Crafting intercultural dialogue

Crafting cultural heritage: how to promote intercultural dialogue and diversity through traditional crafts” is the topic of the next session I´m organising with Dialogue Café Association in the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers.

See you in Évora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar or Rio de Janeiro!

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Olutosin, quilter‬ and ‪‎craftivist‬

“I wish to build a Treasure Women Town. A paradise for women and girls. Where violence against women will be a thing unheard of. Where gender equality will be the normal way of life.”, Olutosin, a ‪#‎quilter‬, a ‪#‎craftivist‬ from ‪#‎Nigeria‬


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Artesanía y desarrollo?

Parece que es hoy cuando iniciamos finalmente el ciclo.


Tras organizar el ciclo de creative hubs y emprendimiento social y la sesión de empoderamiento de mujeres e industrias creativas, con la red de Dialogue Cafés llegamos a la conclusión de que sería muy interesante organizar un ciclo sobre artesanía para debatir desde los aspectos más generales que le incumben, como los desafíos y oportunidades del sector, hasta aspectos más concretos como la internacionalización del sector o el diálogo entre tradición y diseño.

El arte y la artesanía siempre han estado ahí, el desarrollo también. Parece que después de 10 años, abro de nuevo el camino para casarlos.

Let´s fete traditional art in a modern world

“I became aware of the fact there were a huge number of extremely talented people trying to make a living in craft, producing beautiful things, and they just had no route to market,”


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The rise of mending

“I started repairing because I realised there is a lot of work and skill involved in making clothes. It takes a long time. I began to appreciate the skill and effort all these anonymous people put in to making clothes for the high street. If you want to make people understand why £4 for a T-shirt is not the right price, get them to make an item of clothing. We should respect them for making these clothes for us, especially at the prices we pay.”


A new challenge

One of the latest projects I´m working on, is the organisation of a global exchange of makers and crafters.

In the framework of my contribution to Dialogue Cafe Association and in cooperation with other team members based around the globe, we will launch a global cycle of exchanges focused on different issues affecting crafters and artisanship.

Culture and development have been at the heart of my professional path, so this cycle is just another step.

The first session will take place next 28 April. If you want to join in, let us know, maybe there is a Dialogue Cafe in your city!