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Research project

Commensalism is a form of biological interaction in which one of the participants gets a benefit from the other without harming him.

The Tillandsias, the species I have investigated, is a clear example of a commensal nature. They are plants that grow on trees or rocks but at no time parasitize them. They only benefit from the shade and humidity that these rocks and trees provide them, being a nice example of coexistence.

This investigation project has focused on managing to weave the Tillandsia Usneoides, also known as air moss, in order to create a garment that is permanently alive and can even flourish. For this I have studied the practices of indigenous weaving: in loom and with natural fibers.

This is a living garment, with periods of life long sustained over time.