Redonda Creative Lab
Morro das Cores. Ceará. Nordeste Brazil
An environment conceived for the natural stimulation of creativity, built on and with a concept of social integrity
Valérie Corcias + Dominique Kelly
Please describe what you do:
We develop a space dedicated to nature and creativity. This is a social creative cooperative in fishermen community in Redonda, Ceara, in the Northern Brazil. Where international creatives would be able to come an share their knowledge.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Exchange with the local people their wisdom and nature conscious philosophy.
What is your inspiration?
Nature, its essence and the idea of preserving it.
Local fishermen and their families put
natural materials, traditional craft and their own skills to work
in a new activity for the long fishing off-season
How would you define luxury today? (or) What is, to you,
the essence of luxury today?
To have time, being able to observe everything around us.
Eco-awareness is growing as is social consciousness and the need to be responsible towards our world and its people. What part do you play in this global mission?
Through nature, trying to develop ways that allow fishermen to sustain their economy during the non-fishing period.
When and how did your project originate?
Our project began a year ago, but we’ve been traveling across the region for many years.
What continues to be your vision for this project?
To create worldwide satellite-partnerships and make this community travel beyond their dreams, messages and creativity.
How are your creativity and passion an important part of this project?
For us it’s a kind of “lab” that allow us to practice everything we want to communicate to the brands with whom we work about ecology and nature.
An open, natural lab where creators from all over the world can be in touch with organic materials and nature.
If you were to choose a colour and an adjective to describe it,
what would they be?
Orange, creative energy
What is the message you wish to pass on?
To protect and look after the nature surrounding us, which is our oxygen.
Name a person or place that has inspired you with their progressive vision.
Patrick Ochs, sociologist. He developed a project using olives in the south France which inspired us.
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