Created in 2014 by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, Fundación Casa Wabi, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, is a non-profit, civil organization that aims to promote collaboration and social commitment through art. With five community-based programs including international artist residencies in Mexico and Japan, the foundation adopts its name from the concept “Wabi-Sabi,” which represents a vision of the world focused on the acceptance of the ephemeral and the imperfect. Stephen Burks will be in conversation with artistic curator Alberto Ríos de la Rosa on the origins of the visionary project, its current goals, and the future of artistic community collaborations.
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The world is shifting gears again now, as online connection gives way once more to in-person events. With this in mind, we have decided to transition from our regular weekly broadcast. Design in Dialogue will still continue in the fall of 2021 and beyond, with occasional new interviews. The archive will remain freely viewable in perpetuity, serving as a vital primary source of this moment.