DESIGN OPEN CALL: Crafts from Anatolia, Designs from Europe

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Designers and creatives of all kinds: join our open call with your contemporary reinterpretations of ancient Anatolian crafts!

Turkey Design Council and project partners Brumen Foundation and Traditional Arts Association are inviting designers from all across the European Union to get to know five different Anatolian crafts and reinterpret one (or more) of them for a contemporary audience.


Anatolia, the vast region spanning most of mainland Turkey, was once home to ancient civilizations; today, its craftspeople still carry expert knowledge, which is passed from generation to generation, but is being increasingly forgotten. To revitalize these ancient skill sets, we’re introducing five different crafts – quilting, inlaying, ceramics, felt making, and stone carving – and inviting designers to create their own contemporary product design proposals.

About the open call

Designers and creatives from all across the European Union member and candidate countries (excluding Turkey) above the age of 18 can apply to the open call.
Submissions can be made in two categories; either as a student or a professional.

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.

Applications are open until 24 January 2022!


Check out the documentaries presenting five crafts:

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