RARA Residência de Artesanato da Região dos Açores
The Design/ Crafts residency proposes the intersection between visual artists, designers and artisans, crossing traditional Azorean techniques and materials with new conceptual models, allowing the transition to new media and products, developed under the brand RARA, which stands for “Residência Artesanato da Região dos Açores” - Craftwork Residency of the Region of the Azores. The residency is programmed within Walk&Talk’s program, but its an increasingly autonomous project. Throughout the various editions, the different workgroups have been composed of artists that seek in the invited artisan's new techniques and work processes. The residence has resulted in a set of prototypes/products now presented as RARA, bringing value and innovation to the local craftwork and to the Azores brand.
Some of these objects are available for purchase, and their revenue allows support for the artisan activity and continuity of residences, which are supported by the US Embassy.
Associação Arrisca, Cerâmica Vieira, Fátima Andrade, Herdeiros Agostinho Medeiros Lda, Horácio Raposo, Idalina Negalha, Jacinta Teixeira, João Andrade, Maria Pimentel, Mary Anne Melo, Oficina Museu das Capelas, Quinta do Priôlo, Tipografia Micaelense, Veneranda Silva
Bráulio Amado (pt), Brian Thorren (us), Carolina Brito (pt), Caroline David (us), Célia Esteves (pt), Eneida Lombe Tavares (pt), Filipe Alarcão (pt), Kurt Woerpel (us), João Xará (pt), Julio Dolbeth (pt), Leo Nguyen (au), Mafalda Fernandes (pt), Nicole Shinn (us), Pedrita (pt), Sam Baron (fr), Simone Ponte (pt), Soraia Gomes Teixeira (pt), Rui Freitas (pt), Rui Vitorino Santos (pt), Tim Lahan (us), UVA - Cristina Horas & Sérgio Rebelo (pt), WSDIA - Jonathan Jackson & Sarah Jackson (us).