MADE IN: Crafts and Design Narratives

Nominiert 2021

Land: Österreich, Kroatien, Slowenien

Region: Vorarlberg, Stadt Zagreb, Landesweit umgesetzt

Sektor: Zivilgesellschaft / Sozialwirtschaft

Handlungsfelder: Kommunalentwicklung, Kultur, Sonstiges

Projektträger: Umjetnička organizacija OAZA / Art Organisation OAZA

Verantwortliche*r: Ivana Borovnjak

Webseite: Link zur Website

Herausforderung

MADE IN: Crafts and Design Narratives addresses global overproduction and unethical distribution, including the loss of knowledge of local crafts in communities and cultural identities. We also address issues in production, such as production origins, environmental sustainability, and its relationship to design.

Idee

We are a research, design, and heritage platform for new collaborative practices and exchange between crafts artisans and designers. We also work with communities to archive and showcase local crafts. We promote co-created ideas and projects through exhibitions, public discourses, and publishing.

Akteur*innen

The platform engages crafts artisans and designers to jointly create and implement the project’s products, concepts, and strategies. Researchers, coordinators, and curators from partnering institutions provide expertise, support, lead discussions, and produce archives and exhibitions.

Wirkung

Our platform is a digital repository of projects and information on local crafts and design. We are also a network for professionals and promote alternative models of production based on co-creative processes. We encourage critical discourses on the preservation of local and European heritage.

Transfer

The project is currently present in 4 European countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and Serbia. It can be implemented in other contexts with adaptations to expand the platform’s network. We are also expanding and developing our crafts archive, projects, exhibitions, and community outreach initiatives.