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From Technical To Social: A Unique Case Of Design For Filigree Work In Mardin

Bagli, Humanur;


This paper aims to demonstrate the ideas and studies derived from the project “Development of Silver Filigree Handcrafting in Mardin” held under the “Cultural Heritage Development Programme of the Gap Region”. The significant feature of this project is that it has been held under the leadership of Mardin Branch of the Association for Handicapped Persons. The continuation of tradition and formal interpretation of the existing cultural patterns is the main aim of the project. However, another aim of employing the handicapped people and teaching filigree craft to them added an overall value to the project in social responsibility manners and re-shaped the whole process of research and ideation. This feature of the project has influenced the design approaches as well. So, some technical interventions have had a decisive effect on design and production phase. Consideration of the handicapped people by suggesting the right technique for the right design in a sustainable understanding contributed to the originality of the whole scenario, together with outcomes of the project.


Palavras-chave: design, sustainability, handicapped, social responsibility, production technique,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0075

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Bagli, Humanur; "From Technical To Social: A Unique Case Of Design For Filigree Work In Mardin", p. 525-530 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0075

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