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“artistic handicraft as a factor of social and economic innovation"


“artistic handicraft as a factor of social and economic innovation"

Organised by CITEMA in the frame of the Sostenuto project 6 and 7 October 2011
Palazzo Lenzi, Institut Français - Piazza Ognissanti 2 - Firenze

PROGRAM

Thursday 6 October – Opening

- 4:00 pm - Welcome of the participants


- 4:30 pm - Welcome meeting, round table moderated by Jacques Mattei (ZEP Progetti). Culture and social and economic innovation. Experience, progress, stakes and choices. The partners of the project share their experience and recommendations.


- 6:00 pm - Vernissage of the exhibition "La lingue delle mani" - Buffet from the producers of CITEMA network – GAS: Gruppo d’Acquisto Solidale (Mutual purchasing group - Short self-managed distribution network of local biological producers)


Friday 7 October – Workshops – Sharing of experiences – Perspective “The future of artistic handicraft”
These two research workshops focus on successful activities and projects in order to validate models and tools that will support the objectives, to bring to the fore common working perspectives among partners and institutions in line with CITEMA’s orientations, and to reinforce and develop a national and international partnership.


- 11:00 am – 1:30 pm - Which new spaces to share for artistic handicraft? How a cluster can contribute to boost an area, participate or initiate social changes. Artistic handicraft is a vector for exchange of experience between local areas and between social projects. How to generate and accompany these meetings?


- 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm - Learning and Training: a new approach to discover, learn, promote, transmit and develop artistic handicraft Which actions could promote awareness of artistic handicraft among young audiences? Which actions to reestablish a positive image of artistic handicraft and the manual professions? Which approach for training and learning for new audiences and new needs? Various experiences and tools (residence, mobility) can be used and mixed.

Discussions will be in English, French and Italian.