Valentina Puzdercă,Georgiana Ghiț,Radu Abraham, Ștefan Păvăluță
Valentina Puzdercă, Georgiana Ghiț, Radu Abraham, Ștefan Păvăluță
DeltaCraft (craft + contemporary Design)DeltaCraft is a collaborative platform set by Romanian NGO Ecopolis in 2015, that aims at creating connections and experiences between the Danube Delta artisans and crafts people and contemporary designers. The concept of DeltaCraft is to create unique working experiences between the artisans and the designers in the specific environment of Danube Delta.The Danube Delta is a very precious space, geographically defining the place where the Danube flows into the Black Sea, an UNESCO natural heritage reservation and hosting communities of no less than12 ethnic groups. Yearly, since 2015, we are trying to look for new collaborative methods between designers and crafts people from the Delta, to promote their work, the deltaic aesthetics, resources and communities. By now the platform hosted over 20 crafts people and artisans from the Delta and 9 Romanian designers.The four concepts presented incorporate natural materials, crafts skills, practical and aesthetic properties and are created by four talented Romanian designers. They were all made by the designers themselves, working alongside the crafts people from the Danube Delta, during a workshop organised in Letea Village, the most reclusive and best preserved village in the Danube Delta.