LINKING DESIGNERS TO CRAFTSMAN & Artisans in Portugal 

 
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Enablers of communication between traditional techniques and contemporaneity

Passa ao Futuro is a new cultural initiative, non-profit association that is creating an open-source database in conjunction with UNESCO Cátedra and CEARTE on artisans in Portugal still working with traditional techniques and skill-sets

We document to preserve the intangible cultural heritage of Portuguese Artisans and Craftsman. 

We activate this network through a series of residencies and organized collaborations.

 

 

 

VISION

To cultivate an interface of ideas, techniques and skills between the historical past and the sustainable future, through facilitating collaboration and innovation with artisans and designers on the global and local levels.

 

MISSION

Passa ao Futuro’s mission is to create a centralized accessible open-source database actively connecting global and local designers with the artisans and craftsman of Portugal. Allowing for and supporting a sustainable socially responsible design process and business model that activates the craft sector of Portugal.