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learning from nature: a design conversation with rebeca méndez and matthew jull

ucla arts
may 13, 2020

in this episode of works in progress, méndez discusses how her formative life experiences shaped her artistic practice. from family vacations to explore jungle ruins in her home country of mexico, to being a young gymnast on mexico's olympic team who couldn't compete after mexico withdrew from the games in protest, to being raised by chemical engineers who instilled in her a scientific rigor and love of research that informs her approach to art and design.

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