2019 Session Description

Wabi-Sabi Restore
Honour the precious edges within you

For adults (teens welcome) • 90 minutes
Category: Insight
Maximum Participants: 20
Friday 10:45am • Daniel Centre
Time and location subject to change (what isn't?)

When a bowl or precious vase falls and breaks into a thousand pieces, we throw them away angrily and regretfully. But we don't see that when objects are damaged, many new edges appear. The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic vision for repairing them is based on "the beauty of imperfection", the restoration highlights the edges as part of the new object.

In this workshop we will apply restoration techniques in a real damaged piece, as a way to reflect on the role of damaged places in our life.

Be prepared to get dirty and sticky. And beware, the sharp edges might hurt.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Reflect about the beauty of imperfection (in an object and in your life)
  • Find some meaning for your damaged places
  • Take home a unique work of art to remember what you experienced
Leonardo Muñoz
Santiago, Chile
An international innovation consultant, Leo Muñoz has led innovation capabilities and creative skills development projects in many organizations in South America and Europe.

University professor of postgraduate courses about creativity (Innovation Masters, MBA, and other innovation certificates from Universidad Católica of Chile and other Chilean Universities) and Member of Facilitators Without Borders.

He is a certified Productive Thinking facilitator and certified facilitator’s trainer in Managing Innovation from the University of Brighton (UK), holds innovation and business certificates from Notre Dame University, Creative Problem Solving Institute and UCLA – Anderson School of Management (USA), and an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development.

Leonardo is an architect from Universidad Católica (but is mostly recovered from that). Currently he is CEO of ThinkX Chile and board member of other commercial companies.


Leonardo is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

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