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Creative Mikser #19: Nowa Fala Rzemiosła

Creative Mikser #19: New wave of craftsmanship

On Thursday, 28 March, at 6 p. m. , the Museum of Warsaw Praga (50/52 Targowa Street) will host another meeting of the creative industry. Representatives of the Polish and British artisan crafts market will reflect on how to support the local craftsmanship sector wisely and effectively. The 19th edition of the Creative Mikser will be devoted to the subject of a new wave of craftsmanship. During the meeting with the participation of Polish craftsmen and artists, the participants will discuss how to protect crafts threatened with extinction, what are the effective way of transferring knowledge in this field to future generations. The meeting will also address the issue of whether the knowledge passed on by the masters of craftsmanship gives perspectives to youn designers/craftsmen for a prosperous business. The special guest of the meeting will be Neil Brownsword, artist and professor of ceramics at Staffordshire and Bergen Universities.

Polish craftsmen will also take part in the meeting:

- Jacek Kamiński, a shoemaker for four decades, continues his family tradition. His uncle, Brunon Kamiński, learned shoemaking from the age of 12. In 1943 he opened an artistic shoe studio „Brunon" in Warsaw, at Nowy Świat Street.
Jacek Kamiński began his education at his uncle's in th 70's. After his uncle's death, he took over his studio.
- Tomasz Pietrzak, also a shoemaker, is the owner of a shoemaker's workshop located at Targowa Street and bearing his name.

This is how it advertises its services:
„In the world of disposable and mass shoes, we focus on the quality of workmanship and care for our favourite shoes.”
- Filip Stanowski, owner of the „Old Prague"; art gallery existing since 1981, founded by his father.
The Gallery, located in a pre-war tenement house at Brzeska Street in Warsaw's Praga district, sell and renovates „old furniture&quot („antiques").
- Olga Milczyńska, co-founder of the August design studio. He creates ceramics, designs everyday objects and takes care of photography. The basis of the design philosophy is careful observation o man and his environment, functionality of objects and everyday, small joys.

Katarzyna Chudyńska - Szuchnik – curator, the Praga Museum of Warsaw

Michał Olszewski (Deputy President of Warsaw), Ewa Ayton (Head Arts & Culture, British Council)
The discussion will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition at the Warsaw Praga Museum – „Praga as a design. Design with craftsmanship”.

Creative Mikser #19 is the next in a series of meetings of the creative industry, organized by the City of Warsaw and the British Council Poland since 2011.

The partner of this edition of Creative Mikser is the project Forget Heritage - Innovative, sustainable and replicable models of public-private cooperation in the protection of abandoned objects of historical value by strengthening the cultural and creative sector. This is an international project, on of the partners is the City of Warsaw. The aim of the project is to develop a management model for the Creative Centre Nowa Praga in Praga District (ul. Targowa 80A and Inżynierska 3). There will be workshops for craftsmen, conference rooms, a café club, spaces for workshop meetings and social
activities. Exhibitions, cultural and educational activities will also be organized there.

The meeting will be held in Polish and English; translation into Polish will be provided. We also provide a PJM interpreter for the event.

Free admission.

British Council
City of Warsaw (https://www.facebook.com/KreatywnaWarszawa/)

Muzeum Warszawy,
Forget Heritage,
Open Heritige,
August Design,
Galeria Sztuki Stara Praga
Artystyczna Pracownia Obuwia „Brunon”
Pracownia Szewska Tomasz Pietrzak

Media Patronage:
Notes na 6 tygodni,
Projekt Pracownie,

You can find the Facebook event HERE.