World Crafts Council Europe in collaboration with the Distributed Design Platform is offering a two-month learning experience in the form of an online masterclass program. This will take place during February and March 2023, and will include a series of mind-expanding masterclasses and collaborative working sessions. Each Masterclass is hosted by an expert from the Distributed Design Platform and the Fab Lab Network.

The Distributed Design Platform is coordinated by Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Participants will engage with paradigm-breaking and innovative ideas from experts in the field and will explore topics such as “New and emerging digital markets for Creative Industries”, “Collaborative and sustainable practices”, and “Designing for action, engagement and resilience”.

The programme is intended to assist craft practitioners in the adoption and use of ICT tools, with the aim of encouraging innovative forms of creation that integrate cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies into the practice of craft-making.

Course outcomes:

1. Integration of cutting-edge digital technologies into the practice of craft making.
2. Developing opportunities for collaboration, stimulating innovation and product development.
3. Engaging future generations of craft practitioners; focusing on recent graduates and craft
start-ups and craft design SMEs.
4. Adopting new technologies for enhancing existing traditional crafts.

To participate in the programme there is no prior knowledge required about digital fabrication or innovation needed. The programme is dedicated to all levels of experience.

Applications for a maximum of 60 participants are now open and close on the 22nd of January 2023.

A full overview of the programme and structure can be found here. (Kindly note that the programme details are subject to change).

 

 

 

 

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