In 1988 I was born in Chile as Luis Alfonso, grew up as Koto and I remember myself as an active, expressive and curious kid. I didn’t graduate from two years of Psychology, although I did as a bachelor’s degree in Social Communications in Chile and as Master in Creative Advertising in Italy. I didn’t know I would be an eternal student.
Designer, artist, photographer and entrepreneur, but overall, an ideas generator. Currently finishing up my second year of the Master of Arts in Creative Sustainability at Aalto University where my thesis explores how material waste defamiliarization through artistic means could catalyse creativity. Along with, I’m too shaping ReSources Finland and ReSources Zanzibar. Nevertheless my days are also about studying German and some Swahili for a reason or two.
Moving out of Finland by the end of 2020, the next hometown is open and not defined just yet. After so many unpredictable events happening in the past, I can only hope to be accepting to what’s coming up, transit through upcoming challenges with equanimity and good energy. Furthermore, why not challenge current standards and trigger change and a shift to new heights towards an actually sustainable future. An inquisitive bridge for ideas of all sizes, matters and colours.
Jordi Garreta [Catalunya] www.jordigarreta.com / Gustavo Zamorano [Chile] www.g-z.cl / Diego Carucci [Venezuela] www.diegocarucci.com / Rotem Nagar [Israel/Egypt] www.memoryholes.net / Trinidad Davanzo [Chile] www.trinidavanzo.com / Irene Rovbelle [Russia] www.irenebelous.com / Evelina Simaskaite [Lithuania] www.evelinasim.com / Stella Keppo [Finland] www.stellakeppo.com / Danilo Gallo [Argentina] www.gallodanilo.com
Portrait in Dhungentar, Nepal 2019 ~ born in Santiago, Chile · based in Espoo, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org ©Luis Alfonso Monje 1988-2020