2021 has been a fantastic year for us at MFA. Summing up the results of the year…We are proud of 2021 and all its collaborations and moments.
One highlight being the design of cross-cultural narratives: a collaborative project between Istituto Marangoni London & Partenija Zografski School Skopje & MFA.
Most Istituto Marangoni London students were not aware of the Macedonian crafts and culture before the start of the project. They thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about Macedonia, its history and its traditions; finding the architecture, pottery and embroidery most inspiring.
The students from “Partenija Zografski” realized that their traditional crafts were significant and rich in creativity. They enjoyed the combination of their traditions with modernity.
How might Macedonian traditional culture and the emerging local designers benefit from cross-cultural projects? The answer is that our opportunity is to see our own culture through someone else’s eyes, to see its potential in contemporary design in numerous different ways.
Being able to inspire and encourage the youth, we’ve invested in many new projects to prepare for an even stronger 2022.