Nov

8

Sustainable clothing vs Fast fashion 2 2

Each week we discover something new about the negative impact the fast fashion industry is having in people´s live and our planet, because the abuse of resources, human and naturals. Confronting this challenge, people, aware and committed, decide to engage and be part of a global or local change. Our commitment for a better future may come from different routes, changing our consumption way of life, thinking about the impact of our daily life, or why not, sewing our own clothes.

The DIY (Do It Yourself) movement and attitude is growing faster for some years now. The list of introductory workshops offered, creative sewing magazines sold, and number of interactions on Pinterest focused on DIY tips, are only few, but strong indicators of the power this movement is acquiring globally. Nevertheless, the DIY movement is having greater impact and seems to serve as powerful injection of motivation for creativity. What started as a hobby becomes stronger and more stable with business projection. The number of makers and sustainable aimed fashion projects increased, but it is this trend having a real impact on the fast fashion industry? Which are the other elements having an influence in the development of sustainable fashion initiatives?

 

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In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers launched in April 2016, Dialogue Café Association is organising a global conversation on “Sustainable clothing, it´s the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?”.

The session will take place on 29 November from 15h to 17h London time and will connect DCs based in Dialogue Cafe Lisboa (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

Special speakers will join us in:

Dialogue Café Lisbon:

Diana Pais, Founder of Cose Mais and Miss Castelinhos; Teresa Carvalheira, Board Member of Fashion Revolution Portugal; Joana Tadeu, Co-Founder of A Montra / The Window Sustainable Curators; RĂ©mi, Director of Charivari Lab; Ana Rita Albuquerque from VOLUME Atelier; and Sara Mazurca of Mazurca Handmade.

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Michelle Narita, Co-Founder of Slow Down Fashion, Helena Rocha from Pipa Social, and SĂ­lvia Blumberg from SĂ­lvia Blumberg Joias.

Makers, creative and engaged people are invited to participate in this debate and discuss about how the DIY movement can, in one hand, fight against the impact the fast fashion has in our planet, in other hand, strengthen sustainable clothing initiatives.

For more information about the session download the concept paper and the programme!

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Apr

26

Call for Expression of Interest: Training on Diversity, creativity and innovation with the enterprise 0 Reply

We are now looking to schedule further trainings for 2016 on diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise; youth transforming conflict; peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue; social entrepreneurship and changemaking to ensure that the members of our network have access to non-formal and informal trainings in order to promote social innovation and intercultural dialogue in our societies, main objective of Dialogue CafĂ© network.In this framework, in May 2016, Dialogue CafĂ© Association will organise a training programme on “Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise” for young adults/students interested in decision making, management and business.This training is part of the Entreprise pilar of Dialogue CafĂ© programme.

 

Call for interest - Diversity creativity innovation within the entreprise

 

We wish to ensure that training sessions are organised according to demand and interest. If you or representatives from your organisation/company would consider attending this training, contact the Dialogue Café Associatio by 10 May 2016, for more detailed information and registration.

Registration is required and participants should participate in all programme consisting in 5 sessions to receive a certificate of participation. The sessions will be scheduled as soon as a minimum of 5 participants is confirmed in each participating Dialogue Café (Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, Rio de Janeiro).

Check-out the DC Training 2016 – Diversity, creativity and innovation within the enterprise – Concept Paper.

 

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Apr

20

Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences 0 Reply

 

In the framework of the cycle Global Exchange of Craft Makers, a first session on “Are crafts a promising creative sector for development? Sharing thoughts and experiences” will be organised next 24 May from 17h to 18h30 connecting cities of Évora, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro. 

 

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During this session, special speakers and participants will analyse the opportunities and challenges this sector presents in each of the participating countries for the development of their societies. Different development dimensions, cultural, education, economic and social, will be addressed during the session, which will serve as introductory session for the whole cycle.

