Jorge González – Puerto Rico

Photo credit: Quique Cabanillas

Jorge González‘s work can be stated as a long-term theoretical-practical research on productive models and pre-colonial artisan techniques of Borikén. Jorge’s practice is commonly collective and implies mutual learning processes from which approaches are derived to understand the relationships between the native and the modern, between the industrial and the manual, between the amateur and the master.

In 2014, he founded Escuela de Oficios, an underlying support structure of his practice, in response to dominant historical omissions and deteriorating academic spaces. By proposing and attempting a recovery through community regeneration, EO creates spaces for collective learning and promotes self-directed education.