Allow us to introduce a member of MagiC Carpets that uses the ties woven in its local region to connect people, regions, countries and stories that their art tells about them. 

IDEIAS EMERGENTES – Produção Cultural, CRL is a cultural cooperative, founded in 2004 and based in Porto (North Portugal). The main objective of its activity is dissemination and production of activities and cultural events involving all artistic areas, including but not limited to, performing and fine arts, photography, cinema, architecture, design, literature.

The scope of IDEIAS EMERGENTES also includes all activities in between that facilitate the access and promotion of art, namely the provision of auxiliary services, scientific and artistic training.

The purpose of IDEIAS EMERGENTES is to promote artistic projects that contribute to the emergence of new cultural dynamics, be it at the local, regional or European levels. It also develops and supports cultural projects and platforms that foster citizenship, explore new cultural territories and artistic expressions, encourage critical thinking and the development of creative skills.

IDEIAS EMERGENTES is the initiator of Contextile: Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art –a well-established international event which has been promoting the relationship between contemporary (textile) art and the (textile) territory of Vale do Ave, since its inception at Guimarães in 2012 (the year, when its hosting city also held the title of the European Capital of Culture). In 2018, Contextile is coming back for its 4th edition. This project seeks to establish the foundations for the future European artistic platform that fosters interaction between artists, industry, community and territory, contributing to the strengthening of the textile culture, reinforcing local identities and stimulating creativity and innovation.

More information about the Platform Members here.