ARTISTS IN INDUSTRY (2011, 2012, 2013)
Website: http:// www.artistsinindustry.com
Started in 2011, “Artists in Industry” project is a platform which aims to encourage design theory and research in Eastern Europe. At present, three major actions were realized: the Romanian Textile Arts On-line Archive (see: http://archives.artistsinindustry.com), the international conference “Artists in Industry. The Role of Design in the Digital Age” (see: http://conference.artistsinindustry.com) and a national competition addressed to young Romanian designers (http://designers.artistsinindustry.com) .
Initiated by 2580 Association with support from the Administration of Cultural National Fund, “Artists in Industry” project was motivated, on the one hand, by the lack of institutions in Romania interested in presenting and valuating the applied arts beyond an ethnographic interest (there are no museums of decorative art or centers dedicated to architecture and design), on the other hand, by the need to encourage a theoretical debate regarding the Romanian and Eastern European design.