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The Mediterranean has long been the centre for the exchange of objects and culture and the essence of the “Emporio Mediterraneo – Craftsmen and Skills of the Mediterranean”, the international event promoted by the Sardinian Region’s Local Authority for Tourism, Craftwork and Commerce, is to gather together under one roof the evidence of Mediterranean craftsmanship and also to broaden the horizons of traditional skills.
The protagonists of the event are these very artisan skills and its goal is to provide a means of contact between the excellence of Mediterranean craftwork and an audience of possible users. The event is also a means of exploiting the ancient skills from the countries in this area, creating a privileged showcase for all these different techniques and directing them towards new practical applications. This is how the “Emporio Mediterraneo” came into being with the aim of setting up closer links between the world of artisan “know-how” and the economic market.
The project aims to gather together in a single important event, the most significant representatives in the field of handcrafts from all the countries in the Mediterranean area, selected so as to clearly express the vast heritage of skills that shift between tradition and innovation.
The event concerns the building trade, the home, interior and fashion designers and is a unique opportunity to allow traditional skills to meet possible users: architects, designers, interior designers, engineers, fashion designers, building contractors and all those experts who recognise the extraordinary potential of craftsmanship in the realization of their projects. The fulcrum of the event are the artisans themselves, who are called upon to give a live demonstration of their work, skills and ability.
It is no wonder that Sardinia has been chosen as a natural site for the “Emporio Mediterraneo”. In fact the Island has historically been the crossroads for peoples and culture, the privileged witness of an ancient material culture and thereby an open space for the construction of a new culture of “know how”.