IV Crafts NOW. Festival of Crafts and Innovation

Meeting  /  26 Jan 2023  -  27 Jan 2023
Published: 23.12.2022

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The activity reaches its fourth edition presenting, for the first time, a festival format and puts on the table the evolution, transversality and interconnectivity between sectors and disciplines to address that artisan innovation that goes beyond technology or research in materials and techniques.
Crafts NOW is a space for exchange, exhibition, and networking, which will have the presence of professional experts from the crafts, design, and creative sectors who will present the new trends in the filed, research projects, experiences, and good practices. A space to think about the future of crafts with a disruptive perspective and adapted to the new social and thought models: cooperativism, the gender perspective, responsible consumption, sustainability, and everything that crafts can contribute to society.


Thursday, January 26
3:00 p.m. Start of accreditations.
4:00 p.m. Institutional greeting.
4:15 pm Presentation by Gudy Herder, futurist and founder of Eclectic Trends.
5:00 p.m. Presentation of 40 feathers, experts in artistic glass techniques.
5:45 p.m. Presentation and installation exhibition by Marta Torrent, product designer and maker.
6:30 p.m. Opening Refreshment.

Friday, January 27
09:00 h Beginning of accreditations.
10.15 am Presentation by Eugenia Tenenbaum, art historian, and cultural promoter.
11:30 am Presentation and practical demonstration by Sara González de Ubieta, architect, product, and materials designer.
12:15 p.m. Networking session.
1:45 p.m. Break for lunch.
3:00 p.m. Presentation and practical demonstration by Blast Studio, makers, and designers.
4.30 pm Presentation by Iris de Kievith, designer and architect, co-creator of the Smogware project.
5:30 p.m. Round table.
6:30 p.m. Closing of the event.

- Earlybirds (the first 50 people and until December 18): €30 (VAT included).
- General: €45 (VAT included).
- People with craftsman card: €25 (VAT included). Ask for the code to
- FAD members: €25 (VAT included). Ask for the code at
- Pack of 5 tickets for schools: €50 (VAT included). Request the code from

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Crafts NOW is an activity organized by the Association of Artists and Craftsmen of the FAD (A-FAD), which has the support of Artesania Catalunya del Consorcio de Comercio, Artesanía y Moda (CCAM) de la Generalitat, the collaboration of the Federación de Asociaciones de Artesanos de Oficio de Cataluña (FAAOC), and the promotion of the Disseny Hub Barcelona.