Dec

10

Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

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In the framework of its cycle, Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Caf√© Association and its members, based in cities of Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro are organising a session on ‚ÄúInnovation and Circular Economy‚ÄĚ with the aim of sharing the experiences of crafts makers in applying these concepts strategically in their business and manufacturing processes. Crafts makers that are reinventing, reusing, making more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits at different levels: economy, social and cultural.

During the session, experts and crafts makers will share their thoughts and strategies followed on cutting resource use, reducing waste or boosting upcycling and recycling methods. Participants will also share successful experiences on the implementation of circular economy approaches with the aim of bringing and innovative and more sustainable creative proposal.

Keep posted! 

 

REGISTRATION & CONTACTS

Dialogue Café Lisbon / Dialogue Café Association РDalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora ‚Äď Ana Lavado (ana.lavado@fea.pt)

Dialogue Caf√© Rio de Janeiro ‚Äď Mayara Gon√ßalves (dcafe.rio@gmail.com)

Oct

22

SME Management for Crafts Makers! 0 Reply

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In today¬īs 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.

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.

In this framework, Dialogue Café Association and its members are organising a session on SME Management for creative minds with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to launch or strengthen their business and sharing information on toolkits and tools on business sustainability.

PROGRAMME[1]

Special connection from Barcelona:

Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora

  • Ant√≥nio Paiva de Andrada, Artisan maker
  • Maria Jos√© Morais, Artisan maker
  • Vanessa Zorrinho, Artisan maker
  • Telma Barrelas, Artisan maker

Dialogue Café Lisbon

Keep posted to know more!

 

[1] Provisional

 

 

Apr

30

Alentejo Mini Maker Faire! 0 Reply

From 11 to 12 May, the international Alentejo Mini Maker Faire 2018 will be held in √Čvora (Portugal).

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Organised by our partners, the ADRAL –¬†Alentejo¬†Regional¬†Development Agency, host of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora, the Alentejo Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity to meet extraordinary and creative people who love learning and making. From engineers to artists, scientifists and artisans, the fair will be a momentum where they will present their ideas, experiences and projects.

The event is being organised in partnership with the Municipality of Evora in the framework of the Speed Talent project, funded by the programme Alentejo 2020.

Free access is provided upon registration. For further information, read the press release (in Portuguese) or visit their Facebook page.

Contact: Alexandra Correia | alexandra.correia@adral.pt | +351 266 769 150

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Sep

27

Business Development & Internationalisation for Crafts Makers! 2 2

Dialogue Café is come back with interesting and useful sessions!

 

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In the framework of our cycle¬†Global Exchange of Crafts Makers,¬†Dialogue Caf√©s based in √Čvora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will organise a session on “Business Development and internationalisation” with the aim of providing makers with key information on how to strengthen their business and promote its development at the international level, as well as sharing information on business sustainability and shared business strategies.

During the session experts, makers and organisations from Portugal and Brasil will be invited to present their knowledge, resources and share their experiences.

Download the programme!

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The session will take place next 26 October from 15h to 17h London time in our respective locations: 

Sign Up, Join Us & Share your Views! 

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 √Čvora and will be hosted by √ČvoraTech. In this context, ADRAL ‚Äď Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Manager of Dialogue Caf√© √Čvora and¬†FABLAB √ČvoraTech – Incubator of Technology-Based Companies of √Čvora, proposes to organise a debate on ‚ÄúFab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship‚ÄĚ 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 Caf√© 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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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¬īs 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 Caf√© Association is organising a global conversation on¬†‚ÄúSustainable clothing, it¬īs the DIY movement a response to fast fashion?‚ÄĚ.

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; Rémi, 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 Sílvia Blumberg from Sílvia 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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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18