10.03.2014

The Ministry of Science participated in the 40th BAAM - Argentina Fashion Week

From March 10 to 19 in Buenos Aires Sheraton - Salon San Isidro, the Science Portfolio participates with its own space showcasing a new collection of clothing and masks wore by native peoples.

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The Ministry of Science participated in the 40th BAAM - Argentina Fashion Week

The space of the Ministry of Science in the 40th BAAM - Argentina Fashion Week.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation participates in the 40th BAAM - Argentina Fashion Week which takes place from March 10 to 12 and from March 14 to 19, from 5PM to 11 PM, at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel, Salon San Isidro. The Science portfolio has its own space where visitors can enjoy a collection of clothes and masks wore by native peoples and a virtual fitting room to experience these garments digitally.

The space invites visitors to learn about the raw materials used by indigenous peoples as mocovíes, aymara or tehuelches. It also helps to understand influences and techniques developed by selk'nam, Chane, Mapuche and wichí to make his sandals, headbands and masks. Additionally, films about the production cycle of the wool of llama and vicuna are screened and images of masks and clothing are displayed.

An extensive collection of silverware, accessories, shoes, bags, caps and ritual elements is also exhibited, and guides trained in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Buenos Aires answer inquiries from the audience about the meaning of these objects.

Understanding the origins, traditions and developments of the original peoples are of great importance to identify our cultural roots and to understand multiculturalism. This initiative is additional to other actions in which the Ministry of Science participates such as the restoration project of the archaeological site “El Shincal”, located in the province of Catamarca and the space “Anthropology, Ethnography and Archaeology” on mega exhibition Technopolis.

The space of the Ministry of Science in one of the most prestigious fashion event of the country is held together with the audiovisual equipment of the Conicet Documental and the Foundation of Natural History Félix de Azara.

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