University of Aveiro | Portugal  //  Des, Bachelor in Design (general) academic project partnership with Vista Alegre™ (http://www.vistaalegre.com).


This project is the result of a partnership between University of Aveiro and Vista Alegre, 
a famous Portuguese porcelain industry, materialized in a production residency.

The residency aim was to create ceramic artefacts which could communicate some of the challenges that natural and cultural heritage, particularly lagoon systems, might face in the future. SPT was supported by a scientific dimension provided by quite a few geosciences investigators, (from the University), enabling new arguments that diverged from the usual local iconography, and warning to the construction of a new global cultural heritage. This approach allowed real problems to be identified, with a new rhetoric that demanded global problems to be communicated through a local case study. The artefacts were the result of the reuse of existing moulds and decals from the company’s porcelain heritage, enabling new configurations that would not be possible through the traditional productive process. This reuse was also a way of promoting the company´s legacy.

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