Homo Faber cancelled
International craft event Homo Faber, scheduled for 10 September – 11 October in Venice, has been cancelled.
‘The health of humankind comes first, so does the safety of our crafts community: artisans, curators, designers, collaborators, partners, craft enthusiasts, followers and visitors, with our special thoughts extended to our friends in Japan and our partners in Venice,’ says Johann Rupert, co-founder of organiser Michelangelo Foundation.
‘The founding principle of Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future is to place the human, the man and the maker, at the very centre of the event. This includes protecting not just cherished livelihoods but human beings themselves. Therefore, we choose to put the safety and wellbeing of our master artisans and wider community first, and welcome a new event in 2021.’
‘During the plague that took place in the 14th century, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote the Decameron, a timeless masterpiece of literature: a series of artful tales that sought to preserve a sense of beauty, of humanity, and of love. I am sure that in 2021, when the time comes, Homo Faber will contribute, too, to the telling of beautiful and authentic stories, to mark the renaissance of our world: the inspirational stories of master craftspeople. Homo Faber will once again be an opportunity to revel in beauty,’ says Franco Cologni, Michelangelo Foundation co-founder.
‘Our mission is one that is lived out every day through encouraging, enabling and valuing the humans: the hands, the hearts and the minds behind each creative process and new creation. Craftspeople are the driving force behind our cultural movement, and it is in them we continue to place our faith. We look forward to celebrating with them and all our community, a newfound respect for the human spirit in 2021.’
Dates for the rescheduled event will be announced in May.