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Feb

24

Women´s Empowerment through Creative Industries 2 2

 

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

Source: http://economia.icaew.com

“Creative industries are those industries that have their origin in individual creativity, skill, and talent, and have potential for job creation through the generation and exploitation of ideas or imagination. Using this broad definition, creative industries range from advertising and social media to the likes of agribusiness, design, and handicrafts. Creative industries provide a platform to support the sustained empowerment of women. In communities across the world, rich cultural value and traditional designs have been protected and nurtured by women through creative industries.”[1]

 

The rise of the creative industries presents significant opportunities for transforming women´s energy into new ideas, organisation and a future vision for societies. The sessions will address some of the critical policy approaches that are required to promote creative entrepreneurship among women and young women.

With this purpose, the Dialogue Café Association offer its network to address the challenges faced by women in terms of employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship within the creative sector and to reinforce networking opportunities.

Based on the main recommendations identified by international organisations such as UNCTAD[1], UNIDO and UNESCO, the Dialogue Café Network organises a session on women´s empowerment through creative industries focused on the following topics:

  • Women´s participation in Creative Industries.
  • Creative Young Women: sharing testimonials, needs and added value.
  • Good practices, Partnerships and Networking.

PROGRAMME

The session will take place next Thursday 24 March from 15h00 to 16h30 London time connecting DCs in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar and Rio de Janeiro.

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • Misala Zukorlić, Cordinator in creative workskops for kids, ZVRK
  • Daniela Roglić, Manager in fashion and event decoration studio ATELJE
  • Benida Ćorović, Creative Director in INKO-home art
  • Irma Totic Nokić, Fashion designer

Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL): 

Other participants will join us in Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

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[1] United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

[1] UNIDO GENDER Newsletter No. 4

[2] “Building a Digital Economy: The importance of saving jobs in the EU’s creative industries”, TERA Consultants, March 2010.

[3] Commission Recommendation on the digitalization and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, C(2011) 7579 final, 27.10.2011

[4] Creative Europe Programme

[5] United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Nov

5

Fundraising and partnerships: social entrepreneurship in creative sectors. 0 Reply

Following the two amazing first sessions of the Cycle on “Creative Hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change”, the first one introducing the existing potential link between creative and social entrepreneurship, and the second one analysing hub managers and entrepreneurs competences and challenges; we are organising a third session which will take place next Tuesday 10 November from 15h00 to 16h30 (London time), on fundraising and partnerships.

 

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This session will allow us to discuss about opportunities and innovative methods to fundraise our projects on social entrepreneurship. In this framework, can be cooperation, barter, exchanges of services, partnerships, a source for fundraising our ideas? and if yes, how best?

Among many other participants, special speakers will include:

In DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian):

In DC Novi Pazar (Centar Duga):

  • DĹľenan Narović, NVO Front

In DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM – University):

  • Marcos AndrĂ©, Representative of Rio Criativo and Professor at the University Candido Mendes.

If you would like to share your views on this issue and present your experiences,

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Oct

29

Good practices and initiatives of social entrepreneurship on creative sectors 0 Reply

After two amazing sessions, the first one introducing the existing potential link between creative and social entrepreneurship, the second one analysing hub managers and entrepreneurs competences and challenges; a third session which will take place next Tuesday 10 November, will focus on fundraising and partnerships. With the aim to conclude the cycle by sharing inspiring iniciatives we will organise a fourth session smart practices on social entrepreneurship on creative sectors.

 

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As we discussed last WTuesday 27 October, social entrepreneurs are dream makers who share knowledge with the community in order to build a better future together. It´s a persistent non-conformist who search through creativity and innovation succesful solutions for social change.

 

 

During the fourth session of our cycle on “Creative Hubs and Social Entrepreneurship as vehicles for Social Change“, we would like to talk about smart models that can inspire other people in the path to achieve their dream. With this purpose we will welcome amazing people next Wednesday 11 November from 15h00 to 16h30 (London time) in DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), DC Novi Pazar and DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

In the round-table we will firstly introduce the different organisation models we can find in the social and creative entrepreneurship landscape. Hence, our invitees will present their initiatives in detail and share with us the challenges they face and how they support successful projects.

Programme

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Special speakers will include:

  • DC Novi Pazar
    • DĹľenan Narović, NVO Front

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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