Curated by Miguel Flor

The residency has the goal of involving local artisans in Walk&Talk’s creative bubble, fostering the creation of new products based on certified techniques by CRAA (Azorean Regional Centre for Craftwork). The residence proposes the intersection between visual artists, designers and artisans, crossing traditional techniques with new conceptual models, which allows the transition to new media and products. The group will be composed of 6 artists that will seek in the invited artisans new techniques and work processes.

The residence has resulted in a set of prototypes / products that will now be marketed under the brand RARA (Residência Artesanato da Região dos Açores), bringing value and innovation to the local craftwork and to the Azores brand. The RARA project will now be developed in a logic of continuity and with a view to the commercialization and distribution of its products.