Theme: Contemporary Crafts Lab
Date: December 2014
Place: École Supérieure des Sciences et Technologies du Design – Tunis
Samer Yamani: Creative Director – Spain
Isabelle Busnel: Contemporary Jewellery Design – France/UK
Piotr Rybaczek: Production Manager – Poland

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

Dorra Zayani was the winner of DURAR production grant to produce her 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: Dar El Founoun – Tunis
Dr. Pep Dardanyà Alsina: Design and Education – Barcelona
David Places – Design and Craftrs – 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
Leila Ben-Gacem – Founder of Blue Fish, sustainable design
Amina Nasri – Founder of Art-Tunis – Tunis
Sana Tamzini – Art Curator and Teacher of Design and Science – Tunis
Anis Semlali – Director ESSTED – Tunis
Talel Sahmim – Expert on Industrial Development at UNIDO – Tunis

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