Maker Profile: Paulo Goldstein

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Paulo Goldstein is a Maker who has a passion for making things and a deep interest in art and design. He graduated Fine Art at FAAP in 2003 before going on to work as magazine illustrator. Recently he completed his Masters in Industrial Design at University of the Arts London’s Central Saint Martins college.

Repair is Beautiful is Paulo’s most recent work which, began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that caused the financial crisis, which has affected our lives since 2008. In a time of uncertainty, taking things into our own hands and having the feeling of control back can be very therapeutic. Repair is Beautiful aims to give back this feeling of control – by scaling down a major society problem to a human size and projecting frustration upon broken objects that can be repaired through design and craftsmanship. The final outcome is a collection of intriguingly repaired objects imbued with new meaning and functionality. The once rejected objects reflect the environment that created them and call us to question our society as a whole.

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