From Ancient Anatolian Crafts to Contemporary Designs

Join the open call “Crafts from Anatolia. Design from Europe” with your contemporary reinterpretations of ancient Anatolian crafts

Designers and creatives of all kinds: join the open call “From Ancient Anatolian Crafts to Contemporary Designs” with your contemporary reinterpretations of ancient Anatolian crafts!

Applications are open until 24 January 2022!

Anatolia, the vast region spanning most of mainland Turkey, was once home to ancient civilizations. Today, it’s crafts people still carry expert knowledge, which is passed from generation to generation. Turkey Design Council, Brumen Foundation and Traditional Arts Association are inviting designers from all across the European Union to get to know five very different Anatolian crafts (felt making, inlaying, Iznik style ceramics, quilting and stone carving) and reinterpret one (or more) of them for a contemporary audience. 10 authors of the selected design proposals will be invited to Turkey (all expenses covered + monetary compensation) to join the craftspeople in their workshops and co-produce product prototypes, which will then be exhibited in Istanbul and promoted throughout the EU and Turkey.

Check out the documentaries presenting five crafts HERE

Find further information about the open call HERE