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 a database in conjunction with UNESCO Cátedra and CEARTE on artisans in Portugal still working with traditional techniques and skill-sets

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

Activating this network through a series of residencies and organized collaborations.

Supporting the sustainability of the crafts through positive social and environmental impact programming rooted in design and systems thinking.

 

 

 

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 in the production of utilitarian designs on the global and local levels.

 

MISSION

Passa ao Futuro’s mission is to preserve, promote and activate the Portuguese artisan sector through a series of initiatives, utilizing design thinking. Allowing for and supporting a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, responsible design process, business model and future.