Colombia has known conflict for 52 years, one of the longest conflicts in history. Since the peace agreement in 2016, the country realizes how much damage it has done to its population.
When the Victims Unit released its report (http://www.unidadvictimas.gov.co) it indicated that the number of victims of Colombia’s civil war surpassed 7 million in a country of around 50 million citizens. This number represents all the people that have been killed, disappeared or displaced since 1956.
But Colombia is not only know for its conflict. The country has a rich indeginous history that is represented by its artesanias' or artisan crafts, such as colored bowls and vases, ceramics, werregue baskets, hammocks...
Each individual or each community has a story. From this story and in collaboration with partners, experts and artisans we analyze their passions and experiences as well as their environments to gather new ideas in order to create sustainable projects that tackle issues of the individual or the community and that ensure that the cultural heritage remains intact. We aim to empower (young) artisans to become leaders who can pave a way of their own and to work on 21st century skills (entrepreneurial, cross cultural, creative and digital).