Nov

9

Craftivism at Dialogue Café! 0 Reply

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OVERVIEW

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´s 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. 

PROGRAMME

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Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Central 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)

CONTACTS AND REGISTRATION

Dialogue CafĂ© Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) – Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

Sep

27

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 CafĂ©s based in Évora, 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.

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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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Apr

27

Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship 0 Reply

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In 2017, the national exchange of Fab Labs of Portugal will take place in Évora and will be hosted by ÉvoraTech. In this context, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Manager of Dialogue CafĂ© Évora and FABLAB ÉvoraTech – Incubator of Technology-Based Companies of Évora, proposes to organise a debate on “Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship” to be held on 26 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time in the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers organised by Dialogue CafĂ© Association.

 

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The main objectives of this session are firstly, to promote a reflection on how to marriage technology and traditional handmade artisanship in order to innovate this creative sector. Secondly, promoting mutual learning and sharing successful initiatives of cooperation between FabLabs and Crafts Makers.

For this purpose, Crafts Makers and FabLabs will be invited to present their views and experiences of cooperation and development of new projects involving technology and innovation.

Special Speakers:

For more detailed information contact Dialogue Café Association.

 

 

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Mar

29

Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System 2 2

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers being implemented by Dialogue Café Association and Fashion Revolution Movement in Portugal, both entities propose to organise a Roundtable on “Sustainable Clothing: More than a Trendy Approach, the Responsibility of Rethinking the Fashion System” with the aim of sharing feedback of experiences of different projects disrupting or reconsidering the Fashion System in their countries, namely Brazil, France, Portugal.

 


Fashion Revolution Movements and relevant projects based in the participating countries will be involved in this wide and precious discussion focusing on transparency at different levels, business activities; supply chains; and respect for social, human and environmental issues.

During the session, initiatives proposing innovative practices aimed at transforming the Fashion Industry by bringing ethics, sustainability, tracking and traceability to their production processes will take the floor, present their projects and share their contribution towards a safer, cleaner, more fair and beautiful future for fashion.

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PROGRAMME[1]

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Addresses:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon – From 15h to 17h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Av. de Berna 45, Lisboa – Sala 03)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Paris – From 16h to 18h Local time (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – France Delegation, 39 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris)
  • Dialogue CafĂ© Rio de Janeiro – From 11h to 13h Local time (UCAM – Candido Mendes University – Rua da AssemblĂ©ia, 10 TĂ©rreo, Centro 20011-901 Rio de Janeiro)

For more information download the concept paper or contact Fashion Revolution Portugal / Dialogue Café.

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Nov

8

Sustainable clothing vs Fast fashion 2 2

Each week we discover something new about the negative impact the fast fashion industry is having in people´s live and our planet, because the abuse of resources, human and naturals. Confronting this challenge, people, aware and committed, decide to engage and be part of a global or local change. Our commitment for a better future may come from different routes, changing our consumption way of life, thinking about the impact of our daily life, or why not, sewing our own clothes.

The DIY (Do It Yourself) movement and attitude is growing faster for some years now. The list of introductory workshops offered, creative sewing magazines sold, and number of interactions on Pinterest focused on DIY tips, are only few, but strong indicators of the power this movement is acquiring globally. Nevertheless, the DIY movement is having greater impact and seems to serve as powerful injection of motivation for creativity. What started as a hobby becomes stronger and more stable with business projection. The number of makers and sustainable aimed fashion projects increased, but it is this trend having a real impact on the fast fashion industry? Which are the other elements having an influence in the development of sustainable fashion initiatives?

 

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers launched in April 2016, Dialogue Café Association is organising a global conversation on “Sustainable clothing, it´s the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?”.

The session will take place on 29 November from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DCs based in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special speakers will join us in:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Diana Pais, Founder of Cose Mais and Miss Castelinhos; Teresa Carvalheira, Board Member of Fashion Revolution Portugal; Joana Tadeu, Co-Founder of A Montra / The Window Sustainable Curators; RĂ©mi, Director of Charivari Lab; Ana Rita Albuquerque from VOLUME Atelier; and Sara Mazurca of Mazurca Handmade.

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Michelle Narita, Co-Founder of Slow Down Fashion, Helena Rocha from Pipa Social, and SĂ­lvia Blumberg from SĂ­lvia Blumberg Joias.

Makers, creative and engaged people are invited to participate in this debate and discuss about how the DIY movement can, in one hand, fight against the impact the fast fashion has in our planet, in other hand, strengthen sustainable clothing initiatives.

For more information about the session download the concept paper and the programme!

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Jun

15

“Dialogue and conciliation between tradition and design means innovation?” 0 Reply

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a second global conversation on “Dialogue and conciliation between tradition and design means innovation?” will be held next 28 July at 17h (London time) between Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.

During this session, participants will debate the borders established between tradition and modernity and how artisans can dialogue between both by playing with design in order to reach innovation and provide an added value to their crafted goods.

 

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How older and young artisans apply tradition and design in their work in each participating country? How can we define the relationship between Designers and Artisans? Is there an interface for a well-balanced and mutually beneficial relationship applicable to worldwide crafts sector? Is traditional artisanship under the influence of the market? Can design provide new solutions to handicrafts?

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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