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

 

MISSION

Passa ao Futuro’s mission is to activate the Portuguese artisan and design sectors through a series of initiatives including a centralized accessible open-access database, residencies, exhibitions, educational  and social innovation programming.  Allowing for and supporting a sustainable socially economically and environmentally responsible design process and business model.