Theme: Contemporary Crafts Lab
Date: December 2014
Place: Ecole Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts D’Alger
Samer Yamani: Creative Director – Spain
Fred Butler: Accessory Design – UK
Piotr Rybaczek: Production Manager – Poland

‘Rethinking contemporary jewellery design’ by Fred Butler
‘Research on local culture and design’ by Samer Yamani
‘Contemporary Jewellery production techniques’ by Piotr Rybaczek

Nabil Zenati was the winner of DURAR production grant to produce his designs. After the workshops, the participants were asked to submit the final designs, the design jury selected one design to be awarded a production grant. The other designs were all featured in one e-catalogue.

Theme: Cultural Heritage & Innovation in Arts, Design and Crafts.
Date: December 2015
Place: Espacio España – Algiers
Dr. Pep Dardanyà Alsina: Design and Education – Barcelona
David Places: Design and Crafts – Barcelona
Giuseppe Moscatello: Director Maraya Art Center – Sharjah
Mouza Al Matrooshi: Artist Curator – Sharjah
Noor Aldabbagh: Banafsajeel – KSA
Christian Rost: Consultant Creative Economy – Germany
Brigitte Frank: Head of Makeup Dpt. at Münchner Kam-Merspiele – Germany
M’Hamed Kouidmi: Founder and Manager of Business Wise – Algiers
Samir Toumi: Writer and Creator of “La Baignoire” – Algiers
Hania Zazoua: Artist , Designer Curator and Founder of BROKK’ART – Algiers
Zafira Ouartsi Baba: Founder of Artissimo – Algiers
Maya Azeggagh: Artist and Women Empowerment Leader – Algiers
Mohamed Mehannk: Researcher in ethnomusicology – Algeria
Meriem Terki: Coordinator and Project Development Officer for Clusters Project – Algiers
Bouzar Mourad: Design and Architecture Consultant – Algiers

Workshops and Roundtables:
‘Innovative management models for new creation spaces’ by Dr. Pep Dardanyà Alsina
‘Crafts Exhibition conceptualization & design’ by David Places and Samer Yamani
‘Promoting cultural & creative professionals: development of individual concepts and policies’ by Christian Rost
‘Curating art and Design Projects’ Giuseppe Moscatello and Mouza Al Matrooshi
Design & crafts in performance art: Characters design for theater’ by Brigitte Frank
‘Human Centred Design (HCD)’ by Noor Aldabbagh

Organised within the framework of ACERCA: Spanish Agency for International Cooperation’s training programme for development in the cultural sector, in collaboration with International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP). With the support and funding from Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Maraya Art Centre & 1971 Design Centre – Sharjah.