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MADE IN DIALOGUES - Crafting the future


WHEN?     31/03/2023, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE?    Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden


The conference is the kick-off to the relaunch of the Europe-wide „MADE IN Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design“. The participating partners from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal and Germany will discuss the future of crafts as an instrument for social and ecological change with other international experts from the fields of crafts, design and research. How do we want to live in the future, how can social community be shaped with the help of craftsmanship and how can craftsmanship, design, technology and research work together constructively to achieve this? A thematic focus will also be on passing on craft knowledge and heritage to future generations. On the conference, a project pitch, a panel discussion and round tables will offer the opportunity to find out about the current state of affairs, but above all to discuss with the experts present at the same level. Simultaneous translation into German and English will be provided.



9.00 a.m.          Accredidation (on site)

9.15     WELCOME 
         Thomas A. Geisler, Director Museum of Decorative Arts / DESIGN CAMPUS

9.30     PANEL DISCUSSION - „Crafting the Future: Visions - Ideals - Everyday Life“

      Lara Miguel Baumann, World Crafts Council Europe
      Ulrich Goedecke, Chamber of Crafts Dresden
      Josephine Hage, European Cultural Capital (ECC) Chemnitz + Region 2025
      Heinrich Ehnert, designer and artist blacksmith  
      Schnuppe von Gwinner, art historian and artist, craft2eu (requested)
      Moderation: Thomas A. Geisler

10.30    FAST INPUT 1
         Project presentations of the MADE IN Platform partners

11.30    FAST INPUT 2
Project presentations of the experts of the following round tables

12.30    FILM SCREENING (part 1) & Talk
         „Ode an das Handwerk“, Marion Ackermann, General Director of SKD, 
         in conversation with artist and filmmaker Donata Wenders 


1.00 p.m.          Lunch break

2.00     ROUND TABLES 1-4

         - Collaborations between Crafts, Design, Technology and Science
         - Knowledge Transfer and Intangible Cultural Heritage
         - Craft and society
         - New Technologies and Crafts

4.00     DISCUSSION - Presentation of the results of the round tables and résumé

5.00     FILM SCREENING II - „Ode an das Handwerk“ by Donata Wenders

5.15                    End


Further guests and experts:

BURG Labs, Kunsthochschule Halle Burg Giebichenstein, Ina Turinsky
Co/rizom, Alina Zerban
Denkstatt Erzgebirge, Markus Weber
Handwerkskammer Dresden, Ulrich Goedecke
Europäische Kulturhauptstadt (ECC) Chemnitz+Region 2025, Josephine Hage
Homo Faber / Michelangelo Foundation, Andrea Tomasi
Mad’in Europe, Madina Benvenuti
Handwert, Dorothee Hemme
Heinz-Piest-Institut für Handwerkstechnik, Christian Welzbacher
Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Juliane Horn
Superlocal, Andrea de Chirico
The Constitute, Christian Zöllner
Universität Göttingen, Regina Bendix, Professorin für Kulturanthropologie
World Crafts Council Europe, Lara Miguel Baumann
Werkraum Bregenzerwald