Turquoise Mountain and Pippa Small: Design for Development on the Silk Road

201 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
May 2018 - May 2018
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Spurring the revival of artisan industries in Afghanistan, Myanmar and Jordan with Syrian refugees, Turquoise Mountain, in partnership with Pippa Small, promotes and supports traditional crafts.

Turquoise Mountain supports young artisans, small businesses and refugees through training, mentoring and sales support to connect them to international markets. Artisans are provided with access to specialist equipment, workspaces, and a team of business development experts.

The artisanal businesses that Turquoise Mountain works with specialize in traditional crafts including jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, calligraphy, miniature painting, carpets and textiles.

Pippa Small and Turquoise Mountain are celebrating ten years of collaboration in 2018. To commemorate this milestone there will be special collections with Afghanistan and Myanmar artisans. And most excitingly together we are launching a project with Syrian refugees in Jordan. Come and be part of the launch of this important new collaboration.

During LCW there will be discussions, demonstrations and talks from designers, artisans and thought-leaders across a myriad of crafts including jewellery, woodwork, tailoring/fashion, illustration and calligraphy.

Dates and times:

May 9th Wednesday – (6pm - 9pm)
LCW Turquoise Mountain and Pippa Small opening evening https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcw-turquoise-mountain-pippa-small-opening-evening-tickets-42311657306

May 10th Thursday – (4pm – 5pm)
Turquoise Mountain and Pippa Small: Design for Development – Panel discussion between Pippa Small, Naseer Yasna (Mansouri) and Victoria Dabdoub https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcw-turquoise-mountain-and-pippa-small-design-for-development-tickets-42533302252

May 11th Friday - (3pm – 5pm)
Zarif design Fashion event – Talk from Zolaykha Sherzad, Founder of Zarif Design in Kabul, Afghanistan https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcw-turquoise-mountain-pippa-small-zarif-design-fashion-event-tickets-42537101616

May 12th Saturday – (1pm – 3pm)
Art overcoming conflict: Samira Kitman and Nadine Kaadan – Discussion between these two artists plus miniature painting/ calligraphy demonstrations https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcw-turquoise-mountain-pippa-small-art-overcoming-conflict-tickets-42538121667

May 13th Sunday – (1pm – 2pm)
Syria: Recipes from Home - Itab Azzam talks about the book she co-authored and her love of Syrian food https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcw-turquoise-mountain-pippa-small-syria-recipes-from-home-tickets-42547271033

Phone number: 020 7792 1292

Website: turquoisemountain.org, pippasmall.com


May 2018 - May 2018

201 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB, London, UK