A lively crowd joined New York-based activist designer Tatiana Pagés to kick off and celebrate her unique and socially conscious public art project that will be running as a pop up gallery through June 11th, Thomas Schutte, President of Pratt Institute, even stopped by to show his support!
LAIO is a handcrafted collection of sustainable jewelry from recycled materials to encourage social and environmental responsibility through design.
Sixty percent of proceeds from jewelry sales from LAIO will be donated to AID FOR AIDS, a non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and the population at large by developing their abilities and capacities in comprehensive prevention through access to treatment, advocacy, education and training to improve their quality of life and reduce stigma and discrimination.
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PHOTOS BY JAMIE MARTINEZ
New York-based activist designer Tatiana Pagés
Artist Pablo Gnecco next to his installation.