1 + 1 = 11
Danish and Colombian craftsmanship are interwoven at the exhibition 1+1=11, when designers and craftspeople from two cultures interpret each other’s work.
In northern Colombia, the Wayuu people are fighting a battle against hunger, climate change, corruption and the pursuit of natural resources by global corporations. Despite these challenges, their rich culture continues, with its distinctive form of craftsmanship playing a central role. Wayuu women learn characteristic weaving and crocheting techniques in their early teens and refine them through their entire lives.
In the exhibition, 11 Wayuu women and 11 Danish artisans and designers interpret each other’s work, with unique designs and ideas emerging – across cultures, languages and traditions.