A designer working and experimenting with rubber, Alexander Amir Khan intends to o deepen his knowledge of Hevea brasiliensis during a residency in the North of Brazil, a region with a long history of rubber extraction. For his project, he intends to research historical facts of the area and exchange knowledge with locals, as well as to learn more about local traditional crafts of latex processing and manufacturing. At the end, he aims to discuss sustainable relationships between Brazil and Switzerland.
Alexander Amir Khan [CH] is a surface designer specialising on textile materials and creating repetitive and placed patterns. Alexander does not only apply his knowledge to textiles but also many more different surfaces and materials. One of his main attributes is generating ideas and concepts from beginning to end. Inspired by heritage and craft, Alexander fuses old and new with his contemporary mindset and skills.