in december 2003 eleven students of the ‘man & humanity’ masters’ course of the design academy eindhoven, the netherlands left for peru for a period of seven weeks. part of this innovative course is an exchange project conducted in cooperation with the lima-based ‘allpa’ company this dutch-peruvian company operates on the basis of ‘fair trade’ and social responsibility. the purpose of the journey was to combine design with social commitment in a social context, to design new products with local people, using traditional techniques. the fruitful exchange of ideas between young designers and experienced artisans, documented by many beautiful objects and photographs of the workshops, was on show in the exhibition ‘made in peru’ at the frankfurt fair ‘ambiente’ (11. – 15. 02. 2005)