Dialogues Conference

Crafting the Future

The conference organised by State Art Collections Dresden, Museum of Decorative Arts (SKD) was the official kick-off event of the Europe-wide MADE IN Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design. The participating partners along with international experts from the fields of crafts, design and research discussed 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.

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  • Date Mar 31, 2023
  • Conference 31 March 2023 │ Japanisches Palais (Japanese Palace), Palaisplatz 11, Dresden/Germany & Livestream │ SKD

How do we want to live in the future? How can social community be shaped with the help of craftsmanship? How can craftsmanship, design, technology and research work together constructively to achieve this?
Project pitches, a panel discussion and round tables will offer the opportunity to find out about the current situation and explore more with the experts present.

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PROGRAMME
(livestream / on site)

9.15
WELCOME by Thomas A. Geisler, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts / DESIGN CAMPUS

9.30
“Crafting the Future: Visions – Ideals – Everyday Life” panel discusion with:
Lara Miguel Baumann, World Crafts Council Europe
Ulrich Goedecke, Chamber of Crafts, Dresden
Josephine Hage, European Capital of Culture (ECC) Chemnitz+Region 2025
Heinrich Ehnert, designer and artist blacksmith
Schnuppe von Gwinner, art historian and artist, craft2eu
Moderation: Thomas A. Geisler, SKD

10.30
FAST INPUT 1 PANNELS: MADE IN PLATFORM presentation of upcoming activities for craftspeople, designers, and other creatives

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, SI (coordinator)
Center Rog Ljubljana, SI
Zenica City Museum (MGZ), Zenica, BA
Drugo More, Rijeka, HR
Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO), Zagreb, HR
Oaza, Zagreb, HR
Nova Iskra Creative Hub (Nova Iskra), Belgrade, RS
Passa Ao Futuro (PAF), Lisbon, Portugal
University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ), Schneeberg, DE
State Art Collections Dresden, Museum of Decorative Arts (SKD), Dresden, DE

11.30
FAST INPUT 2: Project presentation of the experts of the afternoon round tables

Collaborations Crafts, Design, Technology, Science:
Ina Turinsky, BURG Labs, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Alina Zerban, Co/rizom

Knowledge transfer and intangible cultural heritage:
Andrea Tomasi, Homo Faber / Michelangelo Foundation
Madina Benvenuti, Mad’in Europe

Crafts and Society:
Markus Weber, Denkstatt Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), Seiffen
Martin Bereuter. Werkraum Bregenzerwald
Matthias Röder, Konglomerat e.V.

New technologies and Crafts:
TU Dresden, Technisches Design, Robotik in der Denkmalpflege, Tobias Zerger (Video)

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

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(only on site)

14.00
ROUND TABLES
1. Collaborations between crafts, design, technology and research
2. Knowledge Transfer and Intangible Cultural Heritage
3. Crafts and society
4. New Technologies and crafts

16.00
PRESENTATION of the results of the round tables and sum-up

17.00
FILM SCREENING II: ”Ode an das handwerk” by Donata Wenders

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Guests and experts at the panel discussions and round tables:
Made In Platform Partners
Alina Zerban, Co/rizom, Vienna
Andrea Tomasi, Homo Faber / Michelangelo Foundation, Geneva
Christian Welzbacher, The Heinz-Piest-Institut (HPI) für Handwerkstechnik at the Leibniz University in Hannover
Christian Zöllner, The Constitute, Dresden
Dorothee Hemme, Handwert, Göttingen
Heinrich Ehnert, designer and artist blacksmith, Dresden
Ina Turinsky, BURG Labs, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Josephine Hage, European Capital of Culture (ECC) Chemnitz+Region 2025
Juliane Horn, Saxon State Ministry of Science, Art and Tourism (SMWK), Dresden
Lara Miguel Baumann, World Crafts Council Europe, Brussels
Madina Benvenuti, Mad’in Europe, Brussels
Markus Weber, Denkstatt Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), Seiffen
Regina Bendix, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, The University of Göttingen
Ulrich Goedecke, Chamber of Crafts, Dresden
Martin Bereuter. Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch
Matthias Röder, Konglomerat e.V., Dresden

  • Zukunft Handwerk - Konferenz der SKD

    Oliver Killig/SKD

  • Zukunft Handwerk - Konferenz der SKD

    Oliver Killig/SKD

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