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DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Flyer


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. 


DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Brochure 01

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S11 - Brochure 02


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)


Dialogue CafĂ© Association / Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) – Dalia Sendra (

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University) – Nina Kertzman (

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar – Fatima Durovic (



NGOs and Journalism: a good combination? 1

Journalism is facing big challenges. Technology, internet, social changes, and other factors are bringing many questions to what and how is going to be the future of journalism. Is journalism still important? What’s the role of journalism in a networked society? Are people still interested in what journalists have to tell them? Do they trust journalism as a good source of information? Are there new paths for journalism? Is journalism still considered the 4th power?

In other hand, NGOs are increasingly became significant players as information intermediaries, working in cooperation with traditional news organizations, or even taking their place, says an investigation from the Center for Global Communication Studies. For example, there were several entries for ONGs for the last edition of Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism awards. What are the questions being raised by this «tendency»? The rising of advocacy journalism is here to stay? What kind of issues does this bring to journalism?


First session on "Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics".

First session on “Censorship in a global and changing world: religion, politics and economics”.


These are all important questions that need to be discussed. With this purpose, and in the framework of the cycle “Changing societies, changing journalism: a global discussion on the future of journalism” led by the University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE – IUL (Portugal) and Dialogue Café Lisbon, a second global session on  “NGOs and Journalism: a good combination?” will be held next Thursday 21 May from 14h00 to 15h30 (London time).   

Special speakers will include notably: in DC Florence (RF Kennedy Centre in Europe), Frank La Rue, Executive Director at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe and UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression from 2008 to 2014; in DC Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), Paulo Nuno Vicente, Director of Bagabaga Studio and Cesar Neto, Director of Communication at Portuguese NGO Platform; in DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University), Maurício Santoro, former adviser on human rights at Amnesty International. There will also be participants in DC Novi Pazar (Centar Duga) taking part in this global conversation.

The session will be moderated by Gustavo Cardoso, Professor of Media, Technology and Society at University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE – IUL.


Join us and enrich this global conversation with your own experience and views!

Send us your registration no later than 20 May.

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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