Workshop participants later visited CITEmadera, a technological timber innovation center. Executive Director Jessica Moscoso explained CITEmadera’s current projects, and participants toured the facilities, learning more about on-site activities. They then traveled to Pamplona Alta, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Lima where TECHO is building emergency housing. They joined FSC staff, TECHO volunteers and community members to help paint some of the houses built by TECHO.
In the evening, participants were joined at the CASACOR gallery by NGO and government representatives, including the Vice Minister for Agricultural Policy, to view an exhibition which brought together the most prestigious artists, architects, designers and decorators in the country. Here, FSC launched its ‘Under the Tree’ space. This installation links wood as a resource, represented by a ficus tree more than a hundred years old, and wood as a product, represented by a wooden platform consisting of concentric circles mirroring the growth rings of the tree.
The event was covered in major national newspapers in Peru such as El Peruano and El Comercio.BACK TO OVERVIEW