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The Arts & Crafts | New Design Biennial welcomes all professionals in the sector as well as the public at large

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The Arts & Crafts | New Design Biennial will launch its 1st edition in September 2022, with a focus on Craftsmanship, Technology, Innovation and Sustainability.

Centered in downtown Oeiras, Portugal, between the 20th and 21st of September, the program will consist of an International Conference , a Fair with Workshops and Masterclasses , a presentation of Short-movies (“Curtas”). The Biennial will also extend to other parts of the country, during the months of April, May and June: four Open Days weekends will take place in the Algarve, Alentejo, Centre and North of Portugal.

With the plurality of actions that characterize it and the territories covered, the Biennial seeks to be a pioneering event in the national Arts & Crafts panorama, contributing to its reinforcement, as well as bringing people closer both to the intangible heritage and the contemporary creations that it inspires.

Open Days
April to June 2022

Visits and workshops in the North, Center, Alentejo and Algarve, supporting the discovery of emblematic and innovative projects valorizing and promoting the Arts & Crafts in Portugal.

Program
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September 20
Tuesday
September 21
Wednesday
September 22
Thursday
September 23
Friday
September 24
Saturday
September 25
Sunday
14h30-19h25
International Conference
An international conference intended to promote debate on the potential development of Arts & Crafts and New Design, analyzing the existing Portuguese ecosystem, in dialogue with relevant international case studies.
9h30-18h00
International Conference
An international conference intended to promote debate on the potential development of Arts & Crafts and New Design, analyzing the existing Portuguese ecosystem, in dialogue with relevant international case studies.
11h00-19h00
Fair
An exhibition space dedicated to professional national craftspeople, makers and designers.
11h00-16h00
Pottery Workshop
Demonstration of work on the potter's wheel, where, in addition to the trainer, the public who is interested can experience the "pulling" of a piece on the potter's wheel. The Workshop will be promoted by CEARTE.
11h00-16h00
Textile Stamping
Demonstration of textile printing techniques (stamps) where the public will be able to perform the decoration of a small textile piece that they can take home as a souvenir. The Workshop will be promoted by CEARTE.
11h00-19h00
Short Films
Exhibition of short films about Arts & Crafts, resulting from a Portuguese and European open-call.
15h00-17h00
Masterclasses - Guide for small entrepreneurs
By Filipa Belo (Founder and Curator of Portugal Manual)
Strategies to undertake an idea, put a project into action and discover the best examples of entrepreneurship in the Arts & Crafts sector.
11h00-19h00
Fair
An exhibition space dedicated to professional national craftspeople, makers and designers.
11h00-19h00
Short Films
Exhibition of short films about Arts & Crafts, resulting from a Portuguese and European open-call.
15h00-17h00
Masterclasses – How to sell my products?
By Paulo Sellmayer (product designer and co-founder of VICARA)
Tools, concepts and notions to bear in mind when calculating the price of a product.
11h00-12h00 12h00-13h00
Leather carving
15h00-19h00
Embroidery
Arraiolos embroidery is an artistic manifestation recognized around the world, due to the famous Arraiolos Carpets. Get to know this fascinating world of color and texture up close, in an Arraiolos Embroidery Initiation Workshop brought by deFio, handmade rugs, which combines traditional and contemporary techniques and design.
15h00-19h00
Furniture Painting
In an immersion in the Alentejo environment, come and experience the painting of flowers and other elements that are part of the traditional decoration of Alentejo furniture, in a Workshop conducted by Etelvina Maria dos Santos (O Celeiro das Artes, C.R.L.).
9h00-13h00
Sewn Basketry
Used since ancient times for weaving, the bracejo, a filiform plant that grows spontaneously in the countryside, is collected by artisans for use as raw material. In this Brace’Arte Workshop, learn how to handle this natural raw material and understand how it is possible to transform it into a wide variety of pieces with various purposes.
11h00-13h00
Handcrafted Pottery
Among pots, plates and potters' wheels, you will discover unique traditional utilitarian pieces that transport us to a time when clay was shaped to the needs of everyday life in Alentejo. Get your hands on clay and come create your own pieces with Olaria Bulhão.
10h00-11h00
Heritage Education - Wicker here!
11h00-12h30
Clarinet workshop
11h00-19h00
Short Films
Exhibition of short films about Arts & Crafts, resulting from a Portuguese and European open-call.
11h00-19h00
Fair
An exhibition space dedicated to professional national craftspeople, makers and designers.
11h30-12h30
Heritage Education - Weaving inside out
14h00-15h00
Heritage Education - Fili… what?
14h00-16h00
Tilework
15h00-15h30
ComSonante
15h00-16h30
Construction of portuguese guitars
15h00-17h00
Masterclass – Brand development strategies for social networks
By Cláudia Baltazar (Social Media & Community Manager)
Tools to build a digital communication plan to boost and maintain an active community on social networks.
15h00-17h00
Hand Weaving
One of the oldest craft techniques that exist, manual weaving is the activity of manufacturing woven objects with the help of simple equipment. Come and experience, on a manual loom, weaving with traditional raw materials, in a Workshop guided by the weaver Carlos Rosa.
15h00-19h00
Transforming Reed Mats
In this TOINO ABEL Workshop, participants will be able to give a second life to belts with production errors.
16h15-16h45
Introduction to folk dances
17h00-17h45
Folk dances
18h00-19h00
Lágrima Guitarras Showcase: André M. Santos
11h00-12h00
Heritage Education - Fili... What?
Empreita here, fili..what and weaving from the inside out
11h00-13h00
Wooden Spoons
Discover the manual production process of a wooden spoon, from the trunk to the final piece. In this Workshop brought by Mal Barbado, we will understand the fundamental techniques and use manual tools to create our own personal and non-transferable spoon. In the end, of course, take it with you!
11h00-18h00
Fair
An exhibition space dedicated to professional national craftspeople, makers and designers.
11h00-19h00
Short Films
Exhibition of short films about Arts & Crafts, resulting from a Portuguese and European open-call.
11h30-12h30
Storytelling at the Largo: tales of arts and crafts
14h00-15h00
Heritage Education - Wicker here!
Empreita here, fili..what and weaving from the inside out
14h00-16h00
Cane Basketry
Natural malleable and very resistant material, it is from the weaving of wild cane that unique and vibrant pieces are created. Braiding, braiding… create your own work and take it with you! The Workshop is guided by artisan Domingos Romeira Vaz.
15h00-17h00
Masterclass – Product photography with smartphone
By Pedro Sadio (photographer and creative director)
Basics of product photography using only the smartphone.
15h00-17h00
Knife Sharpening
Basic concepts of edge geometry, articulated with its use and the main differences of steels. An unusual experience that proposes to teach simple sharpening methods and techniques, adapted to the personal use of each one. The Workshop, promoted by Telmo Roque, includes one sharpening stone per participant.
16h00-17h00
Heritage Education - Weaving inside out
Empreita here, fili..what and weaving from the inside out
17h00-18h00
Cramol traditional singing
27
Speakers
13
Workshops
4
Masterclasses
35
Exhibitors
+4000
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