Classes and materials are available on YouTube and web platform
Rede Artesanato Brasil, an extension project of UFMG, makes available to the public the classes and teaching materials of the extension course Public Policies and Development of Crafts.
The course took place between August and September 2021. Initially, the training was intended only for national and state representatives of the Brazilian Handicraft Program (PAB), the Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae) and confederations and artisan federations. Now, any interested party can have access to the material.
The course consists of ten multidisciplinary modules. Each module has two classes taught by UFMG professors, an article with the main discussions addressed and complementary documents stored in the library.
The introductory module addressed the Conceptual basis of craftsmanship: challenges and facilities and was given by Maria Dorotéa Naddeo, from the coordination of Rede Artesanato Brasil. Classes are available on the network’s YouTube channel and the material can be downloaded on the web platform.
Find out about the modules and professors responsible
Module 1 – Conceptual basis of craftsmanship: challenges and facilities (Teacher: Maria Dorotea Naddeo);
Module 2 – Public policies: from the construction of public problems to evaluation processes (Teacher: José Geraldo Leandro);
Module 3 – Legal framework for Brazilian handicrafts (Teacher: Pedro Augusto Gravatá Nicoli);
Module 4 – Memory and craft policies (Teachers: Carlos Henrique Falci and Maria Alice Braga);
Module 5 – Network political articulations (Teacher: Rafael Neves);
Module 6 – Participatory methodologies and public policies (Teacher: Márcio Gomes da Silva);
Module 7 – Economy and development in the post-pandemic world (Teacher: Sandro Pereira Silva)
Classes for the remaining three modules will be available in the coming weeks.
Brazilian handicraft ecosystem
Rede Artesanato Brasil is an extension project of UFMG. It encompasses a shared and participatory management structure, which brings together, articulates and mobilizes an ecosystem formed by different actors on a national scale.
The main objective of the project is to prepare the first diagnosis of Brazilian handicrafts that makes it possible to identify problems that affect the segment. In addition, it seeks to contribute to the integrated development of the sector and the appreciation of the artisan. It works in close partnership with the Brazilian Crafts Program (PAB), of the federal government.
The project’s coordination network is made up of national and state representatives from the PAB and Sebrae, from federal universities and from artisan confederations and federations.
More information can be found on the Network’s website.