May

19

What Design Can Do 4 Social Change! 0 Reply

Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries – 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.

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Aim

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.

PROGRAMME

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

  • JoĂŁo 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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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. 

 

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Apr

12

Exchange of Repair Cafés 0 Reply

We seem to have forgotten that we can repair things. Our current model of consumption invite us to buy new things even before thinking we can repair them so that things are also produced following short-life expectation. However, in 2009 a new concept was developed by Martine Postma and the first Repair Café was held at Fine Wood Theater, Amsterdam-West. Following these two steps, the Repair Café Foundation was set up on 2 March 2010 in order to support local groups in setting up their own Repair Cafés. The network of Repair Cafés, continuously and strongly growing includes over 1100 Repair Cafés operating around the world.

With the aim of promoting mutual learning by bringing together different Repair Cafes from the world as well as stimulating the dissemination of this concept in order to promote the opening of new Repair Cafés, Dialogue Café Network is organising an Exchange session of Repair Cafes in the framework of the Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship so that, social entrepreneurs motivated with the idea of promoting sustainable societies and community development will have access to experiences and mutual learning to open new Repair Cafés.

 

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

The session will be held on 4 May from 15h to 17h London time.

For more information, contact us!

 

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]

Speakers:

 

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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Jan

26

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship 0 Reply

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

Overview

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Café Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women´s empowerment through creative industries and on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change, and in 2016 on incubation models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify the need of organising follow-up activities focused social entrepreneurship. Activities including exchanges, networking opportunities, trainings, conferences and seminars.

In this framework and with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities, as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship, a cycle on social entrepreneurship will be implemented in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

With this project we aim at stregthening youth entrepreneurs capacities, developing networking opportunities, promoting global exchanges, identifying good practices, addressing the needs of social entrepreneurs and developing a global community on social entrepreneurship around Dialogue Cafe Network.

Source: The Inspiring Entreprise

 

How the cycle will be implemented?

Activities will be organised each month (with exception of holidays periods) and will alternate, conferences, debates, exchanges and meetings. The topics proposed are:

 

  • Becoming a change-maker, 2 February 2017
  • Conference on Business models for Social Entrepreneurs: removing clichĂ©s and clarifying concepts: association, social entreprise, cooperatives; March 2017.
  • Debate on What design can do for social change?; April 2017
  • Global Exchange of Repair Cafes; May2017.
  • New Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs: Conference on Circular Economy; June 2017
  • Fab Labs Exchange: sharing knowledge and challenges; September 2017
  • Celebrating the old persons day by sharing social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at empowering the elder; October 2017
  • Meeting the Angels: fundraising opportunities for social entrepreneurs; November 2017
  • Sharing knowledge on Social Entrepreneurship: Latest research findings, December 2017.

 

Registration and Further information 

For further information and registration, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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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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