Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design


Industrial Design

First Advisor

Charlie Cannon

Second Advisor

Namita Vijay Dharia

Third Advisor

Diana Estabridis


In order to understand the social and political issues faced by the Peruvian community in the present day, it is necessary to get acquainted with one of the most significant moments of its history: The “colonial Knot” – The systems put in place after the arrival of European colonizers to the American continent. By crafting a communal experience centered around the mealspace, a key element in Peruvian Identity, I hope to bring awareness to the social tensions, violent structures and remnants of colonial rule that persist to this day. In developing an uncomfortable experience, I am researching whether exposure to objects derived from shared history can serve as effective conversation starters. Accepting, Embracing and Understanding the implications of the colonial knot is the first step towards building a more braided and common Peruvian Identity and Experience.


View exhibition online: Charlie Herbozo-Vidal, Sobremesa



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