“Face to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sector”, 0 Reply




The aim of the project 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.

Figures compiled last year by the Crafts Council showed there were 11,620 craft businesses in the UK, with 43,000 employees. However this phenomenon is taking place all around the world. In today´s increasingly virtual world, making things by hand using centuries-old techniques, traditional crafts provided with a new design approach are fulfilling the market of online business and also starts-ups.

Crafts Makers Exchange SV


The main objective of the VI session focused on “Face to face: senior artisans vs young makers. Debating how to innovate the crafts sector”, is to promote exchange and dialogue between senior and young artisans with the aim of identifying the challenges and opportunities the sector confronts in each participating country, as well as analyzing how the transmission of traditional knowledge and skills between generations of crafters can be ensured in our modern day world in order to prevent the sector from an endangered situation and extinction risk.

The session will take place on 27 April from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DC´s based in Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.


Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café


Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar:

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

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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. https://vimeo.com/dcafe 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