Interwoven is a family of objects designed for the Latin diaspora communities, aimed at addressing the trauma caused by the separation of undocumented families due to detention or deportation.

The main artifact is Corazon, a heartbeat imitator that records the user’s pulse and recreates it through a haptic motor. The user’s heartbeat can then be carried around by their loved ones after separation, creating a sense of closeness and reassurance. The casing and charging station of Corazon is an abstraction of traditional Virgin Mary sculptures merged with the Venus of Valdivia, a pre-Columbian ceramic figure representative of motherhood and fertility.

Pratt Institute

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