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A New Generation Learns Basket Weaving

This past July at the Popular Art Museum in Lisbon, ten students from across Europe worked side by side with five of Portugal’s finest basket-weaving artisans with guidance from five international design mentors. As they coiled, plated and twined, they married modern design with traditional techniques in danger of extinction. In trying her hand at the bunho spiral, Weronika Banas, a designer from Poland, said she only reached true understanding while watching the master do her work all over again. For her, the future of craftsmanship goes “hand in hand with the design process so we can learn from each other.”

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The course was part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s Summer School programme and was developed in partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Foundation.

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A New Generation Learns Basket Weaving

Summer School - Posted on 8 October, 2019

This past July at the Popular Art Museum in Lisbon, ten students from across Europe worked side by side with five of Portugal’s finest basket-weaving artisans with guidance from five international design mentors. As they coiled, plated and twined, they married modern design with traditional techniques in danger of extinction. In trying her hand at the bunho spiral, Weronika Banas, a designer from Poland, said she only reached true understanding while watching the master do her work all over again. For her, the future of craftsmanship goes “hand in hand with the design process so we can learn from each other.”

Be part of the Summer School on our YouTube

The course was part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s Summer School programme and was developed in partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Foundation.