SEBASTIAN
GUZMAN OLMOS



Is a transdisciplinary designer, researcher and curator based in Eindhoven and Berlin. Currently studying at Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Media & Culture department.

He is one-third of the curatorial research team Non-Depleted and a collaborator at The Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Design by Nature, Museum de Fundatie
ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS 10.07—03.10.2021
The Exploded View, Design Museum Ghent GHENT, BELGIUM 15.04—22.06.2021
Symbiosis Festival, BlueCity
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 27—29.11.2020
The Exploded View, Dutch Design Week EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 17—25.10.2020
CIRCULAR> MATERIALISTS., Kazerne
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 19.10.2019—30.03.2020
AiR Het Wilde Oosten, Artots
DEN BOSCH, NETHERLANDS 29—30.08.2020
Biomaterials Archive, Dutch Design Week
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 19—27.10.2019
Now & Beyond, Bruxelles Environnement
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 24.04.2019
Aggregat, IMM Cologne
COLOGNE, GERMANY 14—20.01.2019

CURATORIAL PRACTICE


Positioned Realities, Haus der Statistik BERLIN, GERMANY 04—27.03.2022
All Good(s), Gr_und
BERLIN, GERMANY 07—11.07.2021
(Non)Depleted, Gr_und
AND BERLIN DESIGN WEEK. BERLIN, GERMANY 16.04—30.05.2021
(Non)Depleted, Dutch Design Week
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 17—25.10.2020



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ALL GOOD(S)


What do we make of the role of contemporary design in the climate breakdown era?

As extractive systems, created by some humans, are responsible for exponentially increasing the amount of materials exploited on a planetary scale—carelessly consuming more than 100 billion tons a year, as resource reuse is declining. We need to quickly bring into discussion how to apply modes and methodologies to shift into sustainable and circular practices effectively. To radically reduce the impact of the prevailing material and manufacturing culture, while simultaneously recognizing the importance of multi-species entanglement.

We live in a historical time where we encounter the limits of growth. Reform needs to accelerate for the sake of futurity. Through transformative approaches that deal with an increasing geopolitical sense of ecological urgency, design is no longer just a form of styling. Paying equal regard by creative imagination to social injustice and the modern commodification of nature—subsequently creating innovative learning landscapes.
2021, curated with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin. Photography by Thyago Sainte.
BERLIN, GERMANY