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New for Old

New for Old © Simon Mills

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The Southeast Asia regional programme New For Old aims to promote, support and develop the craft and design sector, helping to make it more sustainable and viable for designers, entrepreneurs and their communities.  

Since 2014, we have worked in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to provide opportunities for training, collaborations and exchanges with artisans, designers and makers.   The ambition is to build long-term links between the UK and Southeast Asian craft and design industries, while helping to elevate the status of craft globally. 

The crafts sector is a source of cultural diversity and has a role to play toward sustainable development. Through innovative and contemporary design practices, crafts can foster mutuality and creative collaborations internationally.

To date, the programme has comprised of workshops and training sessions, focused on developing business skills, supporting new product development for international markets and facilitating increased market exposure as well as design exchanges, workshops, collaborations, conferences and exhibitions in the UK. 

We work closely with regional partners, including New Art Zero (Myanmar) and SACICT (Thailand) as well as UK partners such as the Cultural Enterprise Office, Cockpit Arts and Ultra-Indigo. 

Location
South Asia

1 December 2016

Craft Reveals Conference

Craft Reveals Conference

30 November 2016

New for Old Research Residency 2016

New for Old Research Residency 2016

9 June 2016

New for Old at the Barony

New for Old at the Barony Lamp by Thai designer-maker Vassana. Photograph by Beth Chalmers

Lamp by Thai designer-maker Vassana. Photograph by Beth Chalmers

23 May 2016

New for Old Thailand at Clerkenwell Design Week

New for Old Thailand at Clerkenwell Design Week  Photograph by Simon Mills

Photograph by Simon Mills

19 April 2016

New for Old Thailand at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

New for Old Thailand at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Photograph by Simon Mills

Photograph by Simon Mills

31 January 2015

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #3

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #3 © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

28 January 2015

Chiang Mai Design Week #2

Chiang Mai Design Week #2 photo by Sabrina Kraus López

photo by Sabrina Kraus López

16 November 2014

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #2

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #2 © BRITISH COUNCIL

© BRITISH COUNCIL

26 August 2014

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #1

Thailand: Innovative Craft and Design #1 © British Council

© British Council

23 July 2014

Kotagede Silversmiths #2

Kotagede Silversmiths #2 ©British Council

©British Council

4 April 2014

Kotagede Silversmiths #1

Kotagede Silversmiths #1 Photo by ultra-indigo

Photo by ultra-indigo

23 March 2014

New for Old: Tender for UK Consultancy

New for Old: Tender for UK Consultancy © Simon Mills

© Simon Mills