MADE IN DIALOGUES – Crafting the Future I Conference, hybrid event

31. 3. 2023 / 09:00

MADE IN DIALOGUES – Crafting the Future I Conference, hybrid event

31. 3. 2023 / 09:00

Friday, 31 March 2023, 9.00 -17.00
Japanisches Palais (Japanese Palace), Palaisplatz 11, Dresden/Germany & Livestream


Register until 26 March HERE
Follow the livestream from 9.00 to 13.00 HERE
Simultaneous translation to German and English will be provided.


The conference organised by State Art Collections Dresden, Museum of Decorative Arts (SKD) is the official kick-off event of the Europe-wide MADE IN Platform for Contemporary Crafts & Design. The participating partners will along with international experts from the fields of crafts, design and research discuss the future of crafts as an instrument for social and ecological change as well as manners of passing the knowledge of craftsmanship and heritage to future generations. How do we want to live in the future? How can social community be shaped with the help of craftsmanship? How can craftsmanship, design, technology and research work together constructively to achieve this? Project pitches, a panel discussion and round tables will offer the opportunity to find out about the current situation and explore more with the experts present.


(livestream / on site)

WELCOME by Thomas A. Geisler, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts (SKD) / Design Campus Dresden

“Crafting the Future: Visions – Ideals – Everyday Life” panel discusion with:
Lara Miguel Baumann, World Crafts Council Europe
Ulrich Goedecke, Chamber of Crafts, Dresden
Josephine Hage, European Capital of Culture (ECC) Chemnitz+Region 2025
Heinrich Ehnert, designer and artist blacksmith
Schnuppe von Gwinner, art historian and artist, craft2eu
Moderation: Thomas A. Geisler, SKD

FAST INPUT 1 PANELS: MADE IN PLATFORM presentation of upcoming activities for craftspeople, designers, and other creatives

FAST INPUT 2 PANEL: Project presentation of the experts of the afternoon round tables

FILM SCREENING (part 1) & TALK: „Ode an das Handwerk“, Marion Ackermann, General Director of SKD, in conversation with artist and filmmaker Donata Wenders

(only on site)


1. Collaborations between crafts, design, technology and research
2. Knowledge Transfer and Intangible Cultural Heritage
3. Crafts and society
4. New Technologies and crafts

PRESENTATION of the results of the round tables and sum-up

FILM SCREENING II: ”Ode an das handwerk” by Donata Wenders


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