At VICARTE we aim disclosing and reinterpreting traditional techniques, exploring their translation into contemporary applications, to design sustainable practices and transmission of traditional knowledge. Encouraging the sharing of know-how between generations through collaborations with artists and artisans on the international and local levels as a stimulus for the creation of a renewed market.
VICARTE aims to activate the crafts sector by re-establishing almost extinct techniques toward new sustainable products through:
- the strengthening of intercultural relations between native Cape Verde and generations of immigrants living in Portugal, particularly in Almada. The planned initiatives will invest people with know-how, aimed at job creation in crafts and design.
- the preservation of the history of the use of objects, by creating a clear picture of habits and customs accompanied by an analysis of three pottery regions associated to olive oil production (Barcelos, Alentejo e Açores). The study will be conducted through the observation of daily life rituals and interviews with the population, which will be given form in graphic material and a documentary.
- the study of viability of use and technical characteristics of ceramics pastes found in Cape Verde, Almada, Minas do Lousal for the production of daily life objects and public art in collaboration with Oficinas do Convento-Centro Unesco.