Luka Karlin
Luka Karlin
Luka Karlin


MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives - POSTPONED


THE TRAVELING EXHIBITION MADE IN: CRAFTS — DESIGN NARRATIVES, is a result of two-year activities conducted by six partnering organizations: Museum of Arts and Crafts, OAZA (Croatia); Museum of Architecture and Design (Slovenia); Werkraum Bregenzerwald (Austria); Nova Iskra, Mikser (Serbia), within a larger MADE IN Platform initiative (

The exhibition showcases the Crafts Archive of 40 craftspeople from the region through photo documentation and stories, and raises questions about the production in the contemporary world within eight Crafts — Design Narratives realized through collaborations of more than 30 craftspeople and more then 40 designers from all over the Europe.

MADE IN is a research, design and heritage platform that proposes new collaborative practices and knowledge exchange between the traditional craftspeople and contemporary designers. It engages craftspeople, designers, researchers, curators and theoreticians on a quest to pose relevant questions about the topics of heritage and production in today’s society through research and archiving of local crafts, conducting workshops and residencies and promoting ideas through a travelling exhibition.
The MADE IN syntagma in the title carries a reference to anonymous and to some extent non-human production of today, which is taking place in the countries of the Far East. It emphasizes the position of design within the current market oriented neo-liberal capitalist
paradigm, with a reference to its source — craftsmanship and making, from which the discipline was inseparable up until the advent of industrialization. Today, on the brink of a technological revolution there seems to be a need to pose the questions about our physical and virtual space again: WHERE is it made? WHO is it made by? WHAT is it made of? FOR whom is it made? WHERE does it come from?
Curated by
Ivana Borovnjak, Maja Kolar (OAZA),
Koraljka Vlajo (MUO) (Croatia);
Maja Vardjan, Cvetka Požar (MAO, Slovenia);
Thomas Geisler, Miriam Kathrein
(Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Austria);
Relja Bobić (Nova Iskra, Serbia)
Made In: Crafts–Design Narratives is a two-year project co-funded by Creative Europe program of the European Union.
Supported by:
The Slovenian Centre for Creativity, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation, Dutch Embassy in Zagreb, The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.



Museum for Architecture and Design - MAO, Rusjanov trg 7, Ljubljana