Mon, 24 October 2022, 10:00 – 18:00 CEST

Location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (invite only)

Online streaming available for everyone

An investigation into the value that digital techniques offer crafts and vice versa; exploring artistic, technical, and social values by crossing borders.

With Lonneke Gordijn (Studio DRIFT), Aliki van der Kruijs & Jos Klarenbeek and iAtelier participants from eight different countries.

What does digital integration mean for professional craft practice? Mastering software takes time, just like mastering a traditional craft does. Should we update the concept of craft and the craftsman, or should we see craftsmanship as something that is always evolving and, with the help of high-tech tools, central to society?

Through research and the work of makers, we try to find answers and inspiration. The works presented have been created by participants from eight countries in the four-year cooperation programme Crafting Europe: Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Georgia, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the Netherlands.

Link to join online


10:00 – 10:30 introduction by Crafts Council Nederland

10:30 – 11:45  Lecture by Lonneke Gordijn, Studio DRIFT

11:45 – 12:15 short break

12:15 – 13:00 Pecha Kucha participants UK, Netherlands, Spain, Italy

13:00 – 14:00  break

14:00 – 15:30 Lecture by Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek

15:30 – 16:00 break

16:00 – 16:45 Pecha Kucha participants Georgia, Portugal, Ireland, Ukraine

16:45 – 17:15 Conclusions

17:00 –  18:00 Networking