MAO Debates

#4 MADE IN Seminar: Design & Crafts in Dialogue


An international lecture series entitled Design & Crafts in Dialogue, organised and curated by Museum of Architecture and Design and Center for Creativity, will take place in Ljubljana on 10 September 2020 as the fourth in a series of public seminars that are part of the collaborative platform MADE IN: Crafts and Design Narratives. 
MADE IN is a research, design and heritage platform that proposes new collaborative practices and knowledge exchange between traditional craftspeople and contemporary designers. It engages craftspeople, designers, researchers, curators and theoreticians in a quest to pose relevant questions related to heritage and production today through the researching and archiving of local crafts, conducting workshops and residencies and promoting certain ideas through a travelling exhibition.
While the MADE IN project presents the relationships between craft and design in the form of an exhibition and publication, the Dialogue #4 series will engage a wide range of local and international designers, craftspeople and other experts through a series of discussions on different models of collaboration, skills and knowledge exchange and new systems of production. Special attention will be dedicated to the issue of raw and locally sourced materials and their impact on the cycles of craft and design in the context of today’s environmental crises.
> 09:30 – 10:00
> 10:00 – 10:10   
Anja Zorko, Head of CzK
> 10:10 – 10:20 
Made In Platform (pre-recorded)
Ivana Borovnjak and Maja Kolar, Oaza 
Koraljka Vlajo, Museum of Arts and Craft 
> 10:20 – 10:30   
Cvetka Požar and Maja Vardjan, Museum of Architecture and Design
> 10:30 – 11:30 
Design – Crafts Relation: Designer's Perspective
Moderator: Urška Krivograd
Input (pre-recorded)
Katharina Mischer in Thomas Traxler, mischer'traxler studio 
Tjaša Bavcon, Oloop 
Dejan Kos, desnahemisfera
Nina Mršnik 
Dejan Pfeifer, Studio Drevo
Klara Zalokar in Klemen Zupančič, Studio Moste
> 11:30 – 11:45
> 11:45 – 12:45   
Design – Crafts Relation: Craftspeople Perspective 
Moderator: Mika Cimolini
Input (pre-recorded)
Werkraum Bregenzerwald
Jan Barič
Pina Rotar, Kauch
Aleš Kacin, AK Alojz Karner Shoemaking Workshop 
Beno Ogrin, Beno Ogrin Stonemasonary 
Kati Sekirnik, Rokodelski center DUO 
> 12:45 – 13:45 
Focus: Locally Sourced Materials and the Cultures of Making
Moderators: Cvetka Požar, Maja Vardjan
Input (pre-recorded)
Lukas Wegwerth 
Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Trajna 
Rok Oblak
Štefan Zelko
Meta Dobnikar, Geological Survey of Slovenia
* As seating at seminar is limited, previous registration is mandatory at:
Museum of Arts and Crafts–MUO (Croatia) OAZA (Croatia) Museum of Architecture and Design–MAO (Slovenia) Werkraum Bregenzerwald (Austria) Nova Iskra (Serbia) Mikser (Serbia) 
Made In: Crafts–Design Narratives is a two-year project co-funded by Creative Europe program of the European Union.
The Slovenian part of the MADE IN project was created in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Slovenia and the Center for Creativity.