MADE IN wins the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2023

MADE IN: Crafts and Design Narratives is the recipient of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2023 by the European Commission and Europa Nostra in the category Education, Training & Skills. The project, which spanned two years from 2018 to 2021, was originally conceived by OAZA Art Organisation and involved six organizations from four countries.

MADE IN Origin Story

MADE IN roots go all the way back to 2014, when Croatian Art and Design Collective Oaza conceived a social design project Made in Ilica / Old School Ilica—a reaction to the process of the disappearance of small crafts and manufacturing workshops from the City Centre of Zagreb.

MADE IN DIALOGUES - Crafting the Future

Conference│Friday, 31 Mar 2023, 9.00 -17.00│Japanisches Palais, Dresden & Livestream

The conference organised by State Art Collections Dresden, Museum of Decorative Arts (SKD) is the kick-off event of the Europe-wide MADE IN Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design. The participating partners will along with international experts from the fields of crafts, design and research discuss the future of crafts as an instrument for social and ecological change as well as manners of passing the knowledge of craftsmanship and heritage to future generations.

Made in Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design

February 2023 – October 2025

Made in Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design is a research, design, and heritage initiative encouraging collaboration and knowledge exchange between traditional craftspeople and contemporary designers, as well as other experts in the fields of culture and science. Representing the direct continuation of MADE IN: Crafts–Design Narratives, we are now extending our reach geographically, with 10 partners from 6 countries, and in terms of our goals and mission.

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 Open Call: SUPERLOCAL Crafting the Everyday workshop

6/5/2019

We invite 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 in Zagreb. Participants will take part in designing and making process in collaboration with local craftspeople, producers and makers. 

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MADE IN Seminar: Design & Crafts in Dialogue #2

30/1/2019

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

25/10/2018

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.