Vero is a pioneering woman in the field of sculpture with hemp lime as a material - commonly used in other industries, such as architecture. Next to her studies of architecture she works in her studio in Lichtenberg, Berlin.
Mélanie Wehrli lives and works in Berlin, practices intuitive cooking, and runs a kitchen focusing on plant-based meals, zero-waste policy, and experimentation. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
Marie Capesius is a photographer who studied at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie and has been photographing foodculture days events since 2017. Filmed as part of the foodculture day Biennale in Vevey, CH in 2021.
foodculture days is a platform for the exchange of knowledge around food. PIONIRA accompanied this year's second chapter of the Biennale "from the forest's ashes" in Vevey, Switzerland at the end of May 2021.
Bosna Quilt Werkstatt is real cross-border teamwork: Lucia designs the quilts in Bregenz, Austria and 11 women in Bosnia stitch them together by hand with the most beautiful patterns. The project originated in 1993 in a refugee home in Vorarlberg, during the Bosnia War and has grown ever since.
Exploring green design and natural building materials with the aim to improve life quality while meeting environmental guidelines with Catarina Pinto.
Female pioneers Anahory Almeida re-value traditional crafts in their architectural practice, transforming Portuguese culture from tradition to innovation.
Emilia's energy immediately fascinates the curious onlooker, passing on her rare knowledge about tapete de Arraiolos, a traditional Portuguese rug technique.
Clara Lab is a holistic design research center in south Portugal, exploring sustainable development and stressing the importance to re-invent a rural future.
Mizette Nielsen preserves a piece of Portuguese cultural history by keeping alive regional weaver patterns for textile manufacturing with remixed colours.
All about PIONIRA's beginnings. A dialogue between Lena and Charlotte, regarding motivations and goals behind the upcoming architecture podcast and PIONIRA as a whole.