Typ09 Mexico City

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Héctor Galván

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Héctor began his career designing textiles for Italian fashion companies. Early on, he also experimented with mexican folk and recycled textiles. From 2005 -2008, he was the director of fashion and textiles at centro de diseño cine y tv. He has designed exhibitions for Stefan Sagmeister, Mizohiro Nara (Puma), German Photography, Africa en Nostoros, and Absolut Gaultier (Leyds) National Museum of Art. His most well-known works are: the fashion, styling and uniforms at Hotel Condesa DF; the interior design at Hotel Deseo; and the interiors and furniture at Hotel Básico. Currently, Héctor is working on a wide range of projects, including: food culture, hospitality design, interior design, exhibition design and historic renovation.

Presentation details

Food for type — letters à la carte

Workshop NA | Room Anahuac room 6
Thursday 29 October | 10:00 – 13:00

Duration: 180 minutes

Experimental workshop about the relation between letters and food. After a short introductory session about the history of food and design, given by Héctor Galván, participants will work making food and letters simultaneously, looking at both from a phenomenological point of view, as cultural products. Each participant will choose a plate in which to work; the plate will constitute the grounds, the orbis, from which letters will spring. The letters will be made with the ingredients chosen and will have to integrate a coherent discurse in their shapes and in the relation to the plate and the ingredients. How does the plate affect the letter? How do the ingredients determine the shapes? How do food and letters work together? The deep gastronomic traditions of both Mexico and Spain will come together in a feast of letters.

Food for type — letters à la carte

Workshop NA | Room Anahuac room 6
Friday 30 October | 10:00 – 13:00

Duration: 180 minutes

Experimental workshop about the relation between letters and food. After a short introductory session about the history of food and design, given by Héctor Galván, participants will work making food and letters simultaneously, looking at both from a phenomenological point of view, as cultural products. Each participant will choose a plate in which to work; the plate will constitute the grounds, the orbis, from which letters will spring. The letters will be made with the ingredients chosen and will have to integrate a coherent discurse in their shapes and in the relation to the plate and the ingredients. How does the plate affect the letter? How do the ingredients determine the shapes? How do food and letters work together? The deep gastronomic traditions of both Mexico and Spain will come together in a feast of letters.

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