Alentejo Mini Maker Faire! 0 Reply

From 11 to 12 May, the international Alentejo Mini Maker Faire 2018 will be held in √Čvora (Portugal).


Organised by our partners, the ADRAL –¬†Alentejo¬†Regional¬†Development Agency, host of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora, the Alentejo Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity to meet extraordinary and creative people who love learning and making. From engineers to artists, scientifists and artisans, the fair will be a momentum where they will present their ideas, experiences and projects.

The event is being organised in partnership with the Municipality of Evora in the framework of the Speed Talent project, funded by the programme Alentejo 2020.

Free access is provided upon registration. For further information, read the press release (in Portuguese) or visit their Facebook page.

Contact: Alexandra Correia | alexandra.correia@adral.pt | +351 266 769 150




Craftivism at Dialogue Café! 0 Reply

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Flyer


The main goal of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers is to promote exchanges and dialogue between different crafts makers around the world with the aim, in one hand, of identifying the challenges and opportunities of this promising creative sector in future economies, in the other hand, promoting a dialogue and transmission of know-how between traditional and innovative artisans, between senior and young generations.

Indeed, in today¬īs increasingly virtual world, making things by hand using centuries-old techniques, traditional crafts provided with a new design approach are fulfilling the market of online business and also starts-ups. In this context, crafts are also used as language for gentle protest and social change. Indeed, Craftivism is a form of activism addressing anti-capitalism, environmentalism, feminism or any other social issue or cause. Centered on practices of handicrafts, craftivism includes various forms of needlework among many other as ceramics, screen-printing, paperwork, wood, glass, illustration, etc.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, are organising a session on Craftivism with the aim of sharing information about initiatives using crafts a powerful tool for gentle protest, social change, collective empowerment, personal development, but also action, expression and networking. During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal, Serbia and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

The session will take place next 23 November from 15h to 17h Lisbon time / 13h to 15h Rio de Janeiro time. 


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Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation РCentral Building Room 3):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

Special connection from Argentina:

With the participation of Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Candido Mendes)


Dialogue Café Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro¬†(Candido Mendes University) ‚Äď Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Dialogue Caf√© Novi Pazar ‚Äď Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)



Empowering the elder! 0 Reply



Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of Dialogue Caf√© Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women¬īs empowerment through creative industries and creative hubs and entrepreneurship for social change, and in 2016 on¬†incubation ¬†models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify follow-up activities on social entrepreneurship.

In this framework a cycle of sessions on social entrepreneurship will be launched in 2017 with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship. The cycle will address, once per month, a topic and challenge previously identified by the community and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

Session¬īs Overview

From ideas to implementation, social innovation initiatives are explicitly designed to meet a recognised social need, drive societal change by providing effective (than existing) solutions and empower beneficiaries by creating new roles, developing new communities, strengthening competences and focusing on their knowledge and capacities.

The application of social innovation strategies in the area of ageing is an interesting approach to tackle the challenges and opportunities of this 21st century main societal issue.

The objective of this session organised by Dialogue Café is in one hand, disseminate social innovation initiatives aimed at empowering elderly implemented in several and different countries; in other hand, provide to social entrepreneurs thinking on working in this field, inspiration and knowledge about good practices.

With this purpose, members of social innovation organisations working in the field of active-ageing and social entrepreneurs will be invited to join us and participate in this discussion.


Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) 

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University):


Dialogue Café Lisbon / Dialogue Café Association РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro ‚Äď Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)




Business Development & Internationalisation for Crafts Makers! 2 2

Dialogue Café is come back with interesting and useful sessions!


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In the framework of our cycle¬†Global Exchange of Crafts Makers,¬†Dialogue Caf√©s based in √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on “Business Development and internationalisation” with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to strengthen their business and promote its development at the international level, as well as sharing information on business sustainability and shared business strategies.

During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

Download the programme!

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The session will take place next 26 October from 15h to 17h London time in our respective locations: 

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Jornalismo em Língua Portuguesa 0 Reply

Os pa√≠ses de l√≠ngua portuguesa n√£o t√™m uma tradi√ß√£o de partilha de tem√°ticas jornal√≠sticas e em muitos casos s√£o raramente abordados nos √≥rg√£os de comunica√ß√£o social dos outros pa√≠ses. Contribuir para compreender as din√Ęmicas do jornalismo em cada um dos pa√≠ses de forma a poder contribuir para uma maior coopera√ß√£o ou colabora√ß√£o entre eles √© um objetivo importante para o contexto da l√≠ngua portuguesa. No seguimento do ciclo sobre jornalismo j√° iniciado e trabalho em v√°rias sess√Ķes do Dialogue Caf√©, propomos afunilar esta discuss√£o a um p√ļblico mais espec√≠fico e que representa o futuro, propomos por isso o trabalho com estudantes de jornalismo de Cabo Verde, Brasil e Portugal.

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Os objetivos desta primeira sess√£o s√£o a) p√īr o √Ęmbito acad√©mico do jornalismo de Cabo Verde, Brasil e Portugal a discutir quest√Ķes base do jornalismo, fazendo a contextualiza√ß√£o do que passa no sector em cada um dos pa√≠ses; b) contribuir para o networking de jornalismo dos tr√™s pa√≠ses com vista a poss√≠veis colabora√ß√Ķes e coopera√ß√£o.


Moderação: Ana Pinto Martinho, CIES РCentro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia РISCTE-IUL

 Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia: 

  • Margarida Fontes, Jornalista, Televis√£o de Cabo Verde
  • Carlos Santos, Jornalista e Director da Inforpress, Ag√™ncia Caboverdiana de Not√≠cias

 Dialogue Café Lisboa:

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

Para inscri√ß√Ķes e mais informa√ß√Ķes, podem contactar a Associa√ß√£o Dialogue Caf√©.




What Design Can Do 4 Social Change! 0 Reply

Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries ‚Äď finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. It is about rethinking and re engaging existing paradigms to stimulate new futures. Questioning the global context of design, consumption & production can bring us to sustainable solutions and social change. Design and innovation include different perspectives: eco-design tools, design-led thinking tools and methods of developing project and programme strategies. Schools of Design need to provide to students with technical knowledge and skills to achieve more sustainable interventions, encourages design-led thinking and innovation through first-hand experiences from business, engineering and design perspectives.

20170406_Session on What Design Can Do for Social Change


The objective of this session organised between the IADE European University (Lisbon) and Dialogue Café Association is to share knowledge and promote mutual learning on what design can do for social change.

With this purpose, during the session the IADE European University (Lisbon) and the Paris College of Arts (Paris) will present research and initiatives developed and address the main challenge of how can we improve social change by applying methodologies of design-thinking and/or product design.

Students of design, social entrepreneurs, designers and any person interested in making changes happen are welcome to join us and participate in this discussion.


The role of research on promoting Design for Social Change and Sustainable Innovation:

Design strategies for social change and community development

Case study projects of applied design research

  • Jo√£o Bernarda, Collaborative Design Methodologies Empowers Resilience of Communities, IADE European University, Lisbon
  • Hugo Rocha, Paradigm shift in Design Education to boost Strategic Innovations, Sustainable Solutions and Social Change, IADE European University, Lisbon

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Thank you Augusta! your words are very important for us. Our work is made for the others, for a better worlds as you mentioned. See you soon!
daliasendra on 2017.10.25