Nov

9

Craftivism at Dialogue Café! 0 Reply

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OVERVIEW

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.

Indeed, 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. In this context, crafts are also used as language for gentle protest and social change. Indeed, Craftivism is a form of activism addressing anti-capitalism, environmentalism, feminism or any other social issue or cause. Centered on practices of handicrafts, craftivism includes various forms of needlework among many other as ceramics, screen-printing, paperwork, wood, glass, illustration, etc.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members in Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, are organising a session on Craftivism with the aim of sharing information about initiatives using crafts a powerful tool for gentle protest, social change, collective empowerment, personal development, but also action, expression and networking. During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal, Serbia and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

The session will take place next 23 November from 15h to 17h Lisbon time / 13h to 15h Rio de Janeiro time. 

PROGRAMME

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Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Central Building Room 3):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

Special connection from Argentina:

With the participation of Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Candido Mendes)

CONTACTS AND REGISTRATION

Dialogue CafĂ© Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) – Nina Kertzman (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (fatimadurovic@gmail.com)

May

4

Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation – Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica 0 Reply

Youth Participation Conflict Resolution

This session is organised as pilot session in the framework of the Dialogue Café Subotica project. It aims at sharing knowledge on how to develop and to create opportunities for promoting youth participation and active role in managing conflict situations by strengthening their social skills, capacity of dialogue, mediation, negotiation and cooperation. In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

 

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

 

In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

The session will take place on 17 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time and will be organised in the framework of the launching process of Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica. The third Dialogue CafĂ© to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia – UNA Serbia and the cooperation of local partners.

At the session the participating groups of young members from Novi Pazar and Belgrade that have participated in the activities of the Dialogue Cafes in the two cities. They will with the youth of Subotica share their experiences participating in the DC activities, as well as have an intercultural meeting from the different cities and regions in Serbia.

Download the programme and contact us for further information.

 

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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. 

 

[1] provisional version

For further information contact us!

 

Apr

27

Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship 0 Reply

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In 2017, the national exchange of Fab Labs of Portugal will take place in Évora and will be hosted by ÉvoraTech. In this context, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Manager of Dialogue CafĂ© Évora and FABLAB ÉvoraTech – Incubator of Technology-Based Companies of Évora, proposes to organise a debate on “Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship” to be held on 26 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time in the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers organised by Dialogue CafĂ© Association.

 

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The main objectives of this session are firstly, to promote a reflection on how to marriage technology and traditional handmade artisanship in order to innovate this creative sector. Secondly, promoting mutual learning and sharing successful initiatives of cooperation between FabLabs and Crafts Makers.

For this purpose, Crafts Makers and FabLabs will be invited to present their views and experiences of cooperation and development of new projects involving technology and innovation.

Special Speakers:

For more detailed information contact Dialogue Café Association.

 

 

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Mar

15

Session on Gender equality and empowerment of women´s rights 0 Reply

Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women´s Rights

 

Dialogue Café Serbia is coordinating a session on “Gender Equality and the empowerment of women´s rights” with the aim of supporting Gender equality and parity as both are key pillars to ensure a sustainable future for the world.

The session will address some of major challenges faces globally by women by promoting experiences and knowledge sharing between the countries and cities involved in the session. The event will take place in the framework of the Cycle “Women´s Empowerment: sharing challenges and good practices” organised by Dialogue Café.

In order to conduct the discussion and provide to participants with detailed information about the purpose of the debate and the issues we would like to raise during the discussion, please download the Concept Paper and the programme.

The session will take place on 22th March from 3-5pm London time. Dialogue Cafés participating are: Belgrade, Cidade de Praia, Cleveland, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro. 

 

For more information contact us: 

Dialogue Café Serbia: Biljana Vukosavljevic – UNA Serbia

Dialogue Café Association – Dalia Sendra, Manager of Dialogue Café

 

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Feb

15

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

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Background

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.

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Objective

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.

Programme

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café

Speakers:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar:

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro:

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