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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Oct

11

Cultural Management and Museums 2 2

DUE TO UNFORTUNATE ISSUES, THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. THE EVENT WILL BE RE-PLANNED VERY SOON. IF YOU WISH TO KNOW WHEN THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE, LET US KNOW BY EMAILING US!

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In the framework of the Cycle “Sharing Knowledge on Cultural Management” a new session will take place next 24 November from 15h to 16h30 London time.

Special speakers will join us in Dialogue Cafe of Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança), Rio de Janeiro (Cândido Mendes University), and Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) will be joining this global conversation.

 

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PROGRAMME

Moderator:

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Kátia de Marco, Coordinator of the Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro. Founder & President of the Brazilian Association of Cultural Management; Academic Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Cultural & Social Studies, Cultural Management MBI at Cândido Mendes University. And Antonio Parreiras Museum Director, in Niterói.

 

Special Speakers

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

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• Lucimara Letelier, Assistant Director of Arts of the British Council, Founder of Artefoco Cultural Management.

 

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia:

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• César Schofield Cardoso, photographer / filmmaker / webdeveloper

 

With the participation of Dialogue Café Lisboa. 

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Oct

6

The challenges of business development and internationalisation: makers share their testimonials 0 Reply

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a fourth global conversation on “The challenges of business development and internationalisation: makers share their testimonials” will take place next 27 October 2016 from 15h to 17h00 (London time) between Dialogue CafĂ© Évora, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.

 

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During this session, makers will discuss about the challenges of developing their business and strengthening their presence in the local and international market. 

Are makers and artisans using online platforms to sell their products?If yes, which are the best ones and why? And what about the local market, which are the best platforms for selling their products? In terms of business development, which are the major limitations makers face daily?  Makers will also discuss about the real cost of crafts. 

Download the concept note or contact us for further information.

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Sep

5

Crafting cultural heritage: how to promote intercultural dialogue and diversity through traditional crafts 0 Reply

A new generation of practitioners have espoused the “handcraft” movement propelled by these uniquely skilled independent designers and artists. Some of them look to history to nurture their making and provide an added value to their creations, the value of preserving knowledge and cultural heritage. Most of them become inspired by their own culture, other prefer to drink from other continents. At the same time, we share a rich cultural heritage as a result of centuries of exchange and migratory flows. Promoting cultural diversity is essential for contributing to economic and social cohesion.

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a third global conversation on “Crafting cultural heritage: how to promote intercultural dialogue and diversity through traditional crafts” will be held next 29 September 2016 from 16h to 17h30 (London time) between Dialogue CafĂ© Évora, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.

 

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During this session, participants will debate the intercultural bridges artisans might develop by inspiring their crafts product of different cultures and from different heritage.

How artisans look to their own cultural heritage? In which ways artisans provide innovation to their products? How artisans look to the possibilities of being inspired from other cultures and heritages? Is there a space for cultural diversity in the artisan market?

Download the cycle concept paper and the final programme or contact us for further information.

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Apr

20

Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences 0 Reply

 

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Craft Makers, a first session on “Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences” will be organised next 24 May from 17h to 18h30 connecting cities of Évora, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro. 

 

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During this session, special speakers and participants will analyse the opportunities and challenges this sector presents in each of the participating countries for the development of their societies. Different development dimensions, cultural, education, economic and social, will be addressed during the session, which will serve as introductory session for the whole cycle.

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Feb

24

Women´s Empowerment through Creative Industries 2 2

 

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Source: http://economia.icaew.com

“Creative industries are those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill, and talent, and have potential for job creation through the generation and exploitation of ideas or imagination. Using this broad definition, creative industries range from advertising and social media to the likes of agribusiness, design, and handicrafts. Creative industries provide a platform to support the sustained empowerment of women. In communities across the world, rich cultural value and traditional designs have been protected and nurtured by women through creative industries.”[1]

 

The rise of the creative industries presents significant opportunities for transforming women´s energy into new ideas, organisation and a future vision for societies. The sessions will address some of the critical policy approaches that are required to promote creative entrepreneurship among women and young women.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by women in terms of employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship within the creative sector and to reinforce networking opportunities.

Based on the main recommendations identified by international organisations such as UNCTAD[1], UNIDO and UNESCO, the Dialogue Café Network organises a session on women´s empowerment through creative industries focused on the following topics:

  • Women´s participation in Creative Industries.
  • Creative Young Women: sharing testimonials, needs and added value.
  • Good practices, Partnerships and Networking.

PROGRAMME

The session will take place next Thursday 24 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time connecting DCs in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Misala Zukorlić, Cordinator in creative workskops for kids, ZVRK
  • Daniela Roglić, Manager in fashion and event decoration studio ATELJE
  • Benida Ćorović, Creative Director in INKO-home art
  • Irma Totic Nokić, Fashion designer

Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL): 

Other participants will join us in Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

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[1] United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[1] UNIDO GENDER Newsletter No. 4

[2] “Building a Digital Economy: The importance of saving jobs in the EU’s creative industries”, TERA Consultants, March 2010.

[3] Commission Recommendation on the digitalization and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, C(2011) 7579 final, 27.10.2011

[4] Creative Europe Programme

[5] United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Thank Vanessa! We are very excited with this session. Thank you for joining us. More details will be shared very soon!.
daliasendra on 2017.04.11