Melissa Acker Silver

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Product & Structural Design


Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design

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This study encourages a living preservation of traditional crafts and supports artisans in improving their competitiveness. The demand for unique products with provenance is on the rise, from which craftspeople on-site should benefit
instead of large corporations with imitations. “ge mot” is an analytical approach to reinterpret the most common receptacles of Ethiopian Harari baskets with the help of craft-oriented design while keeping their today still existing
most distinctive characteristics. Designers and craftspeople can benefit and learn from each other in equal partnerships.