The headquarters of the Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) of the Algarve, in Faro, will host from today, Thursday, 26, the exhibition «Story containers», a collaborative work between three new artisans and three masters of the Algarve, Alentejo and Andalusia through the innovative thinking of design.
The collection developed by TASA – Ancestral Techniques Current Solutions – integrates pieces that combine sustainable materials, creating new solutions for traditional arts and enhancing local identities.
The project «0339_GIT_EURO_AAA_2020 – Office of Transfrontier Initiatives Alentejo-Algarve-Andaluzia», where this initiative is inserted, has as beneficiaries the Junta Autónoma de Andaluzia, the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission and the Alentejo Regional Coordination and Development Commission and is co-financed by the Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Operational Program (POCTEP) 2014-2020.
This exhibition aims to promote the spirit of the Algarve-Alentejo-Andalusia Euroregion through crafts, affirming it and publicizing it as a profession of the future.
Proactivetur, through the TASA team, put the project into practice and, over the course of several months, contacted artisans, traditional techniques and the history of this territory, leading a creative process centered on artisan-designer collaboration.
“The result is a collection of containers in which each piece tells stories: of the resilience of artisans, the relevance of craft knowledge and the identities of places,” says the organization.
The pieces made with palm, cane, wicker, wood and leather, recall the primordial character of the containers as timeless utilities, while assuming and rehabilitating both the uniqueness of natural materials and the nobility of the applied craft techniques.
The exhibition will be open from November 26 to December 18 at the headquarters of CCDR / Algarve, from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Entry is limited and current safety measures, such as wearing a mask, must be adopted.