MADE IN Open Call: SUPERLOCAL Crafting the Everyday workshop

MADE IN invites all interested design professionals and students of design, visual arts, architecture, new media and related disciplines, to apply for participation in the Crafts—Design Workshop SUPERLOCAL Crafting the Everyday.
Participants will take part in designing and making process in collaboration with local craftspeople, producers and makers. Workshop will be supervised by designer Andrea de Chirico, moderated and organized by design collective OAZA and Museum of Arts and Crafts in partnership with School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb. 
SUPERLOCAL, 0 miles production is a global network that promotes local manufacturing. It fosters a future vision on crafts and production.
Starting from the fablab network, it elaborates a further layer, embracing also traditional manufacturing techniques. It is through the mix between new and old manufacturing techniques that every object is made. SUPERLOCAL final goal is to become a movement of people connecting resources and labour locally, but having a global impact. After being implemented in four different locations in Europe, the system develops through a constellation of activities, including local productions, production tours and lecturers internationally. Doing so, it helps local economies, promotes local craft traditions and encourages a new manufacturing mentality.

— new ways in which Zagreb can activate the value of its own local production assets by means of design and contribute to the global debate on dehumanization of production processes caused by hyper-production and neo-liberal market demands 
— new models of collaboration between locally rooted producers: designers, craftspeople and makers, that can contribute to the economic and social sustainability of local community
— new projects that bring local craft skills, materials and techniques back into the design process, but merge them with new and available digital technologies 
— new everyday objects that are well balanced in using old manufacturing techniques and technological advancements of the digital revolution

The goal of the workshop is to, through intense dialogue of local designers, craftspeople and makers, come up with new models of collaboration and new functional objects of everyday that help local economies by: exclusively using local materials, techniques, skills and knowledge and promoting new models of collaboration between designers, craftspeople and makers.
The workshop will be held according to the SUPERLOCAL, 0 miles production principles, in collaboration with local craftspeople (Zagreb city centre).

MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives Travelling Exhibition opening in Zagreb

17/2/2020 — 8/3/2020

The premiere of the Crafts — Design Narratives Travelling Exhibition is scheduled on the 17th February 2020 at 8 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. The exhibition opening will be followed by Dialogues discursive program with project curators and participants on the 18th February, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. Exhibition is organized by the Museum of Arts and Crafts and OAZA Art and Design Collective.

MADE IN Seminar: Design&Crafts on Display #3

30 – 31/5/2019

The third MADE IN Seminar will take place in the scenic Alpine setting of Bregenzerwald. Werkraum Bregenzerwald – a collaborative of around 100 regional craft and trade companies – will host the partners and invited guests for a two day experience in the Werkraumhaus and its surrounding workshops. Designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor the building serves as a showcase and community centre of the regional craftspeople. The seminar will discuss modes and places to display contemporary crafts and design. 

MADE IN Workshop: Crafting, Cleaning & Caring with Rianne Makkink

26/5/2019 – 31/5/2019

Crafted objects and items gain beauty over time simply by using them. Repairing and maintaining them add layers of patina. A long lasting relation between the object and the subject. The workshop Crafting, Cleaning & Caring by Dutch designer Rianne Makkink and partner of Studio Makkink & Bey will explore the materiality and immateriality of this relation. In collaboration with local craftspeople, producers and makers the participants will work with traditional techniques and experimentation.

MADE IN Seminar: Design & Crafts in Dialogue #2


Second in a row of Seminars, followed by the International lecture series titled Design & Crafts in Dialogue #2, and organized by OAZA, will take place in Zagreb on the January 31st, 2019. Seminars are part of the two-year long international project MADE IN / Crafts–Design Narratives. While MADE IN / Crafts–Design Narratives project explores the relationship between crafts and design in general, the Dialogue#2 series will open up topics and feature talks about the new models of collaboration, curation and production of crafts and design.

MADE IN Conference: Design & Crafts in Dialogue #1


Nova iskra is announcing kick-off conference on October 25th in Belgrade, titled "Design & Craft in Dialogue". The project will explore relationships between contemporary design/art and traditional crafts, while the conference will feature talks and other activities by designers, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and organizations from Sweden, UK, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Germany and Slovenia.