We are inspired by ordinary objects that surround us. We are influenced by our context and our everyday activities which allow us to visit and share with different cultures and different individuals. We are inspired by history, art, music, architecture, books and the city itself. We firmly believe that these are the goals of design: To weave and generate interactions, human connections and emotions, to relate to users, and to enhance and translate our inheritance and skills into new expressions.-Hector Esrawe & Ignacio Cadena
Mi Casa, Your Casa is inspired by the mercados of Latin America, lively street markets where human connections are made every day.
The installation features a series of three-dimensional red frames that illustrate the warmth, comfort, and safety of our homes. With their basic shape recognizable by all, the tiny houses form a blank canvas for community engagement and activity, where people of all ages can socialize in a playful spirit.
When a casa is empty, a welcoming white glow bids you to enter. Once inside, the glow intensifies to show that someone is home.
ABOUT THE CREATORS OF MI CASA, YOUR CASA
Hector Esrawe, Ignacio Cadena
Esrawe is the founder of the cross-disciplinary design firm Esrawe Studio that develops furniture and interior design solutions for commercial spaces. He is inspired by traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art, and his works are playful, sometimes humorous, and organic.
Cadena is owner and creative director of CADENA+ASOC. CONCEPT DESIGN, which combines art and science using painting, graphic design, photography, sculpture, video, marketing, architecture, and industrial design to generate award-winning works.
Esrawe and Cadena brought their design firms together more than six years ago to form E + C.
A leading agency for temporary public interactive installations, Creos connects owners, creators, and distributors of public art around the world so installations can travel and shine on the international stage.
Creos offers a portfolio of very diverse installations that give visitors a unique sensory and interactive experience that changes based on the location and the users. Creos also offers expert consulting services for technology and art in public spaces, and project management services for the creation and development of participative installations.
Creators: Esrawe + Cadena
Lighting and Interactive Conception: Serge Maheu
Tour producer: Creos