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Ciao, Juan José

Today, after a weekend that has struck us deep through the heart, Future Concept Lab cries on, in memory of Juan José (de San Martin).
Friday afternoon, September 6th, José traveled his final stretch of road, together with his marvelous motorcycle. He left us like this, on a day like any other, after lunch, in the afternoon of a day where he would have been carrying out his everyday rituals, in Buenos Aires: from picking up his children, to spending time with his mother – living his projects and passions, intensely. The memories are endless and this is wonderful. We travelled with José on multiple adventures, both of work and of life, of celebration and of professional commitment, since we met him, thanks to Domus Academy. A special class, that of 98’: with Jose were Lucia, Wonhee and Giovanni, who in 99’ together with Ilanit, Mercedes, Sabina and Johannes started the project Genius Loci Lab, thus beginning their long professional career here in FCL. José has been with us for a long time, even when, returned to Buenos Aires, the ocean separated us in everyday life. In recent years, he has also been supporting us in Brazil, by the sides of Sabina and Francesco. Until Friday.
Mercedes wrote us yesterday that José once put the words of the poem As I Began to Love Myself, by Charlie Chaplin on Facebook. The poem finishes in this way…“We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born.”

It’s beautiful to remember José in this way: from the chaos of life a star is born. You will always be with us.