(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CCD-NL is binding cultures in times of crisis! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, CCD-NL has been searching for new ways to promote intercultural communication. Today CCD-NL proudly presents the first webinar for 2021. The webinar will take place on 11 March 2021, at 11:00 until 13:30 o’clock. It will be streamed on Youtube, and it is open to the public to attend. The event will be held in English, with translations available in Indonesian.
The topic of this webinar will be “Shaping your heritage – constructing your design practice” workshop. The webinar will be led by Nikkie Wester – a Dutch designer & Future Heritage Specialist based in Amsterdam, and Gyanni Antonya – a Practice Based Researcher & Communication Design. Nikkie has been involved in several projects to preserve culture from several countries such as Africa, Morocco, Indonesia and The Netherlands. This is her third participation in CCD-NL workshop. This will be the first collaboration between Gyanni Antonya and CCD-NL. Gyanni is an expert in fashion design and branding without technology. In this workshop, NTT, Indonesia Ikat artisans Syariat Tole from Alor, Marsa & Asmawet Fattu from Rote-Ndao and Selviana B’oi Ndao from Belu will also participate.
Syariat Tole is an Ikat artisan from Alor, who is an expert on natural dyes Ikat in NTT. She has created more than 300 natural dyes. She established an Ikat group in NTT called Kampung Patola, which consists of 75 members. She has been weaving Ikat since she was 7 years old, and has now been active in training Ikat weaving using natural dyes all around NTT. She spends most of her days weaving with her Ikat group.
Marsa and Asmawet Fattu are Ikat artisans from Rote-Ndao, who specialize in weaving Rote-Ndao Ikat motif and in designing clothes using Rote-Ndao Ikat. It usually takes about 1 or 2 weeks to produce 1 Ikat. She uses both natural and non-natural dyes to dye Ikat. Marsa designs a variety of
clothes such as traditional clothes and office uniforms using Ikat while Asmawet weaves Rote-Ndao Ikat.
Selviana B’oi Ndao is a weaver from Belu, who has been weaving ever since she was a teenager. In 2017 she established a weaving group together with other women from Belu, which is called Wahor Hadomi. She uses natural dyes in her weaving and is training other weavers in using natural dyes to dye their yarn. She had attended major art and craft exhibitions in Jakarta and had also displayed her Ikat in the Netherlands.
The program of the event will include a warm opening from the founding director of CCD-NL, Yetty Van Der Made-Haning. Following, Nikkie and Gyanni will interact more closely with the Tenun Ikat artisans from NTT to explore new creative ways of bringing heritage into Ikat designs.
CCD-NL’s mission is to organize projects and events on culture and development, to forge partnerships based on shared values and ethics for mutual benefit, and to deliver professionals on culture and development. CCD-NL aims at reviving ancient techniques and endangered cultural heritage to find meaning in the present for the future by creating economy & creative industries.