Craftivism is…

Last week, we organised a wonderful session at Dialogue Café. In the framework of our cycle “Global Exchange of Crafts Makers” we provided a special focus to craftivism, a gentle and creative way of protesting and bringing social change. An issue about I also share information through the European Cultural Foundation ECF Craftivism Lab.

During this session I had the pleasure of sharing a wonderful moment with Ana from Colectivo Metamorfilia, Sónia from Guerrilha Crochet Yarn Bombing Society, Teresa from Fashion Revolution Portugal, Gugui, from Gugui Cebey Textile Artist, and Nina from Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro.

This is a short and personal report of one the best sessions I´ve never organised.

Thank you!

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Artesanía y desarrollo?

Parece que es hoy cuando iniciamos finalmente el ciclo.

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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.

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!