Event 25/11 All about Arts & Crafts at Dialogue Cafe Amsterdam & Rio de Janeiro 0 Reply

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 and 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 Assembléia, 10, Centro, Rio de Janeiro
Entrance is free/ please send a mail to 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 Economy´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 Café
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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29