Paris & Los Ángeles, 2019 – ongoing
TOUCH is a social design enterprise that works with collaborators and partners around the world to accelerate positive change by designing products and implementing services, following the principals of sustainability and focusing on the collective. TOUCH sees Design as a contemporary tool that serves to empower people, increase wellbeing, protect the environment and transform the world. The goal is to create the most innovative and ecoefficient products and services while bringing income and education for communities all around the globe, and transform their lives through new opportunities that generates financial growth, sustainable living and environmental prosperity.
NOUVELLES VIES 2
In order to introduce reuse (upcyclying) as an everyday practice for creatives, Carola teamed up with Villette Makerz Fablab and La Réserve des Arts to launch the competition and sales exhibition called “Nouvelles Vies 2”. This competition was destined towards emerging designers and artists that wanted to experiment with secondary resources as primary material, combining new technologies offered at the Fablab with artisanal skills.
©Julien Rodriguez / Joseph Texeira
Carola was Founder and Director of ECODAR3, a creative consultant civil association promoted design and art with reusable and recyclable materials. through the comprehension and application of the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). This civil association -pioneer in its area- raised awareness, reinforced education and developed projects, programs and products with social and environmental responsibility. ECODAR included an “Ecolab”, which was an experimental laboratory for events , workshops and talks, covering all aspects of recycling and reuse of various materials, from food itself to eco-friendly architecture. This became a window in which artists, designers and architects could display their works and share their knowledge.
In 2009 , Ecodar 3 proposed to transform the Festival “Por el medio de la calle” (more than 5000 visitors) into a No waste event. Ecodar 3 proposed an organized system of collection and recycling of waste that was generated in this event. The proposal included the placement of collection points or ecological urban nodes with ecolounges to create awareness, education as well as transforming the “unpleasant” activity of throwing away your garbage into a useful and playful experience. (Caracas, Venezuela)
In 2011, Ecodar 3 developed for the Mayors office of Chacao municipality (71 K habitants) , the first educational and awareness pilot program promoting design and art with reusable and recyclable materials. through the comprehension and application of the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). ECODAR 3 designed, installed and animated for 6 months « ECOLAB », which was an experimental laboratory for events, workshops and talks, covering all aspects of recycling and reuse of various materials, from food itself to architecture.
In 2012, Ecodar 3, paved the way for an environmental awareness program intended for elementary grade students through the comprehension and application of the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by promoting design and art through reutilization and recycling by transforming the waste generated by SOLITA. (SOLITA de Venezuela has been recognized for its high quality in educational products and school supplies). This program included the training of more than 2000 teachers applied to more than 160 schools and extended to 70,000,00 students.