May

4

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

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S8 - Flyer

 

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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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!

 

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:

 

Registration and Further information 

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

 

Jan

24

Change-Makers & Social Transformers you are most welcome! 2 2

Dialogue Café network is organising a exciting session for changemakers and social transformers; people who invest their creativity, knowledge, competences and love for bringing social change to our societies. This amazing exchange is the first session organised in the framework of a new project launched by Dialogue Cafe, a cycle on social entrepreneurship. 

20170202 Session Becoming Change-Maker

The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.

Dialogue Cafés joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership), Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), and Novi Pazar (Center Duga).

Special initiatives joining this session are:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança): 
    • Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at Geração B-Bright Youth Organisation.
    • Graça Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
    • Bernardino Gonçalves, Volunteer at “Youth for Peace” Movement

Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!

For more information, check-out 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.

 

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S1 - 04

 

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?

Download the latest version of the final programme!

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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