Hernán Lira began making toys and puppetsat the age of 16. He is inspired by his own experiences and the culture, poetry, and music of his homeland, as well as by the artists and craftspeople he’s met in his travels around the world. To spread toy making and puppet making in his native country of Argentina, he has developed workshops for children and designed and built thematic series of automata. The series “Juguetes con Oficio” (Toys with a Trade) is an homage to the culture of work and represents the variety of trades that have been around him since childhood.
We often invite artists, scientists, educators, and jacks-of-all-trades to co-develop ideas, activities, and learn about new technologies. Learn more about these tinkerers, their work, and their involvement with the Tinkering Studio.