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Design & Crafts in Dialogue international conference to take place on October 25, 2018 in Belgrade

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Design & Crafts in Dialogue international conference organized by Nova Iskra creative hub and held on October 25, 2018 in Cetinjska Street 15 in Belgrade is the first conference within the two-year international project "Made In" that deals with design and traditional crafts. The project was created in order to show the importance of crafts tradition and manufacture in creating and sustaining the local and European cultural identity and its potential by encouraging collaboration with contemporary designers and contribute to authentic and more sustainable face of contemporary design.

The conference will feature talks and other activities by designers, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and organizations from Sweden, UK, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Germany and Slovenia who explore the relations between traditional crafts and contemporary design.

Mikser Organization was proud to announce the beginning of the MADE IN project that focuses on establishing a platform encouraging knowledge exchange, constructive dialogue and creating conditions for innovative collaboration between traditional craftsmen and contemporary designers. The long–term aim of the project is to revitalize crafts tradition and educate designers about material and immaterial heritage,as well as to promote European craft heritage and innovative contemporary design to general public.

The project activities include as mapping research conducted in all partnering countries, several conferences and expert seminars, design residencies, workshops, publications and a final exhibition, as well as the development of Made In online portal, an inventory of knowledge holders of sorts.

Anyone interested can attend, but application is mandatory via the online form not later than by Tuesday, October 23 at midnight.

Delegates will be notified of their confirmed participation by the following morning, while the total capacity of the event is limited to 100 participants. Advantage will be given to those applicants whose professional or educational practice is closely related to the conference topics.
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