The Expert meeting

Crafts are a source of economic, social and cultural innovation.
Connecting craftsmanship with the creative sector can create
new opportunities.
Although making and producing are hot topics again, specialist knowledge on techniques is disappearing rapidly.
This meeting will illustrate some best practices and
identify critical success factors by leading experts that are
working in the field.
This exchange of ideas will serve to explore possible scenarios for further collaboration and an international presentation at the design week Milan in 2017.

Topics to be discussed

  • New Times, New Businesses, New Tendencies
  • Tradition, design and contemporary craftsmanship
  • The importance of design for crafts
  • The importance of the trademark of the maker


Ineke Hans
Dario Gaudio
Jorre van Ast
Elif Malkoclar Craafts

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