Collaborations Summer School

Open Call: MADE IN Basketry Summer School

This summer school is a funded 2 weeks intensive workshop taking place at Loulé Criativo in Loulé, Portugal, between 22 Jul and 3 Aug 2024. Design, architecture and craft students or recently graduates from Europe are invited to explore with five traditional Portuguese basket weaving raw-materials and its techniques to co-create a series of new pieces with five Portuguese master craftspeople guided by two design mentors. Deadline for applications is 12 May 2024!

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22 Jul – 3 Aug 2024 | Loulé, Portugal | Passa Ao Futuro
Deadline for applications: 12 May 2024

OVERVIEW

This summer school is a funded 2 weeks intensive workshop taking place at Loulé Criativo in Loulé,, Portugal. Design, architecture and craft students or recently graduates are invited to explore with five traditional Portuguese basket weaving raw-materials and its techniques to co-create a series of new pieces with five Portuguese master craftspeople guided by two design mentors. The objective is to push the boundaries of what these techniques can be used for in the twenty-first century in a beautiful, intelligent and compelling way. The Summer School will be held in the context of the Made In Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design EU project and the results will be shown in an exhibition in Loulé Criativo as well as in Lisbon at the end of 2024 in a place to be determined.

WHO CAN APPLY
— Over 18 years old at time of application that are architecture, design or craftsmanship students or young graduates (less than a year since graduation)
— Good knowledge of English
— Be able to attend the whole course
— Live in Europe and be able to travel in Europe

AIM
To bring innovation to basketry craft by uniting a younger generation with basket weavers and design mentors. The structure of the Summer School fosters the development of collaborative creative proposals by taking advantage of the aesthetic as well as functional characteristics of the different raw materials.

MINDSET
It is important to acknowledge that craftspeople are creative collaborators and teachers. They are experts and are involved in the creative process with the participants. This is an opportunity for both participants and craftspeople to dive into an informed collaborative experimentation.
Craftspeople and participants will be guided throughout the summer school by the design team who are also there to guarantee goals of excellence are achieved.

OUTCOMESParticipants have the opportunity to learn from craftspeople and design mentors, practice a collaborative design process and explore a series of techniques that will enrich the development of their practice. Craftspeople and participants will be able to look at their practice from different perspectives and absorb a wide range of inspirations, explorations and new experiences.
The final outcome is a series of completed exhibition quality pieces.

FUNDING
Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates by Passa Ao Futuro and will cover tuition fee, accommodation and meals of selected participants. Each participant is responsible for their own travel to and from Loulé, Portugal.

To help fund the travel costs, check out this two options: World Crafts Council Europe’s Creative Exchange Residency and EU’s Culture Moves Europe.

IMPORTANT DATES
Open call: 1 Apr – 12 May 2024
Summer School: 22 Jul – 3 Aug 2024
(arrival on 21 Jul + departure on 4 Aug)

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