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Monica Fajardo

When have we, in the history of humanity, not talked about love? This famed feeling has been materialized in a number of ways, from being sculpted in ancient civilizations, to being written into heart wrenching poems, and built into artificial intelligence in memory of loved ones (Replika [1]). As the magic potion to all of our ailments, it seems we have chosen to live our entire lifespans actively searching for love as the Minotaur of Greek mythology desperately sought for the exit of his intricate labyrinth. As designer myself, I can’t help but wonder: is it possible to rein in…


A collection of my personal things that I’ve acquired over time that have a deeper significance for me.
A collection of my personal things that I’ve acquired over time that have a deeper significance for me.
My intimate relationship with artifacts. Photo by Mónica Fajardo

We’ve grown used to being constantly surrounded by artificial and manmade objects: they are tools that have imposed themselves as a medium to interact with and better understand the world we live in. Our close relationship to artifacts can be traced back to the moment we are born and is almost considered as meaningful as a romantic relationship we may have with another person, as it is tied to powerful emotions such as love, jealousy, pride, curiosity, and anger as well as friendship and companionship ¹. When, exactly, do we initiate such an intimate engagement with objects?

Monica Fajardo

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