A display of personal objects, crafts, and contemporary sustainable designs made in the region and shared to highlight the importance of "making" to create spiritual and economic prosperity. Presented by Ana Didonet, Craft Agent and Curatorial Advisor for Brazil Footprint. Vanessa Gabriel-Robinson, an Amazonian woman living in the UK, shares some of the personal objects she chose to bring back from Amapa. Flavia Amadeu showcases contemporary designs made with rubber from the Amazon. Enjoy a video interview with Luakam Anambé, an indigenous entrepreneur and activist from the Anambé people, who fulfilled a childhood dream to make dolls that look like herself. Working with her daughter, she designed a range of her own, helping Brazilians embrace diversity and their roots.
Luakam Anambé is an indigenous entrepreneur and activist from the Anambé people. Working with her daughter, they designed a range of rag dolls from five different ethnic groups, including her own, becoming the first indigenous woman to make indigenous dolls. The dolls are named Anaty, which means girls in Tupi-guarani language.
Flavia Amadeu is a Brazilian designer and social entrepreneur. Since 2004 she has been researching and designing with the coloured wild rubber from the Amazon rainforest. Flavia Amadeu’s Organic jewellery are made by small producers whose economic activities are integrated with the use of sustainable resources.
Ana Caroline Didonet is a marketing communications professional who worked alongside fashion designers at London Fashion Week and tradeshows around Europe. She also promotes the work of independent Brazilian designers and artists in the UK and has a great interest in social, ethical, and environmental subjects.