Crafting Futures is a global British Council programme building a positive future by unlocking craft’s unique potential to inspire people around the globe. The programme celebrates the value of craft in our history, culture and world today.
Through making and international collaboration, Crafting Futures brings together craft practitioners, designers and organisations from around the world to explore possibilities for this future together.
Crafting Futures Romania
Launched in Romania in 2020, Crafting Futures brings toghether six craft professionals from the United Kingdom and organisations, designers, artists and craftivists in Romania, aiming to support the development of shared learning and traditional, sustainable craft and design practice.
The Crafting Futures sessions, held online from May to August 2020, aimed to encourage conversations on the role and future of traditional crafts and to kickstart collaboration between UK craft designers, artists and researchers and local partners who support and promote traditional crafts and sustainable design practices in Romania.
The programme continues with a working visit to Romania, rescheduled for 2021, as well as through digital activations meant to celebrate craft in a contemporary context.