May

4

Sharing Knowledge on Refugees Social Inclusion through Artisanship and Culture 0 Reply

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According to the UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide reached 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the highest level since World War II with a 40% increase taking place since 2011. More than a million forcibly displaced people, migrants and refugees, crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. Ensuring their integration and full participation in the economic, social, and political life of the society in which they live is a right that needs to be ensured if we wish to guarantee their social inclusion and the observance of their human rights.

In several contexts, arts and culture, more specifically traditional artisanship have been used as vehicle for displaced people social inclusion as making things by hand using centuries-old techniques and traditional knowhow might firstly, promote their empowerment and integration through employment opportunities and self-confidence increase; secondly, contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in need of safeguarding because of forced migrations and conflicts.

In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association is organising this session with the aim of sharing knowledge and promoting mutual learning on how artisanship can be used to promote displaced people social inclusion and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. With this purpose concrete initiatives being implemented will share their experiences and serve as inspiration for other organisations working in those fields.

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.

The session will take place next 25 May from 15h to 17h London time.

PROGRAMME[1]

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Artisanship: empowering people, preserving know-how:

  • Flore de Taisne & Edmund Le Brun, Ishkar, Paris

Facing together the challenge of ensuring refugees social inclusion:

Artisanship as vector for refugees’ social inclusion. Sharing European experiences. 

 

[1] provisional version

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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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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.

Dowload the provisional programme!!

For more information, kindly contact Dialogue Cafe Association.

 

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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