Monocle on Design

Craft special

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12 July 2022

Episode 561

30 minutes


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From a contemporary take on Congolese textiles to a Sarajevo-based coppersmith challenging stereotypes, we meet some of the people working hard to ensure a future for traditional crafts.

12 July 2022

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


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Chapter 1

Nada Debs

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Lebanese designer Nada Debs talks to us about the Middle East’s fascinating craft heritage.

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Nermina Alic

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Bosnian coppersmith Nermina Alic on her work and her battle against gender stereotypes.

6 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Why do materials matter?

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Monocle’s Nic Monisse ponders the importance of quality materials.

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Why do materials matter?

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Jess Kilubukila

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We meet Jess Kilubukila to discuss his design studio that aims to increase the value placed on traditional craft in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

8 minutes

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