Margaret & the art of Ndebele women

When a woman meets a group of women, all of them creative, only good things can result from this experience. It´s the case of the photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke and her photo documentary about the art of Ndebele women. Based in West Africa, these women use vernacular art to enhance traditional architecture by painting them by…

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ISHKAR |Bringing contemporary craftsmanship from countries at war

 

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Gender Equality: Heritage & Creativity

UNESCO launched in 2014 a Report on Gender Equality and Culture, with a special focus on Cultural Heritage and Creativity.

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Craftmanship brings new life to local economy in Tunisia

Leila Ben-Gacem, Fabric of Change Ashoka Fellow, is bringing a new life to local artisans through social entrepreneurship. Her initiative, Blue Fish is aimed at supporting craft communities to “adapt to global market trends to their own heritage and hence threatening the evolution of national cultures”. Passionate about cultural diversity they believe positive socio-economic development…

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“The handmade reflects the soul of the person who made it”

We – The Souk, reflect in this video the power of Syrian artisanship and invite us to reflect about the risks is confronting. A beautiful compilation of powerful stories.

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