Paris , 2019 – ongoing
VIA was created in 1979 by CODIFAB and the French Ministry for Industry. It aims to develop and promote creation and innovation in the furniture, decoration and private and urban development sectors, both in France and abroad.For nearly 40 years, le French Design imagine the future of France’s art de vivre for new generations of people, each one progressively more connected, nomadic and hungry for meaningful and emotional experiences – but also increasingly conscious of their budget and the impact they have on the planet.
As part of the French Design committee Carolina Tinoco is collaborating to produce a Sustainable Design Innovation Study , events and other multimedia activities to generate debate and create a pluridisciplinary think tank to accelerate positive change by following the principals of sustainability, circular design and focusing on the collective.
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.