The project was structured in three fundamental and complementary aspects. In a first fundamental phase, the inventory and registration of the artisans in active – their memories, techniques, products and workspaces.
In a second phase, the aim was essentially to promote the transmission of knowledge by conducting intergenerational workshops, with the purpose of pass on the knowledge and “know-how” of these artisans and their techniques to the younger.
It was sought to enhance the development of traditional technology learning while stimulating creativity, so that from the old techniques could arise new products, and contribute to the training of new economic agents aiming the sustained continuity of these traditional arts and crafts.
The target audiences of the two training courses were the Penafiel’s High School students and the finalists of Higher Education in arts, design and architecture, as well as visual artists.
In a third phase, the project also aimed the dissemination and promotion of traditional arts and crafts through the construction of this digital platform.