What do you know about Ukrainian Design and it`s roots?
What handicrafts existed on this lands 900 years ago and are still in use?
And how it all affects contemporary design in Eastern Europe?
A group of 12 international design experts from UK, USA, France, Denmark, Finland, Spain and other countries visited 5 unique design centers of Transcarpathian Ukraine - an absolutely original craft workshops of black-smoked ceramics, Hutsul sheep-wool carpets, sustainable woodwork and many others.
Organized by the founder of the FAINA Design – Victoria Yakusha, project has aimed to inspire design colleagues all over the world with a one of a kind craft technique of this region, which are at great risk of extinction.
"Considering all the political conditions, it is hard to imagine Ukraine as a perspective design-tour destination, but I decided to take a challenge and prove that we also have something to interest foreign guests."
The sensual experience of designers on handicrafts resulted in a deep discourse of each of them on the future of ancient crafts, their modern interpretation and the collaboration of modern design practitioners with artisans.
To share their inspiration with everyone, they created a documentary about the expedition and its main characters: artisans, design experts and Ukraine.
Discover details of the expedition here: www.faina.design/design-expedition
The project was implemented with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
Watch the video below>