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



MAIL@SGUZMANOLMOS.NL
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WORKSHOPS


Make Material Sense is a biodesign, machines, and circularity elective class tutored by Ana Lisa Alperovich at Design Academy Eindhoven. It has profoundly impacted my design student career and practice.

During this course, my continuous passion for learning about more numerous materials has also led me to gain a significant appreciation for sharing this knowledge. I am currently tutoring workshops in both Dutch and German institutions.

These are introductions to biomaterials (mainly biopolymers), post-industrial waste streams and urban mining. As well as contextualizing the designer’s role, from more technical aspects to manufacturing, to socioecological notions, and the role of new trends and aesthetics. Giving importance to materiality allows us to rethink the method and building methods from the ground up. I want to continue this path and consider it a significant addition to my design practice. I support and encourage others to re-thinking materiality with multidisciplinary approaches, a sense of collaboration, and knowledge sharing for a better collective future.
2019—Ongoing, Netherlands and Germany.