In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, a fourthÂ global conversation on “The challenges of business development and internationalisation: makers share their testimonials” will take placeÂ next 27 October 2016 from 15h to 17h00 (London time) between Dialogue CafĂ© Ă‰vora, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, Dialogue CafĂ© LisbonÂ and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.
During this session, makers will discuss about the challenges of developing their business and strengthening their presence in the local and international market.Â
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? Â Makers will also discuss about the real cost of crafts.Â
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A new generation of practitioners have espoused the â€śhandcraftâ€ť 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© Ă‰vora, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar, Dialogue CafĂ© LisbonÂ and Dialogue Cafe Rio de Janeiro.
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 theÂ cycle concept paper and theÂ final programme or contact us for further information.
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 28Â July at 17h (London time) betweenÂ Dialogue CafĂ© LisbonÂ 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.
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?Â Is traditional artisanship under the influence of the market? Can design provide new solutions to handicrafts?
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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are delighted to announce our forthcoming event, “All about Arts & Crafts/ New online platforms for sales and collaboration” which will take place on 25th November between Dialogue Cafe Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.
By invitation of Dialogue CafĂ© Rio the artisan, design consultant and researcher, Claire Santanna Freeman, will be discussing the challenges for sustainable development of artisanal products in Brazil presented in her book “The productive chain on the Economy of Arts & Crafts in Brazil” (to be published in December) and her last findings in the field of fair trade, sustainable and solidarity production and retail.
Claire S. Freeman, creative producers of handcrafts in Amsterdam and experts that know everything about sales and collaboration platforms like etsy.com and fablab.org will talk about handcrafts and creative ideas to produce, sell, collaborate and work with sustainable resources.
4pm-6pm, Thursday the 25th of November
Doors open at 3.45pm and drinks after the event from 6pm to 7pm.
Location: Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam/ UCAM, Rua da AssemblĂ©ia, 10, Centro, Rio de Janeiro
Entrance is free/ please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join
More about the book of Claire Santanna Freeman:
Her book, winner of the Brazilian Association of Cultural Managment monograph thesis 2010 contest, discusses artisans, artisanal product and consumer relationships; discusses Arts & Crafts, Cultural Management, Cultural Economy and Solidarity Economy concepts; presents contemporary democratic possibilities for artisans participation in Brazilian Public Politics; describes Arts & Crafts EconomyÂ´s productive chain phases and its presence at the World Wide Web. Through an analysis and statistics research of the decade that ends in 2010 and an experience on teaching and consulting services (2006 to 2008) the present study objectives are: serve as a base for Artisans e Cultural Managers on their search for democratic and sustainable solutions that will benefit these small producers; serve as an aid on planning integrated actions with, directly or indirectly involved, partners on this productive chain; contribute to this particular economy field that lacks with theoretical material approaching the various relevant questions here presented and finally propose a Solidarity Artisans Net Management Model.
More about our participants:
- Etsy enables people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.The Etsy community
spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries. Etsy sellers number in the hundreds of thousands.
- At Fablab Amsterdam
anyone can realize their ideas, and with the aid of high tech equipment
transforming those ideas into prototypes and products. The concept of
Fablab was developed by Neil Gershenfeld from MIT during a class ‘How to
make almost anything’. It’s an abbreviation of Fabrication Laboratory.
- The (Un)limited Design Contest
functions as an experiment in Open Design – the sharing of creative
work in the same manner as open source software. It allows people to use
the designs made by others, copy these and even adapt the designs on
the conditions that work is attributed, not used commercially, and used
with same license.
- Waag Society
develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation
researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an
intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag Society
cooperates with cultural, public and private parties.
More about Dialogue CafĂ©
Dialogue CafĂ© uses state of the art video conferencing technology to enable face-to-face conversations between diverse groups of people from around the world so that they can share experiences, learn from each other and work together to make the world a better place.