The exhibition Crafting Futures was officially launched at Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Centre. On view from the 12 to 30 June 2018, the show features the works of 20 young designers and entrepreneurs who participated in British Council’s Craft and Design Challenge 2017.
With cash prizes of 60, 50 and 40 million VND, respectively, the organiser hopes that these will serve as nurturing funds so that the winners can realise and implement their respective initiatives – to which goal the British Council guarantees to provide support.
Realised as part of the British Council’s Crafting Futures global initiative, the works exhibited combine age-old knowledge with contemporary designs and span a wide range of disciplines and products. Together, they serve as suggestions towards innovative and sustainable ways of preserving and developing Vietnam’s craft sector.
Unlike other Challenges for which candidates submit entries to jury, participants entered the Craft and Design Challenge with a series of development workshops and practical residency programmes. They have been provided with practical knowledge and skills in craft, design and business planning, so as to be better prepared for their ideas, products and business plan.PSN